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EXIM Town Hall: Arkansas Export Experiences
November 04, 2020 Eugene Uhm, Business Development Specialist

Arkansas, nicknamed the “Natural State” is known for being the world capital of numerous things, items such as quartz, spinach, folk music, and archery bow production. In 2019, $6.2 Billion worth of Arkansas goods were shipped worldwide, counting towards 0.4 percent of the United States’ overall export volume.

With only 5 percent of the world’s consumers located within the United States, it is crucial businesses of all sizes include exporting as part of their overall business strategy.

Companies that sell worldwide are more financially stable and expand faster. They can also reduce their inventory and diversity their regional sales portfolio. Are you interested in hearing how your fellow Arkansas businesses have competed in the global marketplace? Worried about the risks when it comes to exporting?

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) in partnership with the World Trade Center Arkansas, invite you to attend a FREE event, EXIM Town Hall: Arkansas Export Experiences featuring the Keith Smith Company, Inc. and Allen Engineering Corporation on November 18, 2020 @ 10 AM CST /11 AM EST.

In this town hall discussion, you will learn:

  • First hand experiences on how EXIM, the WTC Arkansas, and their export finance solutions helped the Keith Smith Company, Inc. and Allen Engineering Corporation compete internationally.
  • Why your company should be exporting, no matter how small the business.
  • How to protect your company against export-related risks.
  • How to improve your company's cash flow.


Rob Faubion – CFO, Keith Smith Company Inc.
Roberto Ortega – LatAm Business Manager, Keith Smith Company Inc.
Joey Ward – International Sales Director, Allen Engineering Corporation
Melvin Torres – Director of Western Hemisphere Trade, WTC Arkansas
Aerek Stephens – REPP Program Manager, EXIM
Kelly Kemp – Regional Director – Central Region, EXIM

EXIM is a federal government agency that supports American jobs by facilitating the international sales of U.S. goods and services. EXIM support provides businesses with protection from the risks of nonpayment, the opportunity to extend open account credit terms to byers, and access to vital working capital funds to fulfill export sales orders.

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EXIM’s Blog postings are intended to highlight various facets of exporting, but the postings are not legal advice, and are not intended to summarize all legal requirements associated with exporting.