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CS St. Louis' Local Partners
The St. Louis office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support exporters in the St. Louis, MO Metro East region and the Cape Gerardeau metropolitan area in Illinois.

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Our Export Assistance Partners



Missouri International Trade & Investment Office
301 W. High St, Ste 720
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone: (573) 751-4855

The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office offers export assistance in the State of Missouri, with 11 foreign offices located in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. These offices also play a major role in foreign direct investment lead generation within their respective markets.



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Ag Business Development Division
1616 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 751-4762

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Domestic and International Marketing Program provides a variety of marketing services and has successfully linked Missouri’s producers of processed foods, including meat and poultry; food ingredients; feed ingredients; identity preserved grains; forest products; purebred livestock; and other ag-related products to buyers throughout the U.S. and around the globe, resulting in millions of dollars and increased market exposure.


Missouri District Export Council (MODEC)

Missouri District Export Council is one of 59 DECs throughout the country charged with encouraging and supporting the export of goods and services that will strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs.

MODEC is a non-profit organization composed of experienced exporters and business people who regularly provide support services to exporting companies.


Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help businesses in every stage. From concept to startup, growth to renewal, mature to succession. Business specialists are here to help you succeed at every stage in your business’ lifecycle.

Missouri SBDC experts are conveniently located all across the state providing assistance and hosting events on a variety of business topics.  Visit to find a location nearest you.



Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (ITC)
Alumni Hall 2126
Campus Box 1107, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Phone: (618) 650-2452

A specialty Small Business Development Center and a member of the America’s SBDC Network–the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States, the ITC is hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  

Award-winning services include one-on-one trade advising, international market research, business-to-business matchmaking, in-person and virtual trade missions, specialized training and global connections through the Illinois International Trade Network. These services are provided at low or no-cost, customized, and 100% confidential.

Partnerships with the U.S. Commercial Service as well as domestic and international organizations give ITC clients exclusive access to the most experienced trade professionals in our region to offer guidance through even the most unique trade issues.


University of Missouri International Trade Center
213D Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: 573-884-5223


The MU International Trade Center utilizes the time and talent of student interns and MU faculty, along with leading market research databases, to conduct customizes research to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized companies across the state.  The research provides information you can use to effectively evaluate global market opportunities in a timely, meaningful and affordable way. The goal of the MU International Trade Center is to promote economic development and aid in the international decision-making of Missouri businesses, while providing MU students, tomorrow’s business leaders, opportunities for experiential learning.


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World Trade Center St. Louis
120 South Central Ave., Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: (314) 615-7616

World Trade Center St. Louis is part of an extensive global association of over 300 World Trade Centers, with overall goals to enhance international trade, promote local economic development, and ultimately foster peace and stability through trade. Its mission is to develop a comprehensive international agenda for the region by bringing together the human expertise and the government resources for international business growth.