The OSU CITD
focuses on assisting communities in developing countries to meet basic needs for food, water, education, and health.
Funded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the CITDs
have often led foreign trade missions for local business representatives and encouraged international trade.
Following their export training at the World Ag Expo, CITD, along with the California Department of Food (CDFA), is host to the CalAgX training program.
The CITD specializes in food and agricultural export assistance and serves California through export training, one-on-one counseling, applied research and participating in CITD hosted buying missions.
I write this having just returned from Budapest as a guest of CITD, where I attended the Hungarian Showcase 2013, an impressive selection of leading work from independent and state-sponsored theatres (see Jim O'Quinn's report, page 58).
One small illustration of Arnoult's humble magic: Smith brought the brilliant young Hungarian director Janos Szasz to Arena after that first trip, which took place under the auspices of the Eastern and Central European Theatre Initiative--a five-year project of Arnoult's CITD supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, which sought to connect young directors in post-Soviet Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia with major American theatres.
For two decades since he founded CITD
, Arnoult has become a living, breathing Rolodex for international theatre.
Robert Corona of the CITD
also addressed another concern many businesses have when contemplating a foray into setting up business and manufacturing facilities and relationships in Mexico: patent and copyright infringement and competitive information.
- funded through the California Community Colleges' Economic and Workforce Development Program - Corona endeavors to stimulate international trade by matchmaking qualified importers and exporters.
With training seminars and state-of-the-art resources, such as highly rated expertise, referral and resource services, international trade libraries, access to an international database network, industry matchmaker missions and trade leads, trade centers like CITD
have assisted with the hundreds of trade transactions that have helped make California the leading exporting state in the United States.
Newman, vice president of Marketing and Sales at DVDO, said, "The CITD
Division of Matsushita brings a strong Japanese partner into the DVDO family.
will utilize direct mail campaigns, newsletters, and its active partnerships with the Small Business Administration, the Southern Business Development Center, and the California Manufacturers and Technology Center to Launch the campaign.