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Export Assistance

The City of Chandler has joined forces with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) to empower local businesses to boost their export sales and add quality American jobs as part of EXIM’s Regional Export Promotion Program. EXIM products are geared toward small and mid-size businesses, have no minimum annual insurance premiums or financing fees, and are available to exporters selling into emerging foreign markets that may be too risky for private sector lenders and insurance companies.

The City of Chandler also partners with the Arizona Commerce Authority, which offers ExporTech workshops in Arizona. ExporTech is essentially an export boot camp that combines group workshops with individualized coaching to produce a customized and expert-reviewed Export Growth Plan within nine weeks. The City hosted an ExporTech workshop in fall 2016 with four Chandler companies participating. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in a future ExporTech workshop.

Staff can also connect you with other export service providers if your company has export-related needs not listed below.

 

Trade Financing
The City of Chandler has joined forces with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) to empower local businesses to boost their export sales and add quality American jobs as part of EXIM’s Regional Export Promotion Program. Chandler is the first and only community in Arizona participating in this nationwide program dedicated to supporting small business exporters. The program opens the door for Chandler companies to take full advantage of the wide array of financial services and products offered by EXIM. If your company is new to exporting or looking to grow its international customer base, EXIM is a great starting point. EXIM products have no minimum annual insurance premiums or financing fees, and are available to exporters selling into emerging foreign markets that may be considered too risky for private sector lenders and insurance companies.

For more details, view EXIM Bank Export Finance Solutions Guide.

Free Webinar: Expanding Global Opportunities 
From 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, the City and EXIM will host a free online webinar to discuss EXIM's export finance products and benefits for small- and mid-size exporters. Learn how to compete with your competitors by offering credit terms to foreign buyers, how to gain access to cash through EXIM's Working Capital Guarantee Program and how to get protection against non-payment by foreign buyers. Wyatt Aerospace, a Chandler-based EXIM customer, will discuss how they have used EXIM products to grow their export sales. Register today.

Export Strategy Development
Do you see growth opportunity in global markets, but are struggling to carve out the time and resources to make it happen? Are you reactively selling to international customers who find you, rather than taking a proactive and strategic approach to identifying your best prospects in global markets? If so, ExporTech could be your answer. The City of Chandler partners with the Arizona Commerce Authority, which offers ExporTech workshops in Arizona. This accelerated program combines group workshops with individualized coaching to produce a complete export plan within nine weeks. ExporTech offers a peer group model with leaders from 4-8 companies in each workshop. Companies are mentored by a dedicated team of experts who help to develop their export plan and go to market.
 
Benefits of ExporTech include:
  • Structured export strategy development process
  • Only national program that helps each company develop its own export plan
  • Connects companies with world-class experts that help navigate the export sales process
  • Saves countless hours and eliminates fear of the unknown about getting paid, protecting intellectual property, finding sales channels and more
  • Participating companies generate an average of $770,000 in new export sales

For additional Information, contact:
Michael Winer
Economic Development Specialist
480-782-3034
michael.winer@chandleraz.gov