ExportDC is a program to connect DC businesses to global opportunities and prepare them to win sales overseas.

 ExportDC, the District’s first major export development program, supports local businesses interested in expanding globally. More than 95 percent of the world’s population and nearly two-thirds of global purchasing power are located outside the United States. Exporting enables companies to develop a wider customer base, achieve diversification in their business portfolios, and adjust more effectively to downturns in the domestic economy. 

Because exporting contributes to economic growth and job creation in the District of Columbia, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) has made it a priority to encourage more of our companies to engage in international business. If your DC-based business is committed to expanding its international presence, ExportDC is ready to help. We work closely with businesses that are new to exporting, as well as seasoned exporters seeking assistance with access to new markets. 

Economic Trade Mission with Ireland

June 29, 2021, and June 30, 2021, 8:00 AM – 12 PM EST

The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, invites you to join us on a virtual trade mission to Ireland. This two-day business development opportunity will take place on June 29th and June 30th from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM/EST and allows local companies the ability to find and meet with prospective partners in Ireland.

The primary purpose of this virtual trade mission is to establish trade relationships, explore investment opportunities, and promote tourism for the District of Columbia’s local economy. Businesses applying for this round of ExportDC support will also be included in this virtual trade mission for the opportunity to expand services and products into the Irish market. This is a great opportunity for District-based SME’s to enhance their business opportunities by expanding to an international relationship with Ireland.

Are You Ready to Go Global?

Applying for the ExportDC Program:

Eligibility Requirements: The business must be located and currently operating in Washington, DC. Applicants also must have an active DC Basic Business License, a Certificate of Clean Hands obtained within 90 days of application submission, an international strategy or plan, and proof of valid ID for owner in color (government-issued ID, passport, etc.)

Required documents: At the time of application submission, applicants must also email [email protected] a copy of their active DC Basic Business License a copy of their Certificate of Clean Hands obtained within 90 days of application submission, a copy of their international strategy or plan, and proof of valid ID for owner in color (government-issued ID, passport, etc.).

Application Due Date: June 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM/EST