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Community Affairs Webinar Series

Federal Guarantee Programs that Support Export Lending to Small Business

Exporting is not just for large companies. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up about 97 percent of U.S. exporting firms. Likewise, export finance is not only for the largest banks. There are many resources available to support export finance from financial institutions of all sizes.

In April 2013, the FDIC hosted a webinar, Opportunities for Community Banks – Federal Guarantee Programs that Support Export Lending to Small Business, which introduced institutions to federal guarantee programs that support export lending. Representatives of the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Florida’s Export Finance Corporation provided an introduction to their export guarantee programs and Florida’s Export Finance Corporation highlighted the role states can play, through programs such as the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and others.

Guest Speakers for the Webinar:

Dennis R. Chrisbaum
Director, International Trade Finance
Office of International Trade
Small Business Administration

Teri Ryan
Branch Chief, Risk and Asset Management
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Trade Programs

Jim Moschella
Examination Specialist
FDIC Division of Risk Management Supervision, FDIC

Michael Jackson
Director, City/State and Trade Association Partnerships
Small Business Division
Export-Import Bank of the United States

Steve Fancher
President and CEO
Florida Export Finance Corporation

Additional agency resources featured in the webinar:

Additional resources related to exporting and export finance include:

To learn more about FDIC’s research and initiatives related to consumer protection, the underserved and other community development issues:

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