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

White Plains Local Partners



The New York District Export Council (DEC) partners with the U.S. Commercial Service to help small and medium-sized businesses in the New York metropolitan area and all of eastern New York State, as far north as the Canadian border, with all aspects of the export process. Please contact the New York DEC for any export assistance you need.


Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)
U.S. exporters use Ex-Im trade finance products to win deals and get paid: Export Credit Insurance, Working Capital and Loan Guarantees backed by the U.S. federal government.  For assistance please contact Richard Foy, Regional Director, Tel: 212.809.2651, Richard.Foy@exim.gov 

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 guarantee on export loans.  For assistance please contact Ed Ekel, Export Finance Manager, 212-809-2645, Eduard.Ekel@SBA.gov

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, confidential business counseling, training, and business research at no cost.  We work with real people and real businesses. Our assistance helps people like you achieve real success, as it has for more than 30 years.


Global NY (Empire State Development)
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.