Dennis Sawyers

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One Weird Fact About the Trade Deficit No One Has Noticed

The United States recorded a trade surplus with its 20 Free Trade Agreement partner countries in 2012.

Need Credit Insurance? Your Only Option—the Export-Import Bank—Might Be Gone by Sept. 30

"These guys saying that there is a private market solution are completely wrong.”

Export-Import Bank Vital to Success of Ohio’s Small Manufacturers

Ex-Im supported $2.4 billion worth of Ohio exports that in turn sustained more than 15,000 jobs in the state between 2007 and 2014.

Why the U.S. Export-Import Bank Is Vital to Indiana’s Small Businesses

The bank authorized $2 billion worth of export support for 166 Indiana businesses between 2007 and 2014.

Why the U.S. Export-Import Bank Is Vital to Indiana’s Small Businesses

Ex-Im’s critics don’t seem to grasp that the bank’s support is indispensable to many small businesses. Far from crowding out the private sector, Ex-Im guarantees let private banks extend loans and guarantees that they wouldn’t be able to make otherwise.

When Ex-Im Is Required (Small Business Edition)

The Export-Import Bank provides them with credit insurance, lines of credit, and working capital guarantees without which many small businesses just couldn't export.