Trade Support Resources


Whether you are a seasoned international trader or just getting started, you will need quick access to handy resources such as:

  • Education and Training
  • Logistics
  • Export Finance


Education and Training

The Small Business & Technology Development Center at Missouri State University offers regular seminars on various international trade topics.

Quarterly meetings of the Greater Ozarks International Trade Association include presentations on issues affecting global trade.


Global logistics and distribution; supply chain management; how do you ship your products from Point A to Point B?  Tap into national and statewide expertise.

Please use these Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce member companies for your freight forwarding, and logistics consulting needs.

Export Finance

Become familiar with the various state and federal government programs designed to help your company finance its export transactions.

Trade Advocacy

The Chamber supports international trade policies that:

  • Ecourage economic development in southwest Missouri
  • Reduce trade barriers
  • Protect U.S. intellectual property
  • Eliminate unfair trade practices
  • Encourage efficient international trade assistance programs through cooperation and coordination among local, state and federal agencies

The 2009 trade agenda in the U.S. Congress includes consideration of Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia and South Korea – all of which are supported by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

To find out more about these and other legislative issues related to international trade, visit

Invest in Springfield »

Springfield’s central location makes it an ideal place for international companies that want to reach the U.S. market.

Chamber International Program Overview »

The Chamber’s International Business Council helps members stay informed on international trade issues.

Basics of Trade Seminar »

New or expanding exporters can link to tips from experienced trade specialists.

Contact Information

Brad Bodenhausen
Phone: 417-862-5567

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce‚Ä®

202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, Missouri 65806