In the face of global competition, states have opened more than 200 export promotion offices worldwide and increasingly conduct a wide variety of exchange programs and other activities. The mission of CSG's International Committee is to track and interpret international trends of importance to state governments. These trends include broad developments in the global economy that impact state governments as well as trends involving specific state international initiatives in trade, education and other key sectors. The committee promotes dialogue on important trends to identify best practices among state international programs. In addition, the committee oversees CSG's wide portfolio of exchange programs, research projects and other international initiatives. The committee is made up of officials from all branches of state government as well as International Partner representatives and CSG Associate members.
Sen. Gary Stevens
Mr. Manny Mencia
International Trade & Business Development Division