Klobuchar Promotes Small-business Trade

Small businesses have potential to sell to overseas markets, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says, so she plans a Monday hearing to promote it.

The Minnesota Democrat’s office reports the hearing will focus on how federal agencies can best help small- and medium-sized businesses enter foreign markets and expand their international sales. The hearing is part of her duty as chairwoman of the Senate subcommittee on competitiveness, innovation and export promotion.

The Karlstad, Minn., Mattracks company will be featured at the Eagan meeting. It makes rubber track systems for off-road vehicles and all-terrain vehicles. The northwest Minnesota firm sells in more than 50 countries.

Among those testifying at the hearing, which is 10:30 a.m. at the Skyline International Design Center, are officials from the U.S. Commerce Department, Small Business Administration and Chamber of Commerce.