Rural Export Assistance Program

We help companies export


The Rural Export Assistance Program (REAP) is part of the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center Network.

We provide service to both the new-to-export companies as well as experienced exporters. We primarily focus on companies that have an existing product or service that have been in business for a year or more. Our portfolio of services include transaction-based export consulting, industry and market research, international business matchmaking, logistics, documentation assistance, and trade finance support.

If you have a trade-related question, we are to here to help.

Events / Training


West Texas District Export Council Meeting

Where :

Wells Fargo Building 1500 Broadway Ave 5th floor Boardroom Lubbock, Texas

When :

April 04, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00pm (Lunch included)

Cost :


Export University Export 101


Odessa Chamber of Commerce

When :

June 7th, 2017
8:00 am (Lunch included)

Cost :


West Texas District Export Council Luncheon

Topic :

"An introduction to the Foreign Exchange Markets and the tools available to hedge its risks"


The Tech Club

When :

Thursday, June 29th
11:30am to 1:00 pm (Lunch included)

RSVP to :

Christine Allen, AZS
Director of Workforce Development & FTZ 260

The speaker is David Gill, from BBVA Compass Bank in Houston.

This is an excellent session that will help to educate attendees on global trade and the benefits of making/receiving payments in foreign currency.


Exporting 101

Learn if exporting is for you, how to select international sales markets, how to locate potential agents and distributors, international sales quotes, and getting paid.

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Export Financing 101

Learn about international methods of payments, how to finance your international buyers, and how to finance your export business.

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Dexter Sykes
Director of Export Operations
Dexter Sykes serves as the Director for REAP. He possesses over 10 years of experience as an International Trade Specialist. In that capacity, he has assisted clients with export documentation, trade logistics, international market research, and trade finance.

He has helped clients facilitate successful export transactions all over the world and has overseen trade missions for clients in Japan, Canada, Senegal, Cote D' Ivoire, Guinea, and France.

Dexter holds the Certified Global Business Professional credential (CGBP), a designation of proficiency in global trade assistance awarded by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE).

Dexter graduated from Texas Tech University where he holds an M.B.A from the Rawls College of Business, and studied International Economics as an undergraduate. He is also serves as the Vice Chair of the West Texas District Export Council.