MEDC’s International Trade Services Division provides export consulting, organizes overseas trade missions, and provides financial assistance with international marketing activities.
MDARD’s International Marketing Program provides Michigan’s agricultural industry export consulting, instructions to international buyers, and cash reimbursement for export activities.
USEACs have trade specialists on hand to connect you to government resources, including navigating export regulations, finding clients overseas, and connecting to trade missions and trade shows.
The Ex-Im Bank Detroit field office provides export credit insurance and provides loans for working capital as well as to help you extend financing options to your customers.
The Detroit SBA can connect you to export loans and assist with trade finance questions
Automation Alley organizes regular trade missions as well as workshops and seminars around topics of international business in Troy.
MSU-IBC houses the globalEDGE website for international business information, hosts monthly trade seminars in Lansing, and offers pro-bono market research for Michigan exporters.
SCORE is a national network of more than 13,000 entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives who volunteer as mentors to America’s small businesses. SCORE has 6 locations in Michigan.
Michigan’s SBDCs, funded by the SBA, can help you create a strategic plan, optimize your website for international clientele, identify new markets, and analyze fiscal, managerial and operational status.
VAGTC offers frequent trade seminars, consulting, and other resources (including Foreign Trade Zone 189) for West Michigan.