Strategic Partners

The use of logos does not connote endorsement by the Department of Commerce of the organizations’ views, products, or services.

State and Local Government

Alabama Department of Commerce logo

The Alabama Department of Commerce brings overseas and/or foreign buyers together with Alabama suppliers through the organization, promotion, and recruitment of Alabama companies to participate in: International trade missions, trade shows and exhibitions, and incoming trade missions.  The Alabama Department of Commerce provides individual counseling and sponsors international trade workshops, seminars, and conferences on relevant international business topics.   Maintains a statewide international trade database and publishes the Alabama Exporters Directory, Alabama International Trade Resource Guide, and The Year in Trade, which provides a statistical overview of Alabama’s exports and imports.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.

Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred projects in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs.

Business Oregon Logo

Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable living wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Business Oregon has an interest in this project because of its interest in ensuring a sustainable economic recovery which will be achieved in part through increasing U.S. exports. Participation in this project also furthers Business Oregon’s programs to encourage the economic growth of Business Oregon clients and other small and medium-sized enterprises.

Greater Biloxi Economic Developement Foundation Logo

The Greater Biloxi Economic Development Foundation (GBEDF) provides all phases of the management and marketing of entrepreneurial development programs along the Mississippi Gulf Coast including the management of a business incubator in Biloxi. The 58,000 square foot of business incubation space serves over 60 small business startup clients engaged in the technology, distribution, manufacturing and service sectors. The center is responsible for the determination, design and delivery of counseling, training and consulting services based on the changing needs of regional small business entrepreneurs. In addition, the foundation develops and manages sources for the funding of entrepreneurial ventures.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Logo

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center, the nation’s only convention center designated as a World Trade Center and one of the largest convention centers in the United States, and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

North Carolina's International Trade Division logo

North Carolina’s International Trade Division at the North Carolina Department of Commerce has experts around the world to help companies grow internationally. The Division, through two domestic offices and six foreign office locations, provides expert assistance to North Carolina firms seeking overseas market opportunities. Our experienced and multilingual Business Development Managers offer quality assistance and advice on exporting, and also specialize in specific industry sectors. Managers in Raleigh and High Point travel across the state and are available for consultations that can help you evaluate opportunities and enter unfamiliar global markets.

SBTDC's logo

The North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center’s International Business Development (IBD) unit assists small and mid-sized businesses with exporting. Our IBD specialists are highly trained, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) with extensive experience in international business development.  Our goal is to provide export-related guidance and assistance to small and mid-sized businesses – enhancing their export success.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development Logo

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Office of International Trade and Investment ("NDED"), works with existing and start up businesses to expand their international market exposure, exports and investment. In this role, NDED works with new-to-export companies, counseling them on exporting issues and providing information resources.

In addition to export focused activities, NDED fosters a business climate conductive to recruiting and supporting international business investment in the state by working with foreign companies wishing to gain market exposure or create a physical presence in the United States to establish contacts and take the necessary steps to open a business in Nebraska.