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Fresno Local Partners
The Fresno office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support exporters in Central California.

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Our Export Assistance Partners

Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) - Western Region

EXIM is an independent federal agency that fills gaps in private export finance in order to bolster U.S. job growth at no cost to American taxpayers.  EXIM provides trade financing solutions - including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, and guarantees of commercial loans to foreign buyers - to empower exporters of U.S. goods and services.  Inland Empire area contact:
Contact: Gregory Moore, Regional  Director
Phone: (562) 213-2529



SBA Office of International Trade 

Most U.S. banks view loans for exporters as risky.  This makes it harder for you to get loans for things like day-to-day operations, advance orders with suppliers, and refinancing existing debts. That’s why the SBA created programs to provide lenders with up to a 90 percent guaranty on export loans. To learn more about SBA export loan programs:
Contact: Contact: Andy Seeto, District International Trade Officer       
Phone: (559) 487-5791 x2714


Foreign Agricultural Service

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.

In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, FAS has a global network of 98 offices covering 177 countries. These offices are staffed by agricultural attachés and locally hired agricultural experts who are the eyes, ears, and voice for U.S. agriculture around the world. FAS staff identify problems, provide practical solutions, and work to advance opportunities for U.S. agriculture and support U.S. foreign policy around the globe.

State of California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. GO-Biz provides export assistance via the California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). To learn more, please visit:

The Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) program is a sub-program of California STEP to reimburse eligible California small businesses up to $5,000 USD for eligible export promotion related expenses.


Center for International Trade Development

CITD boasts a proven track record, having coordinated more than 175 agricultural trade missions on behalf of the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services and California Governor’s Office. Contributing to global trade missions, CITD has trained more than 6,500 companies to promote California food and agricultural products in foreign markets.

Central California DEC

Central California District Export Council

The Central California District Export Council has active members throughout the central California region, covering San Luis Obispo, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Inyo, & Mono counties.

Fresno WET Center

Fresno State WET Center

Our mission is simple; to connect and cultivate water, energy and ag-technology ventures and businesses to the Central Valley.

Fresno 4Biz

Fresno 4Biz

Business has never been easier with! For the first time, twelve local, public/private organizations have united for one common goal: to help your business. Get assistance for your startup company, tips on how to expand your business, layoff aversion/transition strategies, and everything in-between. This FREE all-in-one source is your new go-to for all things business.

San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance

San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance

The San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) is an organization of the Valley’s manufacturing leaders advancing their industry and creating a world-class workforce at the local level. Launched by the Fresno Business Council, SJVMA aims to strengthen regional manufacturing, an industry that employs more than 105,000 people and growing and is responsible for nearly $15 billion of the Valley’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Alliance designs training programs, provides jobs to interns for hands-on experience, educates the public on the benefits of manufacturing careers, addresses legislative issues, and brings local businesses and industry innovators together for the “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit, an annual manufacturing conference. Through these initiatives, the SJVMA enhances the region’s competitiveness in the global market, multiplying manufacturing’s economic impact on the Valley. For more about the Valley Made Summit, click here.