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Wisconsin District Export Council (WI DEC) Members are individually appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and act similar to a board of directors as they collectively assist and mentor the local exporting community.

The WI DEC is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets. This trade expertise complements the U.S. Commercial Service's export promotion work. DEC members also meet with federal, state, and local elected officials to educate and inform them on trade policy issues impacting the Wisconsin business community.

Friends of the WI DEC do not need such approval, but attend WI DEC events and support the WI DEC through their volunteer efforts as well. If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the WI DEC please reach out directly to one of our members. 

: The Wisconsin District Export Council encourages and supports:

  • Exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs;
  • Export expansion activities by working with the US & FCS domestic offices; and
  • Opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level by developing a trade assistance network.

We Accomplish this Mission through:

  • Counseling of local businesses;
  • Identifying export financing sources for businesses;
  • Creating greater export awareness in their local business communities;
  • Identifying issues that affect export trade and implementation of constructive suggestions or improvement;
  • Supporting programs and services of US & FCS domestic offices;
  • Building local export assistance partnerships with other organizations; and
  • Promoting international education at the community level

DEC Members have a wide range of international business expertise. Our members each have special trade knowledge they are eager to share to help businesses  develop export sales. By completing the mentoring request form, we can connect you with the right DEC member, or with other service providers as appropriate. DEC members are also available to speak on international trade topics to audiences of business executives and concerned citizens.

Request DEC Mentoring