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Strategic Partnership Program
ITA partners with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, government entities, and other organizations to help us to achieve our mission of enhancing America’s global competitiveness.

ITA Strategic Partners

ITA Strategic Partners

Our Strategic Partners cover many locations and industries. Our work with them increases our expertise along all parts of the export process. Our Fiscal Year 2024 Strategic Partners are shown below.

The use of logos does not connote endorsement by the Department of Commerce of the organizations’ views, products, or services. 

ITA's Strategic Partners
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  • International education is the cornerstone for building a more understanding and peaceful world. NAFSA serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide and is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s interconnected world.
Flood Mitigation Industry Association
  • Flood Mitigation Industry Association aims to help homeowners and business owners understand the steps they can take now to protect their families and homes, lower their flood insurance rates, and save money in the long run. FMIA strives to educate policy makers, highlighting the need for spending and mitigation now, rather than focusing on recovery efforts after a storm hits. Mitigation now will protect communities and safeguard our infrastructure.
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  • Black Innovation Alliance is a coalition of 175 member organizations closing the racial wealth gap by building pathways that provide equitable access to resources, knowledge, and opportunities to Black entrepreneurs, tech founders and creative technologists.
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  • Travel Unity is a non-profit focused on increasing diversity in the travel and tourism sector through individual and community empowerment. Travel Unity’s mission is to connect community groups and individuals with travel, cultural, and educational experiences to promote personal and professional growth. In collaboration with organizations in the travel and tourism sector, Travel Unity strives to broaden their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and best practices. Travel Unity’s vision is for a global travel and tourism industry that is welcoming to everyone and that creates environments for staff, visitors, and local communities to all feel seen, heard, and respected.
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  • Business Council of International Understanding (BCIU) is a nonprofit comprised of policy experts, strategic advisors, and trade educators, offering bespoke commercial diplomacy services to the world’s governments and leading organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to global investors and multilateral institutions. Since 1955, BCIU has worked to shape the future by growing international understanding and helping address the world’s most complex challenges. BCIU believes that the expansion of trade, commerce, and people-to-people relationships enables business and government to thrive and society to flourish. Every day, global power structures change, new problems emerge, and competition rises. In this fluid environment, BCIU’s dynamic ecosystem of policymakers, industry leaders, and global citizens are consistently pro-active: facilitating ideas, forging partnerships, and adding value for all stakeholders.
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  • Founded in 1998, AIANTA was established by tribes for tribes to address inequities in the tourism system. Governed by an all-Native board of directors, AIANTA serves as a united voice for the $14 billion Native hospitality sector.
  • Founded in 1972, the National Minority Supplier Distribution Council is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American), and its impact goes far beyond the supply chain. It’s about upward mobility for the emerging majority of Americans, an equal shot at participating in the American experiment of free-market capitalism and entrepreneurship. Its work is about correcting the unequal access to wealth-building opportunities.
  • United around the globe, the Organization of Women in International Trade’s goal is to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business. Our growing network continues to provide a collective forum to support education, to facilitate information exchange and to promote networking. In pursuing these goals, OWIT strives to provide a rewarding volunteer environment, to stay at the forefront of trade and technological developments, and to build partnerships and alliances with peer organizations and associations.
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  • Headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area, the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) represents more than 1,200 member companies with 110,000 employees in international trade - the nation’s leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. The Association’s members handle more than 97% of the entries for goods imported into the United States and are directly involved with the logistics of these goods. Further, members operating as OTIs are involved with approximately 80 to 85% of all exports from the United States.
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  • The Association of International Enrollment Management (AIRC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association of accredited secondary and post-secondary institutions, student educational recruitment agencies, and service providers that seek to promote standards-based international student recruitment and enrollment practices. As a leader in the field of international enrollment management, AIRC develops and provides essential resources, services, and programs for its 350+ members to advance their recruitment goals and adhere to standards. AIRC is a Standards Development Organization (SDO) registered with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
  • The U.S. Center for Advanced Manufacturing drives state, regional and national initiatives that accelerate and strengthen advanced manufacturing in the U.S., while helping to inform the global manufacturing agenda. As a community, we ignite potential by harnessing the power of the people and technology through our work. We strive to build an ecosystem that accelerates change to transform manufacturing as a whole by fostering global action borne from local identity. We are an innovative voice for change in advanced manufacturing for the United States.
  • The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is a trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. AdvaMed’s membership has reached over 400 members and more than 80 employees with a global presence in countries including Europe, India, China, Brazil, and Japan. AdvaMed’s member companies range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. The Association acts as the common voice for companies producing medical devices, diagnostic products and digital health technologies.
  • Founded in 1902, Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) represents and promotes U.S. based manufacturing technology. Our members are those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.  AMT’s goal is to provide the programs and services that will grow members’ businesses in every facet—product innovation, market expansion, employee development - and to represent and promote members and the manufacturing technology (MT) industry to the world at large.
  • The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators.
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  • TMA BlueTech (TMA) is a non-profit, triple-helix (academia/education, industry and policy makers)-oriented, innovation cluster organization established in San Diego in 2007. Its mission statement is “Promoting Sustainable, Science-Based Ocean & Water Industries”. Originally focused on San Diego – one of the largest U.S. BlueTech (ocean and water tech) clusters – it has a growing number of members across the U.S. and abroad. It is a leading voice for BlueTech and sustainable Blue Economy development internationally. TMA helped form the BlueTech Cluster Alliance (BTCA) that today has 10 leading oceantech cluster members from eight countries and is helping promote the creation of regional clusters globally
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  • BONARD serves as a global market research and recruitment solution provider within the international education sector. With a proven track record, the company has successfully delivered over 250 research, strategic advisory, and overseas market development projects for various education providers, including universities, pathway providers, language schools, and K-12 institutions. Their client base extends to associations, destination marketing bodies, and government agencies.


