Working for Arizona's Exporters
Arizona’s District Export Council
We are successful exporters, accountants, lawyers, freight forwarders, bankers, trade professionals, academics, and members of local government. We pool our knowledge to provide a source of professional real-world advice to businesses and to the state’s international trade community.
The Arizona DEC provides leadership and trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion work. We represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide business mentoring on the export process, trade education through our Export-U.com online export training website, plus workshops, seminars and community outreach to encourage Arizona firms to export.
We follow a value and results-driven approach to serve as a model for fellow District Export Councils nationally and adhere to the goals of:
1. Promoting export opportunities
2. Advocating trade promotion policies
3. Supporting businesses in developing export successes
We invite you to reach out, attend our events, and use us as a resource to help grow your export sales.
Your Arizona DEC Members
Ms. Melissa Sanderson
Board Member, Western Rare Earths
Mr. Steve Rodis
Partner, Wallace Pleise & Dreir, CPA
DEC Executive Secretary
Mr. Leandro Solarzano
President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council
ARIZONA'S DEC MENTORING
Need expert advice on international trade? Just ask us; the DEC offers free mentoring to Arizona’s companies. Our members each have special trade knowledge they are eager to share to help businesses in our state develop export sales.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR ARIZONA:
Arizona Commerce Authority
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Maricopa Association of Governments
Pima County Association of Governments
WHY SHOULD I CONTACT THE ARIZONA DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL?
Before you get on a plane and start spending serious money, it’s important to understand the export process. Fortunately, we’re here to help.