CS Ontario Local Partners
By supporting and being part of an export assistance ecosystem, the U.S. Commercial Service Ontario office helps to ensure exporters get the assistance they need.
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: Paul Duncan, Regional Director, Tel: (949) 660-0633, Paul.Duncan@exim.gov
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: Pellson Lau, SBA Export Finance Manager, Tel: (213) 894-8267, Pellson.Lau@sba.gov
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: https://business.ca.gov/advantages/international-trade-and-investment/export-assistance/
The California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC) is an organization of local business leaders and trade professionals appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve as international trade advisors to the Inland Empire region business community. CIEDEC is part of the National Association of District Export Councils consisting of 60 DECs throughout the country with approximately 1,600 volunteer members united by a mission of promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher-paying jobs for their communities. Follow CIEDEC at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ie-export
The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is an extensive network of forty-five small business service centers leading the charge in providing tools and guidance needed to help you realize your potential as an entrepreneur. Find your local SBDC here: https://americassbdc.org/find-your-sbdc/