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US Export Assistance Centers

Is your small business ready to go global? It may be an easier step than you think. Advances in technology can make worldwide commerce achievable for many small businesses, depending on the goods or services you offer.

If you're ready to explore the possibilities and challenges of exporting, U.S. Export Assistance Centers provide the help you need. These centers are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Each U.S. Export Assistance Center is staffed by professionals from the SBA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and other public and private organizations. Together, their mission is to provide the help you need to compete in today's global marketplace. Your local U.S. Export Assistance Center is your one-stop shop, designed to provide export assistance for your small- or medium-sized business.

Find your local U.S. Export Assistance Centers.

Below you will find a list of centers with SBA representatives. These representatives are available to help you with all of you SBA export financing needs.

Network of U.S. Export Assistance Centers with SBA Representatives

 

Atlanta 
Territory: Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Western and Central Tennessee 
Sandra Edwards 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1060 
Atlanta, GA 30308 
Tel: 404-815-1496 
Fax: 202-481-2966 
Email: sandra.edwards@sba.gov 
 
 
Arlington 
Territory: Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia 
William Houck 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
Northern Virginia Export Assistance Center 
1501 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1225 
Arlington, VA 22209 
Tel: 202-557-4063 
Fax: 202-292-3539 
Email: william.houck@sba.gov 
 
 
Boston 
Territory: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island 
John Joyce 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
JFK Federal Building, Suite 1826A 
55 New Sudbury Street 
Boston, MA 02203 
Tel: 617-565-4305 
Fax: 617-565-4313 
Email: john.joyce@sba.gov 
 
 
Irvine 
Territory: Southern California, Nevada 
Martin Selander 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
2302 Martin Court, Suite 315 
Irvine, CA 92612 
Tel: 949-660-8935 
Fax: 202-481-4434 
Email: martin.selander@sba.gov 
 
Los Angeles 
Territory: Southern California, Arizona 
Pellson Lau 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
444 South Flower Street, 37th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90071 
Tel: 213-894-8267 
Fax: 202-481-1525 
Email: pellson.lau@sba.gov 
 
 
San Francisco 
Territory: Northern California—Bakersfield to the Oregon border 
Jeff Deiss 
International Trade Finance Manager, Western U.S. 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Small Business Administration 
50 Fremont Street, Suite 2450 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
Tel: 415-744-7730 
Fax: 202-292-3534 
Email: jeff.deiss@sba.gov 
 
 
Charlotte 
Territory: North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee 
Dan Holt 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
521 East Morehead Street, Suite 435 
Charlotte, NC 28202 
Tel: 704-333-4886 ext. 226 
Fax: 704-332-2681 
Email: daniel.holt@sba.gov 
 
 
Chicago 
Territory: Wisconsin, Illinois 
Dennis Foldenauer 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
200 West Adams Street, Suite 2450 
Chicago, IL 60606 
Tel: 312-353-8065 
Fax: 202-481-2281 
Email: dennis.foldenauer@sba.gov 
 
 
Cleveland 
Territory: Ohio, Western New York, Western Pennsylvania 
Patrick Hayes 
International Trade Finance Manager, Eastern U.S. 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse 
201 Superior Avenue East, Suite 424 
Cleveland, OH 44114 
Tel: 216-522-4731 
Fax: 216-522-2235 
Email: patrick.hayes@sba.gov 
 
 
Dallas/Fort Worth 
Territory: Western, Central and Northern Texas, Oklahoma 
Alale Allal 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

North Texas Export Assistance Center 
4300 Amon Carter Boulevard, Suite 114 
Fort Worth, TX 76155 
Tel: 817-684-5506 
Fax: 817-684-5516 
Email: alale.allal@sba.gov 
 
 
Denver 
Territory: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming 
Bryson Patterson 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
1999 Broadway, Suite 2205 
Denver, CO 80202 
Tel: 303-844-6622 
Fax: 202-481-0540 
Email: bryson.patterson@sba.gov  
 
 
Detroit 
Territory: Michigan, Indiana 
John O’Gara 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA

 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
211 West Fort Street, Suite 1310  
Detroit, MI 48226 
Tel: 313-226-3038 
Fax: 202-481-2666 
Email: john.ogara@sba.gov 
 
 
Miami 
Territory: Southern Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands 
Mary Hernandez 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
5835 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 203 
Miami, FL 33126 
Tel: 305-526-7425 ext. 21 
Fax: 202-481-4471 
Email: mary.hernandez@sba.gov 
 
 
Tampa 
Territory: Northern and Central Florida 
David Leonard 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 
Clearwater, FL 33760 
Tel: 727-464-7177 
Fax: 202-481-0999 
Email: david.leonard@sba.gov 
 
 
Minneapolis 
Territory: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa 
Carlos Sosa 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 402A 
Minneapolis, MN 55401 
Tel: 612-348-1642 
Fax: 202-481-4065 
Email: carlos.sosa@sba.gov 
 
 
New Orleans 
Territory: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas Gulf Coast—Houston to Brownsville 
Reginald Harley 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
423 Canal Street, Suite 419 
New Orleans, LA 70130 
Tel: 504-589-6730 
Fax: 202-481-0523 
Email: reginald.harley@sba.gov 
 
 
New York City 
Territory: New York City’s 5 boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Mid-Hudson and Eastern Upstate NY, New Jersey 
Toni Corsini 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
290 Broadway, Room 1312 
New York, NY 10007 
Tel: 212-809-2645 
Fax: 212-809-2687 
Email: toni.corsini@sba.gov 
 
 
Philadelphia 
Territory: Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware 
Robert Elsas 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
SBA Philadelphia District Office 
Parkview Tower 
1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 
Tel: 610-382-3069 
Fax: 202-481-5216 
Email: robert.elsas@sba.gov 
 
 
Portland 
Territory: Oregon, Southern Idaho, Montana, Guam, Hawaii 
James Newton 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
One World Trade Center 
121 SW Salmon Street, Suite 242 
Portland, OR 97204 
Tel: 503-326-5498 
Fax:  503-326-6351
Email: james.newton@sba.gov 
 
 
Seattle 
Territory: Washington, Alaska, Northern Idaho 
Lee Gibbs 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 
 
U.S. Export Assistance Center 
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2610 
Seattle, WA 98121 
Tel: 206-553-0051 
Fax: 206-553-7253 
Email:  leland.gibbs@sba.gov
 
 
St. Louis  
Territory: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska  
Larry Cresswell 
Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group 
Office of International Trade, SBA 

U.S. Export Assistance Center 
4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, Building 110, Suite 1100-A 
St. Louis, MO 63120 
Tel: 314-260-3788 
Fax: 202-741-6710 
Email: larry.cresswell@sba.gov