Building Bridges to Global Markets: Connecting Diverse U.S. Businesses to International Opportunities

Gaby M. Rojas

Are you looking to grow your bottom line through export sales, but want to learn more
about federal and other export resources? The U.S. Commercial Service – the federal
export promotion arm of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration—has launched a nationwide event series to bring no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to underserved business communities.

These businesses often face unique challenges to exporting. Building Bridges to Global Markets addresses issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international expansion. The events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources to place these companies firmly on the road to exporting success:

  • Learn about export opportunities and trade resources and get your issues addressed
  • Meet 1-on-1 with trade experts
  • Hear about trade finance and access to capital directly from financial experts.

The event series is part of the Global Diversity Export Initiative (GDEI), an effort to increase exporting activity among U.S. businesses including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, veteran and service-disabled veteran, women, LGBTQI+ businesses and those with deep rural roots

Each event will bring together key stakeholders, GDEI strategic and local partners, federal partners such as the Minority Business Development Agency, and resources to provide a wholistic exporting support experience around the country. One-on-one counseling will be available so that companies can share their unique business challenges with international trade experts.

Visit our website to find an event near you ! 

Upcoming Events in July & August:
7/27: Wilkes-Barre, PA
7/28: Baltimore, MD
8/9: Jackson, MS
8/10: Houston, TX
8/25: Cleveland, OH

About the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service 

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its network includes 100+ offices across the U.S. and in American embassies and consulates in more than 75 international markets. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, ITA & the U.S. Commercial Service offer the expertise you need to connect with business opportunities worldwide. For more information, visit or contact your local U.S. Commercial Service Office at

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