About the DEC

The Indiana District Export Council (Indiana DEC)
is a not-for-profit entity operating under the auspices of the US Department of Commerce that promotes and supports exporting as a way to strengthen Indiana companies, grow the state’s economy and create jobs.

The Indiana DEC provides one-on-one export counseling, workshops, roundtables, webinars and serves as a focal point of trade information and export education across the State of Indiana.  We partner with a number of other organizations throughout the state which have trade development and export awareness as part of their mission.  The Indiana DEC is one of 66 DEC’s across the US comprised of a diverse group of professionals from the manufacturing and service sectors, academia and government – all appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce for their knowledge of and involvement in export promotion. 

Similar to all District Export Councils nationwide, the Indiana DEC works closely and partners with our District Office of the US Department of Commerce – Commercial Service in offering timely, relevant programs on issues impacting our country’s ability to export effectively and efficiently. 

Indiana is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the union, ranking 13th in exports nation-wide and home to businesses big and small increasingly turning to exporting as a way to grow revenue.  The Indiana DEC is here to further that progress by being a strong advocate for trade promotion.

Indiana DEC members are available to speak on international trade topics to business groups, chambers of commerce, academia and NGO’s.  Members of the Indiana DEC frequently meet with federal, state, and locally elected officials to educate, advocate and inform on trade policy issues impacting Indiana’s business community.