NSBA Board Member Testifies Before Senate Panel

July 5, 2011


Molly Brogan




Washington, D.C. – David Ickert, National Small Business Association (NSBA) treasurer and past chair of the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) testified last week before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance. Ickert, of Air Tractor, Inc. in Olney, Texas, has been an outspoken advocate for growing export opportunities for small businesses, and testified to the importance of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank) to facilitate such growth.

A recipient of Ex-Im Bank’s medium term credit insurance, Air Tractor has expanded their operations significantly since 1995 when they first sought support from Ex-Im. Today, Ickert expects the company to complete 30 such deals through Ex-Im in 2011 alone.

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