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CS Newark Local Partners
The Newark office of the U.S. Commercial Service partners with a number of organizations in order to better support New Jersey’s exporters.

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The New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) is a private, non-profit organization, that brings together experienced international business professionals who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. It works closely with professionals of the U.S. Commercial Service in our region.  The District Export Council encourages and supports: exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs; export expansion activities by working with the U.S. Commercial Service offices; and opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level by developing a trade assistance network.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
As part of America’s SBDC network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the U.S., the New Jersey SBDC helps companies at every stage of your business lifecycle. This includes working with business owners who are interested in expanding their sales to overseas markets. The SBDC can help you determine if and how exporting fits with your overall business plans.

Export Import Bank of the United States (ExIm)
U.S. exporters use ExIm trade finance products to win deals and get paid: Insurance, Working Capital, and Loan Guarantees backed by the U.S. federal government.  For assistance please contact Regina Gordin, Deputy Managing Director, 917-826-5642,

Small Business Administration (SBA) Export Financing
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.  For assistance please contact Ed Ekel, Export Finance Manager, 212-809-2645,

Food Export Association of the Northeast USA 
Created and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this is one of four “State Regional Trade Groups” which offer access to USDA programs and resources. These programs include a variety of export training and financial assistance opportunities for the agricultural sector. For assistance please contact Deborah Ingravallo, Food Export Liaison, 215-599-9747,

New Jersey Office of Export Promotion
The Office of export Promotion works with New Jersey’s small and mid-sized companies interested in expanding their products and services through export. It can help companies grow their export sales by providing global insights and connections. The New Jersey Office of Export Promotion also administers the highly successful NJ State Trade Expansion Program (NJSTEP) grants which provide financial awards on a first come, first served competitive basis, to New Jersey eligible small business concerns interested in exporting.  For more information, you can call their Business Helpline 1-800-Jersey-7

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) 
The NJEDA is committed to making New Jersey a national model for inclusive and sustainable economic development by focusing on key strategies to help build strong and dynamic communities, create good jobs for New Jersey residents, and provide pathways to a stronger and fairer economy. Through partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, the NJEDA creates and implements initiatives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the State and strengthen New Jersey’s long-term economic competitiveness.

Choose: New Jersey (ChooseNJ)
ChooseNJ is a privately funded economic development organization. Their mission is to stimulate job creation and attract capital investment to New Jersey. They market New Jersey both domestically and internationally as the best place to grow your business in the United States. Their knowledgeable, experienced staff, supported by a network of State agencies and private partners, provide free, confidential assistance to guide companies in establishing operations here. By harnessing the power of business, labor, academic and government leaders, ChooseNJ enables growth across all sectors of our State’s economy.