EXIM Chair Reta Jo Lewis in Detroit to Host Exporter Roundtable; Give Fireside Chat at University of Detroit Mercy

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Detroit, Michigan -- Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis traveled to Detroit, Michigan this week to join private sector leaders and Michigan companies to host a Game Changer Exporter Roundtable at NewLab Detroit with Public Private Strategies, and representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. During the event, Chair Lewis highlighted how EXIM’s Make More in America initiative supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to reshore jobs, rebuild American manufacturing, and strengthen America’s supply chains. She also underscored how EXIM’s financing tools can help support Michigan companies, including small businesses, grow and expand through exporting.

“It was a pleasure to meet with business leaders, private sector companies and government representatives across Michigan to have a productive conversation about the ways EXIM helps companies grow through exporting," said EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis. "EXIM financing can be a game changer in not only helping American business owners overcome the challenges that come with exporting their products and services to markets abroad but ensure they can compete and win deals overseas.”

Later, Chair Lewis participated in a Fireside Chat at the University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration, where she discussed the role EXIM plays in supporting U.S. companies who export goods and services overseas, as well as her professional history.

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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insuranceworking capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov