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APICS - The Educational Society for Resource Management

APICS is an organization of inventory and resource management professionals that strives to be the premier provider and global leader in individual and organizational education, standards of excellence and information in integrated resource management. To contact the local Sioux Falls chapter visitPort -> Directory -> Organizations.

Multi-Cultural Center, Sioux Falls

The mission of the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls is to provide opportunities for all people to learn, celebrate, and share through cultural experiences.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

ISM is a progressive association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence.

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Northern Great Plains, Inc (NGPI)

The NGPI is a regional, rural development organization serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba, Canada. The RRTC initiatives focus on international and domestic trade, new industry development, transportation infrastructure planning, manufacturing, and telecommunications technologies.

Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International is the official agency which links communities from the United States with communities worldwide. Currently Sister Cities International represents 1,200 U.S. cities, counties, and states and their 2,100 partners in 125 countries worldwide. As the premier citizen diplomacy network in the United States, Sister Cities International leads the national movement for global community partnerships and volunteer action.

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National and International

American Association of Exporters & Importers

Brookings Institute - Foreign Policy Studies

Cato Center for Trade Policy Studies

The mission of the Cato Center for Trade Policy Studies is to increase public understanding of the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

As their site states:

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact. CSIS is the only institution of it's kind that maintains resident experts on all the world's major geographical regions. It also covers key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. domestic and economic policy, and U.S. foreign policy and national security issues.

Council on Foreign Relations

As their site states:

The Council's mission: to foster America's understanding of other nations, near and far, their peoples, cultures, histories, hopes, quarrels, and embitions, and thus to serve America's global interests through study and debate, private and public.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

As their site states:

“...FITA, founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout North America that have an international mission.”

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

As their site states:

The institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) was established in 1986 as a nonprofit and tax exempt research and education organization. Their mission is: to create environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy.

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The ICC's purpose is to promote international trade, investment and the market economy system. It makes rules that govern the conduct of business across borders. It provides essential services, foremost among them the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

International Organizations

This list of international organization links was assembled by Northwestern University.

Institute for International Economics

Quoting their site:

The institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the institute has provided timely, objective analysis of key international economic problems and proposed concrete solutions to them.

Organization of American States

SICE Foreign Trade Info System

US Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel

US Chamber of Commerce

US Council for International Business

The United States Council for International Business advances the global interests of American business both at home and abroad. It is the American affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, and the International Organization of Employers (IOE). As such, it officially represents U.S. business positions both in the main intergovernmental bodies and vis-a-vis foreign business communities and their governments.