IDEC Blog

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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Kendee Yamaguchi, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Field Global Markets Visits Idaho

On June 14, the Idaho District Export Council (DEC), under the leadership of its Chair, Gerd Uitdewilligen, had the honor of meeting with Kendee Yamaguchi – the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Field Global Markets – at Black Sage Technologies in Boise, Idaho. The DEC is immensely grateful to Black Sage and Ann Wood, the President of Black Sage and a seasoned DEC member, for graciously hosting this event.

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