The City/State Partners Program brings state, county,
and local non-profit economic development entities together
with Ex-Im Bank in a partnership designed to expand export
If you have the local market knowledge and the ability
to reach it, Ex-Im Bank offers trade finance expertise
and programs specifically tailored to support U.S.-based
exporters. By cooperating and pooling strengths, we can
accomplish together what neither could do alone.
We think you’ll discover an alliance with Ex-Im
Bank will pay off big-time. The benefits are simple. Supporting
exports helps create desirable jobs in your community.
Exporters generally offer higher wages and are 30 percent
more likely to stay in business than non-exporters. That
means a stable and expanding local tax base in your local
Who’s eligible to
become a partner?
City/State Partners must meet the following requirements:
Your current mission must be the promotion, creation
and expansion of businesses in a given region by making
available financing assistance and entrepreneurial services.
You must recognize the importance of assisting local businesses
in creating jobs through exports.
Examples of eligible partners include State, County, City
Governments—either directly or indirectly funded;
local non-profit economic development entities funded
through universities and colleges; Small Business Development
Centers; and World Trade Organizations.
What services will Ex-Im