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CEE Commentary

The Coalition for Employment through Exports (CEE) responds to conservative attacks upon the critical role that Ex-Im Bank plays in supporting exports and U.S. jobs.

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Exporter Profiles

Small businesses and mid-market companies depend on Ex-Im Bank financing programs to enable them to expand, create and support more U.S. jobs.

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ECA Competition

Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) facilitate and support a country’s exports. As competitor ECAs become larger, more proactive and aggressive, U.S. companies lose out.

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Shutdown Impact

If the Ex-Im Bank is not reauthorized, hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost and U.S. companies will seek more supportive business climates abroad.

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Voices for Ex-Im & News

Small Business Voices for Ex-Im
Small and medium-sized businesses talk about the importance of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and how the Bank is an intrinsic part of their ability to export.

To hear the latest conversation, click on the audio link below or visit the Small Business Voices for Ex-Im page.

Small Business Voices from Florida:
Heavy Equipment Resources of Florida and Drake Finance Group

Spencer Abraham, former US Energy Secretary:
U.S. energy success hinges on Ex-Im Bank reauthorization

Even with the recent drop in oil prices, the need for energy resources and infrastructure will continue—especially in emerging market countries. But the ability of U.S. companies to compete in these markets will be diminished if Congress fails to reauthorize a critical financing tool: the Export-Import Bank.

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The Bank Is Crucial for U.S. Involvement in Africa’s Growing Economy
The Export-Import Bank is critical, now more than ever, for supporting U.S. trade in the increasingly competitive global market. The bank is important for U.S. companies doing business with emerging markets, where credit is hard to come by for small and medium enterprises or insufficient for large-scale projects.

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States’s charter has been extended through June 30, 2015, providing credit and insurance to American companies to help them sell products abroad.