Local veteran business leader tapped to participate in USMCA pilot program | News

WATERVLIET, N.Y. — Amy Amoroso, director VBOC Region II hosted at the McNulty Veteran Business Center, was recently invited to join a select group of other small business counselors in Mexico, Canada, and the United States to collaborate and help small businesses find success through exports and help their clients take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“I was delighted to be nominated by Peter Fehnel, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist & Veteran Business Outreach Officer for SBA’s New York District Office, for this pilot program, and am proud to join this select group. Together we will identify opportunities for the veteran-owned businesses that I represent to do business throughout our neighboring countries,” Amoroso said. 

USMCA is a unique program connecting individual SME Resource Partner counselors to other counselors in the US and Mexico and Canada to strengthen their abilities to help clients and increase their knowledge and networks across North America.

“We are so proud of the work that Amy does on behalf of the veteran business owners and entrepreneurs in the region, but this appointment will help broaden her reach significantly and help these businesses grow internationally,” Kathy Caruso, executive director of the McNulty Veteran Business Center remarked.

“We are honored by the work she is doing to help veterans find opportunities both domestic and abroad, and navigate the obstacles that stand before the success of their businesses,” Caruso added.

The USMCA SBDC/SME Counseling Network Pilot Program is just one of the activities under the USMCA SME Chapter that SBA is supporting in coordination with other Federal Agencies, USTR, and Mexico and Canada.