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  • At Getting to Global, our mission is to build and deploy innovative technology solutions and programs that multiply the impact of leading economic development, trade, and investment organizations around the world. We deliver unique technologies that make trade and investment organizations more efficient.


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  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is the original veteran-owned business certification organization developed by veterans for veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all-size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control. Through various initiatives and partnerships, NVBDC plays a pivotal role in enhancing opportunities for veterans in the business world by opening a $122 Billion Supplier Diversity Marketplace, ensuring that their valuable contributions are recognized and valued. We are the only accepted Veteran Business Certification body by the members of the Billion Dollar Roundtable who have spent over $4.3 Billion with NVBDC Certified Veteran Owned Businesses in 2023.


  • International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) is the global market leader in business-to-business networking events and services for the international education sector. Through our unrivalled global programme of networking events, support, training, and accreditation for education agents, as well as a range of market intelligence services, we facilitate outstanding international student experiences. For over 30 years, we have been bringing together education institutions, carefully chosen study abroad agents, and relevant international education industry service providers with the aim of improving international student mobility.


  • The US-Qatar Business Council develops, supports, and advances the bilateral business relationship between the United States and the State of Qatar. The Council envisions a seamless relationship between the U.S. and Qatar; a permanent partnership built on a foundation of mutual interests and strong political, business, cultural, and security relations. The Council is the leading organization dedicated exclusively to enhancing the bilateral business relationship between the U.S. and Qatar. The Council achieves this vision primarily, but not exclusively, through improving the commercial and economic relationship between the U.S. and Qatar. The Council offers business advisory services, and consultancy services, and coordinates trade missions for U.S. and Qatari companies to facilitate bilateral business.


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  • The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) offers an exclusive (no cost) training program for Veteran-owned small business owners or C-level executives. Since its establishment in 2009, VIP’s training approach has been grounded on exchanging real-world government contracting knowledge. Led by industry leaders and federal government experts, the in-person sessions deliver hands-on instruction tailored to current market demands across five (5) distinct curriculums. Each class covers over 20 critical topics during a comprehensive three-day, 27-hour classroom instruction period. The objective is straightforward: provide invaluable insights and strategies to empower Veteran entrepreneurs to thrive in every stage of their federal contracting journey. The VIP Program is more than just an educational opportunity - it’s a vibrant support community. Graduates have access to an extensive knowledge network of more than 2,300 alums. Additionally, they can engage with a forum of instructors and supporters who offer ongoing guidance and are crucial resources to support continued growth.


