Reach Your Full Export Potential

The Idaho District Export Council (DEC) is made up of industry and service provider professionals who share their knowledge and expertise with Idaho companies to help them compete and win business in the international marketplace.

Our Sponsors

Our Mission

DEC members contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the export promotion efforts of the U.S. Commercial Service through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach.

Strengthening Companies

Stimulating Growth

Creating Employment

Community Outreach

Trade Education

Export Expansion

What is the Idaho District Council?

The Idaho District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance regarding international markets.

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service office in Boise is part of a  global network of experienced trade professionals located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to new markets, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase your bottom line.

DEC Sponsors & Sponsorships

The Idaho District Export Council is grateful to its sponsors for financial support, guidance, and service. 

DEC Members Shane Hamblin of Zions Bank and Kristin Kyle-McQuesten of Banner Bank staff the DEC/SBA Booth at the 2023 Idaho Manufacturing Alliance show in Boise.


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Upcoming Events

Verdon Leads New Pacific Northwest Rural Export Center

Jennifer Verdon of the IDEC will lead a new Pacific Northwest Rural Export Center based in Idaho. The Pac NW REC is one of eight regional centers conducting rural outreach in their respective territories. Rural Export Centers empower rural U.S. companies to thrive in international markets through actionable market intelligence and global connections. Each REC ensures that we reach rural companies and educate them on the services and solutions of the Rural Export Center and the Commercial Service to help increase exports from rural America.

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Idaho District Export Council Rolls Out New Sponsorship Package

The Idaho District Export Council recently unveiled its 2023-2024 Sponsorship Program and is seeking sponsors who are interested in connecting with the Idaho export community. The IDEC is a volunteer organization comprising professionals from Idaho industries and service providers with extensive knowledge of international business. IDEC members offer valuable advice to help other Idaho companies compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

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IDEC Bids Sad But Excited Farewell to Amy Benson

Amy Benson, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Idaho, recently informed the DEC that she had accepted a USCS position in South Africa. For 19 years, Amy provided peerless service to the export community in Idaho. Amy’s name became synonymous with “Export.” Though Amy’s departure leaves a hole in our hearts, DEC members are excited to see Amy follow her heart and take on a big adventure.

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2023 U.S. National Export Strategy

Hey Exporters! The 2023 U.S. National Export Strategy is an important piece of the puzzle regarding the United States Department of Commerce’s efforts to promote U.S. strength in future industries and create jobs all around the country.

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