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If you own a company and are considering making it an international endeavor, Derek Miller has some words for you: Too late.

That's because, Miller asserts, all companies are affected by activities around the world.

It’s certainly the case for a farm owned by Miller’s family. When family members gather to talk, world events are at the forefront, Miller, the president and chief executive officer of World Trade Center Utah, said at last week’s Weber County International Business Forum.

“When we talk about this farm today, we talk about what’s happening in the Middle East, because what’s happening in the Middle East has a direct impact on the success of this farm. We talk about what’s happening in China, because what’s happening in China has a direct impact on the success of this farm. We talk about what’s happening in the world, because what’s happening in the world has a direct impact on the success of this farm,” he said.

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