Made in Alabama

Meet the Team of Export Alabama

Export Alabama is a tight-knit group of trade organizations here to help your company succeed in the global marketplace. Export Alabama alliance members offer access to services, resources, and contacts to keep you competitive.

Alabama Department of Commerce

Office of International Trade

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is a member state of the Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA) and works to promote domestic and international consumption of Alabama products. The department provides timely, fair and expert regulatory control over product, business entities, movement, and application of goods and services for which applicable state and federal law exists.

Alabama District Export Council

The Alabama District Export Council is one of 59 DECs in the country charged with encouraging and supporting the export of goods and services that will strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Alabama members can share time and expertise with small- and medium-sized businesses that are interested in starting to export or expand into new markets.

Alabama International Trade Center

The Alabama International Trade Center (AITC) provides customized international market research, in-house technical trade training, and export financing and capital access. AITC is a federal-state partnership between the University of Alabama and the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an institutional member of the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network, a statewide network of management and technical assistance centers.

Alabama Port Authority

The Alabama Port Authority are your local link and strategic partner in your global supply chain. With 18 diverse cargo handling facilities, the capabilities and reliability of the Port of Mobile is unmatched. Situated perfectly on the Gulf of Mexico with access to 45-foot-deep water, nine railroads, and additional connectivity with air, truck and barge, the port delivers your goods. The port has invested over $1.4 billion in the last 20 years to modernize and grow its facilities to support your needs.

North Alabama International Trade Association

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a business-driven organization with the mission to provide international trade advocacy, training, and networking to promote economic growth in North Alabama. NAITA, a non-profit membership organization, provides an international networking forum, education on trade issues, and prepares business for global success.

Port of Huntsville

The Port of Huntsville provides quality multi-modal transportation services including an International Intermodal Center (air cargo & rail cargo) to a diverse customer base to stimulate economic growth and development of the Tennessee Valley region.

U.S. Commercial Service | U.S. Department of Commerce Alabama Export Assistance Center

With a global network of experienced trade professionals located throughout the U.S. and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the Alabama Export Assistance Center offers trade expertise to assist with exporting, and guidance and tips on how to grow your business and export successfully.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides help to small business owners and entrepreneurs in pursuit of the American dream. When it comes to international assistance, SBA created programs to provide lenders with up to a 90% guaranty on export loans, and provides financial awards to help small businesses with export their products.

Alabama World Trade Association

The Alabama World Trade Association (AWTA) works to promote the opportunities for Alabama citizens through the expansion of international trade. AWTA pursues initiatives on the state and federal level that support positive trade policies and the creation of new markets for Alabama companies and their employees.