The U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is a vital tool to help grow U.S. exports and increase American jobs. As the official export credit agency of the United States, Ex-Im Bank assists in financing U.S. exports from thousands of American companies and bolsters our global competitiveness. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Export-Import Bank's transactions directly support U.S. small business. Ex-Im Bank operates at no cost to the taxpayer, and it has a track record of generating a profit for the government. In 2014, the Ex-Im Bank supported $27.5 billion of U.S. exports.