  • With over 50 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and tribal people with business and economic development, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization. Our motto is: “We Mean Business” as we are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now and for generations to come.


Sannam S4
  • Sannam S4 Group is a leading international services provider, connecting our partners to key global markets to achieve their strategic goals. Since our founding in 2008 in New Delhi, we have expanded our offering from entry and expansion in India to markets across South, South East Asia, and beyond. Through our market-leading brands, Acumen and Seamless, we provide value to our clients through clearly-articulated internationalisation strategies from concept to delivery, ensuring success and sustainability. Our businesses are bound together by purpose, mission, and commitment to create positive change and winning strategies for our globally ambitious partners.
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  • AmCham Nepal is an association of diverse American business organizations operating in Nepal with a mission to promote investment and trade between the United States and Nepal. AmCham Nepal gives a platform to voice members’ concerns, as well as to network and expand their business. AmCham Nepal is dedicated to the promotion of robust bilateral commerce, a sound investment climate, strong pro-innovation policies, and shared growth and prosperity.
  • USPAACC is the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian Americans and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. USPAACC seeks to promote and propel economic growth through its business development programs, and to advocate for Asian Americans and other minorities. It has over 30 years of experience in business matchmaking by connecting its constituents to Fortune 1000 corporations, government, non-profits, and small and minority businesses.
  • The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBTQ community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBTQ business community. NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. Over 1/3 of Fortune 500 recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBTQ-inclusive supply-chains. The LGBTQ business owners NGLCC represents generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, create jobs and innovate business solutions nationwide. Additionally, NGLCC is the leading public policy advocate working to include Certified LGBTBE® businesses in procurement opportunities at the federal, state and local level. NGLCC Global is expanding its reach to five continents, bridging economic opportunity and LGBTQI human rights worldwide. 
  • The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) encourages, facilitates, and supports the economic growth and sustainability of the greater Washington D.C. area community by building bridges and serving as a resource for the Asian Pacific American business community. AACC achieves this mission through business networking programs, summits, expos, business development workshops, seminars, and other special programs and events. Dedicated to improving economic development, AACC is an advocate for the minority- and women-owned business community, providing opportunities, resources, and mentorship to foster professional growth, business development, and leadership in the community. 
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  • A leading Jordanian Association the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan) is a voluntary non-for-profit member-based organization established in 1999. With over 250 members from top Jordanian companies and U.S. companies operating in Jordan, AmCham-Jordan has been working for 20 years to contribute to Jordan’s sustainable economic development through the promotion of Jordan-U.S. trade and investment relations, policy, advocacy, human resources development and business community outreach. AmCham-Jordan is affiliated with the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and is the 2020-2021 Chair of the AmCham MENA Regional Council
  • The National Black Chamber of Commerce® (NBCC) is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship, capitalistic activity within the United States, and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. Empowering the Black Business Community for 30 Years, the NBCC is the largest Black business association in the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NBCC was founded in 1992 by Harry Alford and Kay DeBow. Today the organization has over 200 chambers across 40 states and 50 nations. 
  • The National Business League is the first and largest, independent, not-for-profit, trade association for Black-owned businesses and professionals in the United States, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington on Aug. 23, 1900. The NBL serves as a global catalyst toward the economic development, empowerment and liberative freedom of Black businesses. The NBL promotes the interest of more than 3.2 million Black American businesses that contribute $128 billion in economic output and produce 1.18 million jobs to the U.S. economy. The NBL has regional offices in Atlanta, Detroit, and Los Angeles, national headquarters in Washington, D.C., since 1966 and an international office in Cape Town, South Africa. Approaching 125 years of service, the NBL is a proud partner to more than 125 Fortune 500 companies, including public and private sector organizations worldwide, looking to provide Black economic equity and inclusion in the racially diverse global marketplace.


