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Export SBDC Specializes in…

The Export SBDC at World Trade Center San Diego (WTC), an affiliate of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, works to cultivate a pipeline of export-ready firms, maximize foreign investment opportunities, and enhance the San Diego region’s global brand and identity.

WTC’s flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect, equips San Diego-based small- and medium-sized enterprises with a suite of financial and programmatic resources – to expand their international sales and reach. In addition to MetroConnect, WTC provides assistance to small businesses that currently export or are looking to become export-ready.

Export assistance, a specialty of the Export SBDC at the World Trade Center San Diego

Export Assistance

Our center can take your business through this process to add customers and diversity revenue.

Foreign investment, a specialty of Export SBDC at the World Trade Center San Diego

Foreign Investment

We can help you unearth new sources of investing, funding, and capital.

Metro Connect, a specialty of the Export SBDC at the World Trade Center San Diego


This flagship program of the World Trade Center gives businesses a way to engage globally.

Assistance Available in the Following Languages

We strive to offer SBDC services in languages that will best serve our clients in the San Diego and Imperial region.

Consulting Areas at Export SBDC

Our export center’s consulting specialities offer a wide variety of services to help you gain knowledge and achieve success in areas ranging from business planning and operations to management and funding.

Our Clients Say

Roanna Canete, Owner of The Gluten Free Baking Company, A Success Story from the San Diego Small Business Development Center Network

“The SBDC’s ongoing support has been nothing short of life-saving! Just a phone call away – they give me the courage to pursue my dreams, knowing there is nothing I can’t do with this incredible team on my side.”

Roanna Canete, Owner, The Gluten Free Baking Company
Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder & CTO of GroGuru Inc.
“The Brink SBDC is providing an invaluable service to entrepreneurs by giving guidance and providing connections to both investors and customers. Events such as the San Diego Angel Conference are the icing on the cake, which spreads the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community by bringing entrepreneurs and new investors together, and resulted in an investment of over $100,000 for our company.”
Farooq Anjum, Co-Founder/CTO, GroGuru Inc
Gayle McEnroe, President of Urethane Masters
“We moved our company to San Diego from Minnesota, and the SBDC gave us instant access to a huge network of contacts that led to obtaining our startup capital and making other crucial connections. Being the “new guy in town” is never easy, but with their help, we hit the ground running”
Gayle McEnroe, President, Urethane Masters
Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO of AccuData

“The Brink SBDC and Dr. Martin Kleckner have been invaluable in the success and progress of AccuDava. They dedicated many hours to reviewing and giving advice on our SBIR grant application to the National Cancer Institute, which was successfully awarded $300,000. Their unconditional support continued with extreme efforts that helped us with a $50,000 NIH I-corps grant, which resulted in additional NCI grant funding of $150,000 to extend our diagnostic test application to non-small cell lung cancer.”

Nahid Razi, Founder/CEO, AccuDava

Our Team at Export SBDC

Our specialty center team is dedicated to empowering your small business.

Our business advisors at the Export SBDC at the World Trade Center San Diego are highly skilled in their fields and industries as well as knowledgeable in specific business topics.

Caroline Murray, World Trade Center

Caroline Murray


Exports, trade advisory, speaks Spanish

Kuntal Warwick - Export at World Trade Center

Kuntal Warwick


Global marketing, communications, branding, exporting, strategic partnership development

Lucas Coleman, Export SBDC at World Trade Center

Lucas Coleman

Director of the Export SBDC

Supply chain management, global e-commerce, international business law

Simona Racek, World Trade Center

Simona Racek

International Expansion Advisor

Export-related financing & government export grants, bilingual in English & Romanian

From 2016-2021, the San Diego & Imperial SBDC team helped strengthen our regional small businesses.


Export SBDC at World Trade Center San Diego Location

The Export SBDC is located in San Diego within the World Trade Center.

Due to precautionary measures, no in-person appointments are occurring or being scheduled. One-on-one appointments online or via phone are being provided during this time. Reach out to schedule your appointment.

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
1100 Market St, Ste 438
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-8484


We are grateful to the sponsors who have continued to support SBDC programs and entrepreneurs across San Diego and Imperial counties.

Workshops & Trainings

The SBDC offers training workshops on topics such as starting your business, financing your business, operations, marketing, and much more.