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District Export Councils (DECs)

District Export Councils (DECs) are organizations of leaders from the local business community whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms.

Appointed by successive U.S. Secretaries of Commerce, DECs have served the United States for the past 30+ years by assisting companies in their local communities to export, thus promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher-paying jobs in their communities.

Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commercial Service’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, the 55 DECs combine the energies of more than 1,500 exporters and private and public export service providers throughout the United States.

The South Carolina DEC is currently comprised of 30 business leaders who represent manufacturers, service providers and state and federal government agencies.

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