Working for Arizona's Exporters

Our Mission

Arizona’s District Export Council

is a diverse group of volunteer trade professionals dedicated to helping you develop export sales and thus contribute to the National Export Program.

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

each have special expertise in international trade, and are dedicated to helping businesses in our state develop global sales.
DEC CHAIRPERSON

Ms. Melissa Sanderson

Board Member, Western Rare Earths

DEC Treasurer

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

Sun Corridor

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.

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upcoming National DEC Events

Oct 2021

Date & Time Event Details
Thursday
21 October 2021

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Innovations in Cross-Border Payments and Foreign Exchange

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