Phase One: Supporting Companies Across the Country
EXIM created the All America Initiative to reach, educate, and inform U.S. companies of all sizes — particularly small businesses — about how they can utilize EXIM’s financing tools and resources to increase their international sales, showcase their “Made in the USA” products, and sustain American jobs.
The outreach and education effort was launched by EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed in May 2019 after a quorum of the EXIM Board of Directors was restored. In FY2020, Chairman Reed and Board Members Judith D. Pryor and former Congressman Spencer Bachus, along with EXIM staff members, held events in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories, meeting with companies, Regional Export Promotion Program (REPP) members, chambers of commerce, state and local government economic development agencies, small business development centers, trade associations, and other organizations.
In September 2020, EXIM announced completion of the first phase of the nationwide outreach effort.
Phase Two: Partnering with the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce
To further the All America Initiative, EXIM announced in October 2020 its partnership with the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce for the second phase of the outreach and education effort.
During remarks to the Economic Club of Florida, Chairman Reed and Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson, who also serves as Chair of the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce, announced the partnership to reach and deliver critical products and services to businesses through digital tools like webinars and video conferences with state chambers of commerce members.
To see how EXIM has supported exports in each state and the District of Columbia, from FY2014 to present, view state summaries available via the exporter map.
To see how small businesses across the country are using EXIM products, view success stories available by state.
- Oct 08, 2020 - Chairman Reed Announces All America Initiative Partnership with the National Association of State Chambers of Commerce During Keynote Remarks to The Economic Club of Florida
- Oct 08, 2020 - EXIM Chair Kimberly A. Reed Keynote Remarks to the Economic Club of Florida
- Sep 30, 2020 - EXIM Completes “All America Initiative,” Holds Events in All 50 States, Five Territories, and the District of Columbia
- Sep 30, 2020 - EXIM Chairman Reed Outlines International Growth Strategies for Small Businesses in Vermont