If you’re part of an American company exporting products or services, the U.S. Commercial Service–of the U.S. Department of Commerce–wants to act as “Your Global Business Partner,” being an agency of the federal government dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized businesses find exporting solutions. Export Assistance Centers are housed throughout the nation and throughout the world with 15 offices being located in California alone. Here’s a contact information directory for Centers in the Golden State.
Bakersfield, CA. The Kern County U.S. Export Assistance Center services the Bakersfield area with Glen Roberts acting as the USEAC Director. He can be reached at 661-637-0136 or Glen.Roberts@trade.gov while the center itself is located at 2100 Chester Ave., 1st Floor Suite 110 (ZIP: 93301).
Fresno, CA. The Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center can be found at 5245 N. Backer Avenue M/S PB5 Fresno, CA 93740. Glen Roberts oversees the Kern County Center in addition to Fresno, his contact information being listed under the Bakersfield office information.
Indio, CA. The Cabazon/Indio United States Export Assistance Center, located at 44-199 Monroe St., Suite B #308 (ZIP: 92201), has Cynthia Torres as its USEAC Director. She can be reached at 760-342-1310 or Cynthia.Torres@trade.gov.
Los Angeles, CA. The Downtown Los Angeles U.S. Export Assistance Center is directed by Rachid Sayouty ( 213-894-4022, Rachid.Sayouty@trade.gov) and also staffs two international trade specialists Bobby Hines ( 213-894-4231, Bobby.Hines@trade.gov) and Amy Magat ( 213-894-3966, Amy.Magat@trade.gov). The Center can be found at 444 S. Flower, 34th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Los Angeles (West), CA. The West Los Angeles U.S. Export Assistance Center resides at 11150 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 975 (ZIP: 90064). You can reach the office at 310-235-7206 or JulieAnne.Hennessy@mail.doc.gov.
Monterey, CA. The U.S. Export Assistance Center of Monterey has an Acting Office Director of Chris Damm who can be reached at 408-535-2757 x 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center itself sits at 411 Pacific St., Suite 316A Monterey, CA 93940.
Newport Beach, CA. The U.S. Export Assistance Center of Newport Beach is directed by Paul Tambakis (Paul.Tambakis@trade.gov, 949-660-1688 x 309) and is housed at 3300 Irvine Ave., Suite 307 Newport Beach, CA 92660. The Center also staffs Marianne Hughes as the Business Development Officer and four senior international trade specialists.
Oakland, CA. The Oakland Export Assistance Center services the Contra Costa and Alameda counties, the office being located at 1301 Clay Street, Suite 630 N, Oakland Federal Building – North Tower, Oakland, California 94612-5200 . Rod Hirsch acts as the USEAC Director and can be reached at 510-273-7350 or Rod.Hirsch@trade.gov.
Ontario, CA. The U.S. Export Assistance Center of the Inland Empire is located at 2940 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 121 in Ontario (ZIP: 91764). Office Director Fred Latuperissa can be reached at 909-466-4146 or Fred.Latuperissa@mail.doc.gov.
Sacramento, CA. The USEAC Director of Sacramento is George Tastard who can be reached at 916-566-7170 or George.Tastard@mail.doc.gov. The center sits at 1410 Ethan Way Sacramento, CA 95825.
San Diego, CA. You can reach Valerie Paz of The San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center at email@example.com.
San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco Center, located at 50 Fremont Street Suite 2450 (ZIP: 94105), is directed by Stephan P. Crawford who can be reached at 415-705-2301 or Stephan.Crawford@mail.doc.gov.
San Jose, CA. T he Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Commercial Service, directed by Joanne Vliet ( 408-535-2757 ext. 105, Joanne.Vliet@trade.gov), is located at 55 South Market St., Suite 1040 San Jose, CA 95113.
San Rafael, CA. The North Bay U.S. Export Assistance Center is located at the Dominican University of California at 50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901. USEAC Director Elizabeth Krauth can be reached at 415-485-6209 or Elizabeth.Krauth@trade.gov.
Ventura, CA. The Ventura County U.S. Export Assistance Center, sitting at 333 Ponoma St. Port Hueneme, CA 93041, is directed by Gerald Vaughn who can be reached at 805-488-4844 or Gerald.Vaughn@trade.gov.
Source: U.S. Commercial Service, “Offices in the U.S.” BuyUSA.gov.