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Long Island Local Partners

The Long Island office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support Long Island exporters. By supporting and being part of an export assistance ecosystem, the Long Island office helps to ensure exporters get the assistance they need.


Our Export Assistance Partners

Empire State Development, Global New York 

With representatives around the world and programs offering export funding and assistance, Global NY helps New York businesses enter or expand their presence in the global marketplace. Global NY programs connect companies with sales agents and distributors abroad and offset the costs of exporting with grants and loans. By participating in our trade missions, New York businesses can create and reinforce global connections and partnerships. Global NY is committed to helping businesses sell their products and services in growing markets including Canada, China, Europe, India, Israel, Mexico, Europe, South Africa and South America.


New York District Export Council 

The New York District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization, whose members are appointed for four year terms by the Secretary of Commerce, which brings together experienced international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to small and medium-sized companies from New York that are interested in entering into or expanding into international markets. Free counseling is available. 


Export-Import Bank (EXIM), New York Office

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.

Richard Foy | Regional Director, Eastern Region | richard.foy@exim.gov



U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

DFC is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. They invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.


Managed by the Small Business Administration, America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) represent the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on a variety of topics. There are nearly 1,000 local centers available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. On Long Island there are two SBDCs:


Stony Brook SBDC

The SBDC at Stony Brook brings together the resources of the University, the private discussion sector and government at all levels to assist entrepreneurs, business and industry in the solution of their problems, leading to increased productivity and profitability. Technical theory update is provided by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This facilitates a modern facility with the latest information on small business development.

Local institutional resources include graduate students and faculty, who provide valuable services to the SBDC. With this advantage, the Center in turn provides assistance in resolving organizational, financial, marketing and technical matters for small businesses as they encounter them. By assisting new and existing business firms, the SBDC at Stony Brook contributes to the stability and growth of the small business sector and the economy of Long Island.

Stony Brook SBDC has two satellite locations at the Calverton Business Incubator and Stonybrook Southampton Campus.



Farmingdale SBDC

The Farmingdale SBDC is located on the campus of Farmingdale State College and provides free, one-on-one business advising. This free technical assistance is available to anyone who wants to start a business or who already owns a business. Services range from answering startup and business structure questions to assisting with business plans, cash flow projections, marketing plans, and loan information. 

The SBDC at Farmingdale State College plays a key role in economic development by providing free, high-quality, technical and management assistance to start-up and existing small businesses. Talented, certified SBDC business advisors are ready to counsel and train you to make your business succeed. Through direct, one-on-one counseling, the SBDC provides a range of management and technical assistance services and information, including:

  • Small Business
  • Start-Up
  • Business Plan Development
  • Organizational Structures
  • Financial Planning
  • Cost Analysis
  • Loan Information
  • Marketing Assistance