From Vision to Reality

Welcome to the California Center for International Trade Development (CITD), a distinguished entity within the State Center Community College District, dedicated to advancing California’s global trade and competitiveness since its establishment in 1989. At the heart of our mission is the commitment to assisting exporters, fostering economic development, promoting job growth, and supporting California businesses in their endeavors to expand globally. CITD also plays a pivotal role in the internationalization of college curriculum, contributing to a more interconnected and globally aware educational landscape.

With a rich history and a proven track record, CITD has been a driving force in the facilitation of over 180 agricultural trade missions. These missions, conducted in collaboration with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services, the California Governor’s Office, and other special grant projects, have been instrumental in training more than 7,000 companies to effectively market California’s diverse food and agricultural products in foreign markets.

The tangible impact of our efforts is reflected in impressive economic outcomes, including over $100 million in direct export sales and an additional $750 million in continuous export sales attributed to CITD’s trade activities since 1989. Our commitment to excellence has garnered recognition, with CITD proudly receiving prestigious awards such as the President’s “E Award” for Export Excellence in both 2001 and 2013.

At CITD, we stand as a beacon for those seeking to navigate the complexities of global trade, offering unwavering support, expert guidance, and a proven history of success. Join us in shaping the future of international trade and fostering economic prosperity for California and beyond.

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The People Powering Our Progress

Frank M. Nuñez

District Director

Celia Zamora

Senior Program Specialist

Rebecca Boyd

Senior Program Specialist

Rebecca Gary

Senior Program Specialist

Brianna Rivera

Senior Program Specialist

Sonia Guerrero

Program Assistant


Our Network of Collaborators

At CITD, partnerships drive our mission for California’s global success. Collaborating with government, education, and industry, we amplify impact in international trade. Bridging academia and industry, and organizing trade missions, we leverage collective expertise. Our commitment to building a global network ensures diverse opportunities for California businesses, making us a catalyst for economic prosperity. Join us in shaping a future where strategic collaborations fuel success, resilience, and growth on the international stage.

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