Marketing, Government Contracts, and International Trade

Business Oregon

As the economic development agency for the state of Oregon, Business Oregon's Global Strategies​ and Export Assistance programs can provide guidance and other resources for opportunities overseas.​​​​​​

Small Business International Trade Office

This program helps small businesses become active in international trade. The program offers workshops, seminars, classes, counseling, referral and other services. As part of Oregon Small Business Development Center Network, the international trade office works with other centers affiliated with community colleges in Oregon. For more information, contact the Small Business International Trade Office, One World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St., Suite 205, Portland, OR 97204, 503-229-5006.

Government Contract Assistance Program

The Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP)​ is a procurement technical assistance center providing counseling and bid assistance training on doing business with government agencies. GCAP provides a computer matching service that matches a business with federal, state and local bidding opportunities on a daily basis. ​

Through computer searches, GCAP can locate every buying agency nationwide that would purchase your product or service and then generate forms to place your company on the agency's solicitation mailing list. For more information, contact GCAP​, 1144 Gateway Loop, Suite 203, Springfield, OR 97477.

Agricultural Products Marketing

The Oregon Department of Agriculture works to promote, develop, and expand worldwide markets for Oregon's agricultural products. The staff works with producers, cooperatives, and processors; organizes overseas trade missions; and hosts incoming foreign business delegates.​

For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Development and Marketing Division​ email:

The U.S. Export Assistance Center (EAC)

U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service

The EAC​ in Portland is staffed by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Economic Development Administration is also located within the EAC. All are agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The EAC provides services for companies interested in exporting.

The U.S. Commercial Service provides free counseling to small and medium sized U.S. companies looking to develop export markets. They help companies determine their market potential, provide information regarding the business and economic conditions of those markets they are considering, assist in finding international partners, and help creating market entry strategies. For more information visit​

U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Commercial Service
One World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 242
Portland, OR 97204