Free Trade Alliance promotes foreign investment, international business

The Alliance brings together both public and private entities and coordinates the combined resources of its members and existing community assets for foreign direct investment promotion, export development, research and strategy facilitation and international business advocacy for the region.

We serve the community through our Export Leaders Program, IBDC, Signature Events and Advocacy.

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The Export Leaders Program is designed to directly help companies establish business relationships with international companies and increase international sales.  The program provides opportunities to connect with potential buyers and/or sellers in an effort to increase exports.

free trade alliance trade mission to mexico picThe International Business Development Center
The IBDC has facilitated business opportunities for foreign enterprises since 1999. It is a business accelerator, providing support to foreign companies seeking to establish or expand the market for their products in the United States and North America. Companies can significantly reduce startup costs and unnecessary mistakes during their development phase by participating in the IBD program.

Our principle objective is to provide participating companies with the knowledge to develop and implement their business plan and successfully operate a company in the United States.  The Alliance provides significant connections with international businesses.  The influential networks created because of the Alliance, directly assisted in areas such as: logistics, accounting, bookkeeping, legal, customs brokering, warehousing, insurance among others.

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Free Trade Alliance has expanded its events portfolio to include educational programs that we feel will help our members expand their knowledge of the global economy, global markets and global community as a whole. Whether attending a morning workshop or special program, the experience is sure to be a unique opportunity to network with many of the movers and shakers who are shaping today’s international business culture while gaining stronger perspective on opportunities. From our monthly Mexico Group breakfast meetings, to Women in International events and mixers, participants are sure to gain valuable connections and information that make participation a must. We consider our first priority as providing a service our members want and need performed with the attention and professionalism they have come to expect from us.

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Our experienced and well-connected team is here to advocate on issues important to our international business community and the region. We work with our partners to identify issues, coordinate the message and plan of action, and advocate at the local, state and/or federal level as required.  Involve us in your efforts to make doing international business simpler and more profitable.  Current areas of interest include, but are not limited to, immigration reform’s economic impact and trade agreements.

Consider becoming an Alliance member and letting us know how we can support your international business needs.  You can learn more about the Alliance and its programs at  or contact Vanessa Rogers at