The Spanish region of Valencia is to spend 673,000 euros ($677,980) in an attempt to boost its footwear exports by the end of 2002. Carmen de Miguel, the general director of the Valencian Export Institute (IVEX), said an agreement has been signed with the Spanish Footwear Industry Federation (FICE) in Elda, eastern Spain, to raise the sector's profile in Tunisia, Rumania, Vietnam, Morocco, China and New York.