  • The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is the nation’s largest Latino business advocacy organization and works to actively promote the economic growth, development, and interests of more than five million Hispanic-owned businesses that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy each year. We operate through a network of more than 260 local chambers and business associations throughout the nation. 
  • Export with purpose. Exhibit with confidence. Kallman Worldwide is an export marketing advocate focused on helping U.S. business leaders capitalize on international trade events to grow their share of global markets. Our flagship USA Partnership Pavilion programs cover all the details of presenting a professional business environment to buyers, enabling exhibitors, clients and partners to maximize their event marketing opportunities, cultivate meaningful global business relationships and account for a measurable return on their export marketing investment. Kallman Worldwide provides advice, assistance and support services before, during and after professional trade events throughout the world.
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  • The WMarketplace Inc. is an innovative e-commerce accelerator and online marketplace dedicated to empowering women-owned businesses and driving economic growth. We provide comprehensive support, technical assistance, and a robust online sales platform to accelerate the success of women entrepreneurs in the digital marketplace. WMarketplace is proud to partner with the International Trade Administration in bringing resources, information and connections to small businesses and microenterprises exploring growth through international e-commerce sales. Through our accelerator program, the WMarketplace introduces small businesses to the benefits of exporting along with the resources available through federal, state, and local government programs.


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  • Zonos is on a mission to create trust in global trade with API and plugin technology that makes global markets more accessible, allowing e-commerce and logistics companies to expand internationally with ease. By integrating Zonos’ technology, retailers can offer international customers a seamless, localized shopping experience that significantly boosts conversion rates. These automated solutions inform shoppers of the total landed cost for their purchases and enable the payment of all duties, taxes, and fees at checkout, ensuring packages are shipped completely prepaid. Zonos takes the guesswork out of complex cross-border selling and simplifies business processes by automating cross-border regulation compliance, including low-value tax scheme registration and remittance, HS codes, ICS2, denied party screening, and export documentation. 

    The Zonos and ITA partnership aims to facilitate international trade and commerce, offering vital support to U.S. businesses by educating them on the economic advantages of global trade and providing practical tools for expansion into international markets.


  • Coupang is a proud ITA Strategic Partner. In a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, Coupang and ITA cooperate to boost South Korean export opportunities for U.S. businesses. Leveraging both ITA’s broad export counseling resources and Coupang’s e-commerce and logistical infrastructure, this Partnership will conduct in-person and virtual workshops to provide U.S. businesses with the information and tools they need to understand and access the fast-growing South Korean e-commerce opportunity.


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  • Since 2002, IBT Online has evolved our Award-Winning Online Global Programs, which have a proven track record of helping America’s exporters. We deliver measurable exports, sales, brand, and business growth through best-practice, optimally-localized business development websites as well as international online marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and reporting and analytics programs. Today, we are helping 700+ companies, with 2,000+ Online Global programs, in 24+ languages, and in 40+ countries to grow their businesses.
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  • Purdue University works with businesses, faculty, staff and students to create mutually beneficial partnerships that accelerate innovation and create lasting impact. The goal at Purdue is to add significant value to students and their experiences that activates the passion for learning inherent in Purdue’s people. Purdue Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals.
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  • Lendistry is a minority-led fintech that provides innovative lending products and access to grant programs for small businesses nationwide. Small business owners come to Lendistry for a flexible financing partner that can serve their needs for their entire business lifecycle, from early and growth phases, to established years when they’re staples of their communities. Based on its reputation for deploying funds efficiently and equitably, public and private organizations come to Lendistry to help their programs impact communities that need them most. As a fintech and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Lendistry is uniquely able to give borrowers both speed and convenience, and personal assistance with the application process.


