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.


Dexter Sykes - Director of Export Operations

Dexter Sykes serves as the Director for REAP. He possesses over 10 years 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. Dexter graduated from Texas Tech University where he studied International Economics. He is also an Associate Member of the West Texas District Export Council.


Dexter B. Sykes
Director of Export Operations

2579 S. Loop 289
Suite 114
Lubbock, Texas 79423

Phone: 806-745-0324
Fax: 806-745-6207