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


  • New Strategic Partnership with Georgetown University July 3, 2019
    About the Authors: Vincent Tran, an international trade specialist, and Yuki Fujiyama, a trade finance specialist, are staff members of the Office of Finance and Insurance Industriesin the Industry and Analysis unit within the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. In […]
  • Business Potential Met Business Opportunity at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit June 20, 2019
    Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is over, but its impact is just beginning. Last week, thousands of people from all over the world converged on the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. to turn business potential into business opportunity. So much happened that I think it’s best to […]
  • Access to Asia-Pacific Privacy Certification Expands in the United States June 13, 2019
    Michael Rose works in ITA’s Office of Digital Services Industries  On May 31, 2019, Schellman & Company, LLC of Tampa, Florida became the second U.S. Accountability Agent under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. Schellman joins TRUSTe, which was approved in 2013, in offering services to independently assess and certify […]
  • US Senators Manchin and Capito Invite Global Business Leaders to Attend SelectUSA Investment Summit and Discover Why West Virginia is the Right Choice for Global Companies June 7, 2019
    This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development.This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Sara B. Dearing is the Executive […]
  • The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More June 6, 2019
    Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings global companies together with economic developers from across the United States, all for one purpose – to connect global business to local investment opportunities. I am honored and thrilled to say that this year’s Investment Summit will feature special guests from the […]
  • IAPMO Receives E-Award for Advancing U.S. Plumbing Exports in Asia June 5, 2019
    This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Dain Hansen, Senior Vice President of Government Relations International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) was honored to be presented with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on May 23. The award recognizes the organization’s significant contributions […]
  • 100 Billion and Counting: A New Milestone from Past Participants of the Investment Summit May 24, 2019
    Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the place to be if you want to grow your business into an international enterprise. That isn’t hyperbole – it’s job-creating fact. Participants of past Investment Summits have announced more than $103.6 billion in investments in the United States within five years […]
  • Building on Success: North Carolina Opens New FDI Office in India May 22, 2019
    Christopher Chung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. When you stop by North Carolina’s Booth 525 at this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, you’ll see a new face that expresses our strong commitment to attracting more India-based companies to a state that has been focusing for the past five […]
  • World Trade Month: Honoring the Role of Intellectual Property in Sports May 20, 2019
    Jessica Pomper is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the International Trade Administration Regardless of whether you love or hate the New England Patriots, I’m sure you saw Tom Brady’s jersey everywhere the days leading up to and immediately following the Super Bowl. But how sure are you that […]
  • New Mexico Exporter Brings Clean Water to World Markets May 16, 2019
    This blog post originally appeared on Thomas.   Curt Cultice is a Senior Communications Specialist for the International Trade Administration. Growing up in Waco, Texas, Stan Lueck always had a knack for environmental science, especially soil and water. He pursued his career interest in the late 1970s and early 80s by earning a Bachelor of Science […]