The 22
  • The 22 Fund is an early-growth, impact fund investing in climate/clean tech, and sustainable U.S. manufacturing companies to increase their international sales. Our investment strategy and impact are correlated leading to non-concessionary returns. Our mission is multifaceted to create the clean, quality jobs of the future in underserved and low-and-moderate income (LMI) communities and grow mobility and generational wealth for Woman and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We intentionally invest in firms led by Women and BIPOC. We deliver both high returns and high social/economic impact.
  • GloBIS provides due diligence on any company, any size, anywhere in the world, as well as international partner searches, site visits, background investigations on individuals, local language media searches and market research. This information helps GloBIS’ clients mitigate risks by choosing the right international business partners, including determining credit limits for international buyers, hiring the right staff, and finding new markets for their goods. GloBIS has been a supplier of ICP reports to the U.S. Commercial Service since 2004 and GloBIS reports are accepted by EXIM Bank.
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  • The Global Sustainable Tourism Council® (GSTC) establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are three sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators, and MICE Criteria for Venues, Event Organizers, and Events & Exhibitions. They are the result of a worldwide effort to develop a common language about sustainability in tourism. They are arranged in four pillars: (A) Sustainable management; (B) Socioeconomic impacts; (C) Cultural impacts; and (D) Environmental impacts. Since tourism destinations each have their own culture, environment, customs, and laws, the Criteria are designed to be adapted to local conditions and supplemented by additional criteria for the specific location and activity.


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  • The Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance works to create inclusive and equitable opportunities for small BIPOC businesses and students to become active participants in the travel and tourism industry through cultural and sustainable tourism initiatives.
  • FedEx is a major express delivery operator based in Memphis, Tennessee. As of 2020, it is one of the world’s largest airlines in terms of its fleet size and tons of freight flown. It has services in more than 375 destinations in over 220 countries across six continents. FedEx is also the world’s largest express transportation and logistics company with 450,000 team members.
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  • DHL, the world’s leading international shipping specialist to exporters and importers across more than 220 countries and territories, is pleased to partner with the International Trade Administration to help small-to medium-sized U.S. companies increase their international export sales success. With DHL, even the smallest firm can reach over 90% of the world’s GDP within just 2-3 days. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. DHL, a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, is a global network comprised of 380,000 employees worldwide. Get more information on going Global with DHL!
  • Operating in more than 220 countries and territories, United Parcel Service(UPS) is committed to moving our world forward by delivering what matters. Beginning as a small messenger service started by enterprising teenagers and a $100 loan, UPS and its more than 500,000 UPSers around the globe are a transportation and logistics leader, offering innovative solutions to customers, big and small. UPS understands and appreciates its responsibility to help build safer, stronger and more resilient communities founded on justice and economic opportunity for all, supported by a healthy, sustainable global environment. Navigating worldwide importing and exporting is essential for the success of any business – big or small. 
  • Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), on behalf of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC), provides a dynamic hub for government, business, culture and community. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both public and private use, RRB/ITC also serves as the official World Trade Center Washington, DC (WTCDC). Through the World Trade Centers Association, WTCDC utilizes a global network of 750,000 affiliated business from 300 trade centers in over 100 countries to maximize its connections and capabilities. With this extended network, WTCDC works diligently to ensure TCMA at the RRB/ITC offers a rich mix of signature events such as high-profile economic summits, conferences and cultural programs. These initiatives foster international dialogue, enhance diplomacy, promote trade and generate business opportunities.
WTC Delaware
  • World Trade Center Delaware is Delaware’s leading international business resource. We provide export/import services, training programs, matchmaking opportunities, internship programs, and other essential services not found elsewhere for businesses and academic institutions that enable them to successfully increase their international profile and hire additional employees. We train companies to seek out and respond to international, domestic tenders, requests for proposals, and bidding opportunities. We lead trade missions and bring foreign buyers and officials to Delaware.  As a member of the World Trade Centers Association and partner to federal government and multilateral agencies, we can provide local assistance across the globe. 

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Strategic Partnership Program
ITA created the Strategic Partnership Program to better leverage the work of trade associations, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, and other organizations that support ITA’s mission.
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How to Become an ITA Strategic Partner
To be considered for the Strategic Partnership Program, an organization/business must be recommended by a member of ITA.
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