An overview of resources available in Washington State to small and medium-sized businesses who seek to enter new markets, increase sales in existing ones, improve cash flow, or minimize commercial and political trade risks by Export Finance Assistance Center in Washington State.
- The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW) was created by the Washington State legislature in 1983 to provide export finance counseling assistance to small- and medium-sized exporters or prospective Washington-based exporters.
- EFACW is funded mainly by the State of Washington and is an independent contractor to the Washington State Department of Commerce (COM). EFACW is currently co-located with the Washington State Department of Commerce in The Westin Building at 2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2600 Seattle, Washington 98121.
- EFACW works closely with both federal and state partners including the U.S. Exim Bank (www.exim.gov), the U.S. Department of Commerce (www.export.gov), the Washington State Department of Commerce (www.commerce.wa.gov), and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (www.agr.wa.gov).
John Brislin joined the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington as President and CEO in May 2010. He has over 24 years of international banking experience, including Bank of Boston in Trade Operations and Union Bank in Trade Operations and Trade Sales. Originally from Syracuse, NY, John has a degree in Business Administration from Boston University’s School of Management.
Natalie Campbell joined the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington as Program Manager in August 2009. Her experience in trade finance and international marketing includes work at the US Commercial Service and the Washington State Department of Commerce before joining EFACW. A native of the Seattle area, Natalie holds a degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University.
For additional information, visit www.efacw.org