Welcome to the official Nevada District Export Council (NDEC) website. We offer a variety of resources to prepare your company to expand its operation into global markets.




Thanks to past leaders, such as Chairman Emeritus Randy Innis, and our entire membership of community and government leaders, we have much to celebrate in Nevada. The Silver State has greatly expanded its exports in recent years and is poised to flourish in the future.

The Nevada District Export Council (NDEC) is comprised of many dedicated volunteers, serving the interests of others, in order to share resources and spread the message of how exporting can benefit Nevada businesses and their workers.

NDEC believes that foreign trade can benefit all of us. International trade produces good, competitive jobs in the U.S. and growth in our local and national economies and builds commercial and personal relationships everywhere we trade. Our goal at NDEC is to support the efforts of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) to increase export competitiveness and competency and to help more U.S. businesses enter, broaden, and expand into global markets.

Our mission is to contribute leadership, expertise, advocacy, advice, and support to the international business community and work with USDOC’s export training and assistance programs, in collaboration with Nevada’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, other DECs in the region and other public and private organizations and partners. Through our experience we understand the complexity of international cross border transactions and we join together to share our knowledge, experience, and lessons learned to help others succeed in the realization of their own strategic business plans.

We cannot accomplish our objectives alone. We are committed to expand our working relationships with our important trade development partners, such as Kris Sanchez from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Terry Culp from Nevada Industry Excellence, to enable us to extend our reach and better serve the businesses in Nevada.

In the community, we have 34 members of the elite in foreign trade activity from both Northern and Southern Nevada, each selected because of demonstrated leadership and commitment to helping others. For example, one of our members, Joe Dutra from Kimmie Candy in Reno, won the Presidential “E” Award in May 2016—the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. Exports.

We would like to welcome all our new members and thank everyone for volunteering their time and expertise in supporting the business community with its trade-related needs.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please do not hesitate to call on us if we may assist in your international trade endeavors. Please direct all requests for assistance through the ‘Contact Us’ link, then use the Export Assistance Request Form.

Ray Jones
Nevada District Export Council