READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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WASHINGTON – Alongside Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce Don Graves, President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis kicked off today’s morning plenary session at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit. SelectUSA is a premier annual event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment.

Reta Jo Lewis speaking at a lectern

In her remarks, Chair Lewis highlighted EXIM’s key priorities as she approaches her first 100 days on the job, including resetting EXIM’s relationships with exporters and buyers around the world, renewing EXIM’s commitment to supporting the creation of jobs in the U.S., and rebuilding EXIM’s priorities to meet the challenges in this new era. Chair Lewis also outlined several exciting opportunities for EXIM to finance U.S. exports in key areas such as clean energy technology as well as U.S.-based manufacturing projects with an export nexus through the Make More in America Initiative.

“At a time when companies across the country are rethinking and reorienting their supply chains, Make More in America will help onshore jobs in sectors that are critical to our economic and national security and create new opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses working in large supply chains. Ultimately, we need to make more in America and export more from America,” said Chair Lewis.

Chair Lewis also spoke about EXIM’s support and commitment to President Biden’s newly announced Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII), which will leverage EXIM’s tools and resources to fill critical gaps in financing and enhance the competitiveness of American companies in the global marketplace.

Following her remarks, Chair Lewis held several bilateral meetings with diverse stakeholders.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at