DO YOU NEED Financing?
The Small Business Administration has a representative in the Portland Export Center as a source of information / referrals / and financing assistance for exporters in the four state region of Oregon / SW Washington, Idaho, and Montana. (Please note this position is temporarily vacant. In the interim contact Pru Balatero in Seattle, 206-553-0051; or Jerry Avila in Sacramento, 916-735-1708). The SBA staff’s primary focus is to help your company obtain financing for any business purpose that can help start, strengthen, or grow your export sales. The SBA staff can provide access to SBA’s export finance programs and information on other government guaranty programs that support exports, such as, the Export-Import Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, etc.
In addition, the SBA staff serves as a clearing house for your export financing questions and as source of information on how to insure payment from your foreign buyer, how to expand your plant and equipment with long-term financing, how to finance your short term needs with a revolving line of credit, or any other export finance related questions.
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