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Two SBA National Winners from Northeast Ohio

April 11, 2019
SBA

2019 Small Business Week: Two National Winners from Northeast Ohio Release Date: April 8, 2019                          Contact: Patricia Welsh 216-522-4172…

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ITA launches new webpage on the USMCA

April 8, 2019
ITA

The US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has launched a new webpage on the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA),…

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DEC Overview

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District Export Councils are organizations of business leaders from local communities, appointed by various U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region's local firms. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Centers and the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the 59 DECs that exist throughout the country support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts. The two Ohio DECs are responsible for the creation of this website.

Currently there are approximately 1,500 DEC members who volunteer their time and specialized expertise to assist small and medium-sized businesses in their local communities establish or increase export sales, thus promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher-paying jobs for their communities. DEC members also sponsor and participate in numerous trade promotion activities, as well as advocate for effective trade policy positions.

DEC ACTIVITIES

The DEC Mission
Promoting Non-Profit Organizations
Enlarging Export Opportunites for American Firms
The DEC Mission
Promoting Non-Profit Organizations

The Ohio DEC focuses on promoting other non-profit organizations. One of the resources the Ohio DEC provides is a calendar for all surrounding non-profit events and/or conferences.

Enlarging Export Opportunites for American Firms

In 1960, the President asked the Secretary of Commerce to enlist the efforts of the U.S. business community in enlarging export opportunities for American firms. Responding to this challenge, the National Export Expansion Council was formed.

Meet Our Board of Directors

D Bowen

David Bowen

Co-Chair of NODEC
Kim Smith

Kimberly Smith

Co-Chair of NODEC
G Ellerhorst

Gary Ellerhorst

Chair of SODEC
Tom Norwalk

Tom Norwalk

Vice Chair of SODEC

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