Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) will hold a “Doing Business in Africa Forum & Resource Fair” on Friday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.
The forum will focus on opportunities for trade and commercial relationships in the 54 nations on the African continent. Representatives of federal and state agencies will make presentations on resources that can help people start or expand a business in Africa. Experts on market research, negotiating agreements, insurance and business transactions will provide information.
From 2000 to 2010, six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies were in sub-Saharan African countries. As a result of economic progress, Africa’s middle class has tripled in size over the last 30 years, now numbering more than 313 million, according to Bass.
Over the next 10 years, Africa will become an even more important part of the world economy, with a large youthful population that is increasingly university-educated, tech-savvy and entrepreneurial, Bass added.
“As the lead Democrat on the House of Representatives’ Africa Subcommittee, I have the honor of focusing on how the United States can continue to work with the 1 billion people who live on the African continent, including through productive economic relationships,” Bass said. “I hope you will plan to join me and learn about federal, state and local resources available to those looking to start or expand their international business.”
For information, call (323)965-1422, or visit www.bass.house.gov.
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