The Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC) is a non-profit organization made up of experienced international business people. The council provides assistance to Arkansas companies interested in entering or expanding into the international market. ArDEC helps to increase Arkansas' global competitiveness by providing counseling and export assistance along with supporting a number of educational programs on international business and trade. Its site contains useful resources for those interested in exporting, finding trade partners, and doing business abroad. A calendar of events and background information regarding seminars and workshops held by the ArDEC are also provided.