Rancho Santiago Center for International Trade Development (CITD) strives to enhance the competitive strength of Southern California-based businesses in the international marketplace. Funded through the Economic Development Network of the California community colleges, the center provides existing businesses with a broad range of resources. The CITD, hosted by Rancho Santiago Community College District, provides free or low-cost programs and services to assist small-and mid-sized companies in conducting international business. Assistance includes one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, trade leads, identification of potential partners, distributors and suppliers, seminars and special events. The Rancho Santiago CITD provides services in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino
Rancho Santiago CITD has a long track record of coordinating trade missions to Mexico and facilitating the participation of California companies in trade shows in Mexico. Rancho Santiago CITD has established strategic partnership with public and private sector entities in Mexico to assist in the required research and the matching of California businesses to buyers, distributors and manufacturers from Mexico, Latin America, and Asia that participate in trade shows and trade missions in Mexico.
Rancho Santiago CITD provides international trade assistance to small and medium sized businesses at no cost.