Grow Your Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa

January 05, 2017

In 2014, the Obama administration started the Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) campaign to increase investments and export opportunities to an area of the world that continues to grow. Six countries in Africa are in the Top 10 for fastest growing economies in the world, therefore, there is no surprise why this has become one of the top foreign economic initiatives coming out of the executive branch. This commitment has been spread across each of the government agencies (e.g., Export-Import Bank of the U.S.[EXIM], Department of Commerce, OPIC and more) to focus resources and time on expanding U.S. involvement in Africa.

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National Export Initiative: Export Your Products, Grow Your Business

December 08, 2016

Exporting strengthens America’s economy, creates U.S. based jobs, fuels small business growth and can sustain companies during economic downturns at home. In his 2010 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI), aimed at improving the conditions that affect companies’ ability to sell to overseas buyers and to “renew and revitalize our efforts to promote American exports abroad.”

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State Trade Expansion Program: A Gift for Small Businesses

November 29, 2016

For a small business, the idea of exporting may seem daunting and the investment in moving forward involves researching new markets, attracting new customers and traveling to international destinations. Sound scary and expensive? There are many, many resources to help you. Today, we’re focusing on the STEP Program, a federal/state partnership intended to increase the number of small businesses that export, and help small businesses that already export increase the value of goods and services they sell to overseas customers.

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