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Federal Government Assistance to Find and Win Design Projects Overseas
May 8

At the Chapter House, 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) for Virginia and Washington, DC will present a session on government assistance available to help local firms interested in expanding their practice to include overseas projects. Presentations will be provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration, and the Export Import Bank.

• The U.S. Commercial Service will discuss how you can leverage staff at American embassies to receive customized market research, find international partners and business opportunities.

• The Small Business Administration will discuss its export loan program through a network of SBA Senior International Credit Officers.

• The Export Import Bank will discuss its Export Credit Insurance program which can reduce the risks of selling internationally on credit terms by insuring foreign receivables from one buyer with EXIM’s Short-Term Single-Buyer Export Credit Insurance Policy.

The USEAC team strongly encourages participants to bring information on projects they are pursuing overseas. Following the information session, the USEAC team will meet one-on-one with participants to discuss how they can win projects overseas and receive payment for their services.

To learn more about the U.S. Commercial Service, refer to the article in the January/February issue of AIA Northern Virginia News, on page 9 and visit the US Commercial Service website.

2 LUs. Pizza lunch will be served. $12 AIA members, $22 non-members.