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Global Diversity Export Initiative
The U.S. Commercial Service provides export solutions for minority-owned businesses and underserved communities through our global network and export assistance value chain.
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GDEI Trade Mission to the Caribbean
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
November 17-22, 2024
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GDEI Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
December 8 – 9, 2024
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Building Bridges to Global Markets
Connecting diverse businesses to international opportunities.

Additional programs planned for 2024.

Global Diversity Export Successes

Minority and Women-Owned Firms Succeed Internationally!

The U.S. Commercial Service’s domestic and international staff is dedicated to helping you succeed in global markets! View our client success stories featuring minority and women-owned businesses and learn practical tips on how they succeeded internationally.  The U.S. Commercial Service has helped facilitate $100 billion in U.S. exports.  We’d love to help your firm succeed internationally!

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Sustainable Energy Company’s Focused Export Outlook From Inception Leads To Multi Market Success

This podcast episode of Export Nation, features Peter Agbro of IPP Global, a company that provides sustainable energy solutions with a focus on wind power, solar power, compressed natural gas, and energy storage. IPP Global has successfully exported to Brazil and countries throughout Africa.

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Global Air Media Opens Door to Conduct Business in Africa

Global Air Media, based in Maryland, is an FAA licensed drone consultation and education company that serves multiple industries including entertainment, construction, education, and agriculture. The company has successfully exported to multiple countries throughout Africa.  Hear the podcast on Export Nation.

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Successes

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Silicon Valley Exporter Brings Diagnostic Healthcare Technology to World Consumers
LumiQuick Diagnostics Inc. is a minority-owned business located in Silicon Valley, California. Founded by its president, Charles Yu, the company develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality point-of-care testing and other immunoassay kits for the worldwide In vitro diagnostic market. A successful exporter, he has utilized resources from the U.S. Commercial Service, the State of California, and participation in international trade shows to grow his export sales.
Susan Lin
California Wellness Company Sees the Beauty in Exporting
La Canada Ventures, based in San Mateo, California, is a minority and women-owned manufacturer and exporter of personal care products and nutraceuticals for hair, lash, and skin. With help from the State of California and the U.S. Commercial Service, the firm has exported to more than 20 markets, and exports now account for 50 percent of overall sales. According to the company, developing innovative products, building long-term business relationships with distributors and developing an effective pricing strategy are key lessons learned in its successful exporting endeavors.
Klein Ileleji from Jua Technologies
Indiana Exporter Success: Helping Smallholder Farms in East Africa
JUA Technologies International is a minority-owned manufacturer helping smallholder farms in less-developed countries by utilizing solar energy to dry freshly harvested produce. Founded in 2016 by Drs. Klein and Reiko Ileleji, JUA operates from Purdue Technology Park in West Lafayette. Indiana. The U.S. Commercial Service helped JUA locate a partner, facilitating the company’s entry into the Kenyan market. Since then, JUA has established a subsidiary company and expanded its sales throughout East Africa.
Devin Flowers, DixiTech
Ohio Machinery Remanufacturer Puts Exports in High Gear
DixiTech CNC is a minority-owned business located in Monroe, Ohio, specializing in the designing, custom-building, and remanufacturing of heavy industrial equipment for various industries. In some years, exports have accounted for over 90% of heavy industrial equipment sales, mainly due to a few bulk customer inquiries. The firm is pursuing a more proactive export strategy and, most recently, utilized U.S. Commercial Service export assistance and virtual resources to find and sign an agent in Mexico. The company expects its more proactive approach to exporting will boost its bottom line and further enhance its ability to weather changes in the domestic and global economy.
Saskia Foley from Radius
Pennsylvania Toothbrush Maker Goes Global
Radius, a woman-owned Pennsylvania manufacturer of eco-friendly toothbrushes and dental accessories is selling globally with help from the U.S. federal government and its partners. The firm has leveraged U.S. Commercial Service’s International Partner Search, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Step Grant, and assistance from the Philadelphia World Trade Center in expanding its sales to more than 40 markets.
Philadelphia International Medicine
Philadelphia Healthcare Organization Creates LGBTQ+ Center in Uruguay
Philadelphia International Medicine (PIM) approached the U.S. Commercial Service in Philadelphia seeking a partner in Uruguay. Our overseas staff introduced PIM to CASMU and as a result of the introduction and subsequent productive meetings between PIM and CASMU, the two parties signed an MOU to create the first LGBTQ+ center of excellence at CASMU.
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SpectraSpray Exports for the First Time, Signs A Singaporean Distributor
Exporting was unchartered territory for the New Jersey-based manufacturer of pharmaceutical-grade vitamins in spray form. The U.S. Commercial Service helped SpectraSpray participate in an Asian Elder Care trade show where the company caught the attention of a Singapore distributor with whom they now have an exclusive distributorship, resulting in an initial export sale of 1,000 items.
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Women Execs Share Their Tips For Going Global
This podcast features five women executives who guided their firms to achieve international success. Hear from the panel of successful women exporters and learn how you can apply their stories and their experiences to take your first steps to add exporting to your portfolios.
Jim and Cherie from Liberty Gun Lube
Idaho firm Keeps Export Markets in Sights
Liberty Lubricants, LLC is a small family/woman-owned manufacturer of firearms lubricants and cleaning products. The firm recently made sales to Guatemala and Norway with help from U.S. Commercial Service’s International Partner Search and state-administrated STEP grants. Exports have been instrumental to the company’s bottom line and are projected to make up 5-10 percent of its wholesale growth in 2022.