The East Michigan District Export Council (EMDEC) is a volunteer organization that encourages and supports exports of goods and services that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs. The Council is made up of business leaders from the local community whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region’s local firms. The East Michigan DEC works closely with the Detroit and East Michigan Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service and supports the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts through:

  • Counseling and mentoring local businesses in exporting;
  • Providing export training and educational opportunities to the local business community;
  • Identifying sources of export financing for businesses;
  • Creating greater export awareness in the local business community;
  • Identifying key issues affecting U.S. and Michigan industry competitiveness in the global marketplace; and
  • Supporting the programs and services of the Detroit and East Michigan Export Assistance Centers.