Key Business Links

U.S. Government Resources

  • Department of Commerce: The mission of the Department is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity. As part of the Obama administration’s economic team, the Secretary of Commerce serves as the voice of U.S. business within the President’s Cabinet.
  • Export.gov: Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • Export Import Bank of the United States: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.
  • National IPR Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): USTR, a part of the Executive Office of the President, is responsible for developing and coordination U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small –business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency: USTDA is an independent U.S. Government foreign assistance agency that is funded by the U.S. Congress. They provide grant funding to overseas project sponsors for the planning of projects that support the development of modern infrastructure and an open trading system.
  • SelectUSA: SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment. Their site includes a searchable guide of federal programs and services available to businesses operating in the United States (including grants, loans, and tax incentives), industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape, and information regarding the advantages of operating a business in the United States.

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