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Bureau of Industry and Security

BIS Mission: Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.

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California Chamber of Commerce, International Trade

Work with state and federal administrations and lawmakers to support expansion of international trade and investment, fair and equitable market access for California products abroad, and elimination of disincentives that impede the international competitiveness of California business.

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Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

IVEDC is a partnership of private enterprise and local government united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the economy. As Imperial County’s official economic development organization, IVEDC promotes a robust and diversified economy. With the collaboration of strategic alliances and the border community, IVEDC facilitates regional development and stimulates target industries such as agriculture, energy, data centers and aerospace.

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Institute of the Americas

Established in 1983 at the initiative of the Gildred Foundation and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Institute of the Americas is recognized as a leading institution in United States-Canada-Latin America cooperation.  Since its inception, the Institute has brought together business and government leaders and representatives of civil society. The Institute is best known for its energy and technology programs. The Institute’s multi-national team also organizes executive roundtables and professional workshops as well as an active community outreach program. Because of its strategic location on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Institute places a special emphasis on Mexico while offering programs on a wide range of topics in the rest of the Western Hemisphere.

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National DEC

District Export Council’s (DECs) are organizations of leaders from the local business community, appointed by successive Secretaries of Commerce, whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms. The purpose of the National DEC is to facilitate dialogue and communication between all the regional DECs around the U.S. and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides a vast array of “No Cost” and “Low Cost” support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through our eight locations in Carlsbad (North San Diego), National City (South San Diego), University of San Diego (SBDC The Brink), Kearny Mesa (Asian Business Association SBDC), El Cajon (East County SBDC), City Heights/El Cajon (IRC SBDC), UTC (CONNECT SBDC), and El Centro (Imperial Valley).

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San Diego Port Authority

The Port of San Diego was created by the state Legislature in 1962 to manage San Diego Bay and surrounding waterfront land. With more than 600 employees, the agency oversees the protection and development of the Bay. The Port is made up of Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, San Diego and Coronado waterfront properties.  The Port is governed by a seven-member Board of Port Commissioners; one commissioner each is appointed by the city councils of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach and National City, and three commissioners are appointed by the San Diego City Council.

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San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is the hub for connections and collaboration for the business community, and fights for its members and all the region’s businesses by supporting pro-business policies and candidates.

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San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is an independently-funded economic development organization that mobilizes business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy in order to connect data to decision making, maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for investment and talent.

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San Diego State University, Center for Advancing Global Business

The Center for Advancing for Global Business (CAGB) was founded in 2019 with the purpose of expanding international curriculum, research, and engagement between academia and global organizations.

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U.S Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, San Diego Export Assistance Center

The U S. Department of Commerce’s local office that has a staff of international trade specialists with industry specific knowledge to help San Diego area companies export their product or service abroad through counseling and promotional services.

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World Trade Center San Diego

San Diego World Trade Center (SDWTC) is licensed by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York City and is affiliated with an international network of over 750,000 international trading corporations. There are over 309 members in 90 countries. They are involved in the development or operation of World Trade Centers or in providing related services.

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