The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) of the United States is a key contributor to economic growth and jobs and accounted for $37.4 billion in U.S. exports last year, which supported over 200,000 American jobs.
Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States and provides financing assistance for exports of U.S. manufactured goods and services. The Bank’s mandate is to support U.S. exports and employment of U.S. workers.
In the past five years, Ex-Im Bank has financed $19.4 billion in Texas exports, created 3,600 jobs in Irving, 9,136 jobs in the Greater Dallas area and 143,000 jobs around the state of Texas.
Ex-Im Bank’s current charter is set to expire on September 30, 2014, so we are urging you to weigh in TODAY to show your support for Ex-Im Bank.
The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce strongly supports reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, and it is one of the Chamber’s highest legislative priorities for 2014.
To view the Chamber’s 2014 Federal Priorities, click here.
Here are a few ways you can get involved in the effort to support Ex-Im Bank:
- Add your company’s name to the U.S. Chamber / National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) letter supporting reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank. Click here to view the letter.
- To date, more than 600 organizations across all 50 states, including the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, have signed onto the letter. The deadline to sign this letter is Wednesday, June 4.
- Click here to send a letter directly to your member of Congress asking for their support of Ex-Im Bank.
- Get more information about Ex-Im Bank here.
- Click here to view a resolution passed by the Irving Chamber’s Board of Directors supporting Ex-Im Bank.