By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Local business owners now have resources to expand their businesses globally.
The International Trade Resource Center opened Tuesday at the Scarborough Library at Shepherd College and the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library in Martinsburg.
The center will provide local businesses with current trade information on a variety of topics.
The resource center is sponsored by the West Virginia International Trade Development Council.
"I think it was very essential to have a center like this," said John Unger II, president of the West Virginia International Trade Development Council. "I believe this is the first international trade resource center in West Virginia and the quad state region."
"We're in a good position to do this since we're a federal depository," said Ann Henriksson, director of the International Trade Resource Center and librarian at Shepherd College in charge of reference and governmental publications.