Ellicott Reports Half of Sales are Exports
These figures do not include exports by Ellicott sister companies LWT and IMS.
In February, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke visited the Ellicott to promote the Obama Administration’s National Export Initiative, which has the goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next five years. (See Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Describes Export Policy at Ellicott Event, IDR, March/April 2010, pp. 20-21.)
Maryland U.S. Congressman John P. Sarbanes accompanied Secretary Locke, along with Suresh Kumar, Assistant Commerce Secretary and Director General of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service.
BENTLEY ATTENDED ELLICOTT EVENT
Helen Delich Bentley attended the event, held in Ellicott’s manufacturing facility. Bentley is a journalist, advisor to the Port of Baltimore and multi-term U.S. Congresswoman- from 1985 to 1995. As a member of the committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, she was (and is) an acknowledged expert on federal maritime policy. Bentley has been a lifelong advocate of the U.S. Merchant Marine.
In June 2006, at the Port of Baltimore’s 300th anniversary celebration, Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. re-named the port the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. She is CEO of Helen Bentley Associates, an international trade, business and government consultant.