Arizona’s Voice for Global Trade

A Personal Letter from Our Chair

The Arizona District Export Council (DEC) provides local leadership in international trade through its 30+ member council of international trade veterans and experts, all appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The District Export Council:

  • Collaborates with Arizona business, public and private sector groups to stimulate economic growth through trade and investment;
  • Advocates for a well-informed public and political dialogue about global business in Arizona;
  • Prepares Arizona to be a “global ready” State; and,
  • Supports the Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center, a division of the U.S. Commercial Service.
Arizona DEC – 30-Member Industry Representation:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agriculture / Ranching / Growers
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Mining
  • Tourism
Arizona DEC – Four (4) Active Committees:
  1. Trade Policy & Legislative Affairs
  2. Export Resources
  3. Education
  4. Communications

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  • Global Outlook: United States Remains the Largest Destination for FDI in the World March 17, 2020
    Kara Mazachek is an Economic Research Analyst at SelectUSA. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the latest issue of its Global Investment Trends Monitor in January. With this release, the Investment Research team at SelectUSA was excited to analyze the latest global 2019 numbers and better understand a few of the […]
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  • Application Process Opens for U.S. Industry Groups Seeking Awards for Projects that Address Barriers to U.S. Exporters February 11, 2020
    By Brad Hess, Director, Market Development Cooperator Program, Office of Industry Engagement The International Trade Administration (ITA) invites U.S. trade associations, professional societies, standards developing organizations, and other non-profit industry groups to apply for financial and technical assistance for projects that remove trade barriers to U.S. exporters. Applications for the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) awards […]
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  • FDI in High-Tech: Innovation and Growth in The United States February 5, 2020
    Kara Mazachek is an Economic Research Analyst at SelectUSA Following SelectUSA’s participation in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it is the optimal time to look at how foreign direct investment (FDI) in high technology, or high-tech, supports innovation and growth in the United States. What is high-tech? SelectUSA defines the high-tech sector as an industry […]
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  • Fostering Commercial Cooperation under the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP) to Advance a Free and Open Indo-Pacific January 27, 2020
    The International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing activities that support U.S. commercial cooperation with Japan in third markets to advance bilateral and regional goals under the Japan-U.S. Strategic Energy Partnership (JUSEP).  This activity is driven by the administration’s broader policy objectives in the Indo-Pacific region. President Trump announced the vision of a free and open […]
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  • BEA’s Latest FDI Data (Again) Confirms It: There’s No Better Place to Invest and Do Business Than the United States December 12, 2019
    Kara Mazachek is an Economic Research Analyst at SelectUSA As we approach the end of 2019, we’re reflecting on the positive state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The most recent data update from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was great news for economic growth and FDI’s important role in […]
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  • FDI in Agribusiness: Feeding the U.S. Economy November 21, 2019
    Kimberly Aagaard is a Research Analyst at SelectUSA In honor of Thanksgiving and the recent addition of the agribusiness industry page to the SelectUSA website, it is a great time to look at how foreign direct investment (FDI) in agribusiness helps support feasts and festivities around the country. What is agribusiness? By SelectUSA’s definition, the […]
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  • Innovative Customs Procedures in Laredo, Texas Accelerate U.S. Exports to Mexico November 18, 2019
    Last month, from October 16-17, industry leaders and officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) traveled to Laredo, Texas, one of the premier cities for U.S.-Mexico trade. With over $100 billion in U.S. exports processed in 2018 alone, customs officials on both sides of the border face increasing demands to perform […]
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  • America Welcomes the World’s Business November 12, 2019
    By Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross America is where the world does business. It is not difficult to see why: companies expanding here will find a culture of innovation, dedication to hard work, and a high quality of life. From its inception. it has been the job of SelectUSA to encourage companies to benefit from […]
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  • The International Trade Administration’s Advisory Committee Gets Firsthand Look at Supply Chain Competitiveness in Laredo, Texas November 7, 2019
    By Rachel Minogue, International Trade Specialist in the Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services Last month, members of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) embarked on a tour of the commercial activities at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas on October 16-17. In March of this year, […]
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  • Richmond, Virginia: Providing a Soft Landing Since 1607 October 29, 2019
    This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting […]
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