Get to know Michigan’s Top Export Programs

Learn about Southeast Michigan companies interested in trade as well as the best performing programs that are available. Browse and select the programs of interest to you, provide your contact information and our team will serve as your concierge. We will work to personally connect you to people on our Michigan programs list who can assist you with taking the next step. 

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

The state’s export program, led by MEDC’s International Trade team, facilitates opportunities for Michigan businesses to export goods and services around the world in support of their growth and prosperity here in Michigan. The International Trade team offers consultation services that match businesses to export education and events, marketing support, legal assistance, and grant funding to offset eligible export activities. MEDC’s international trade centers cover 92 countries to provide local market analysis, identify and interview prospective partners and customers, and make direct introductions to interested prospects. The International Trade team’s expertise and resources are easily accessible to encourage Michigan businesses to increase international sales with confidence. Many of these resources are available at no cost or a reduced rate, so connect with your International Trade Manager to learn more.

Automation Alley

The Automation Alley trade missions lead Michigan companies to international locales, introducing small to medium-size companies to new high-growth markets. To date, we have organized over 30 trade missions, in partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation, these missions have generated over $1 billion in export sales with over 7,000 jobs created or supported. We offer valuable resources and support to companies interested in expanding business overseas.

The U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Administration (ITA) is the U.S. Government’s lead trade promotion agency.  Trade professionals in ITA’s U.S. Commercial Service-Michigan offices help U.S. companies expand international sales and enter new global markets.  Services for exporters include market research, due diligence, and partner searches/matchmaking services, among others.

Michigan State University (MSU): International Business Center

The Michigan Export Growth Program at MSU offers free market research and one on one consulting to local businesses by faculty, staff and students to assist them in taking the best possible advantage of opportunities in the global marketplace. The Global Business Club offers workshops, seminars, and networking to assist businesspersons with issues associated with export and international business expansion.

Van Andel Global Trade Center (VAGTC) – Grand Valley State University (GVSU)

The VAGTC offers high-value, high-quality networking opportunities and services such as technical and cultural seminars, workshops, and conferences encompassing many different international business topics. In addition, the Center provides customized import/export and consulting services for all types of businesses across Michigan and beyond. Utilizing the expertise of professional, on-staff customs brokers, GVSU student interns to create many international trade resources as reference materials to assist businesses with international growth.

Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Michigan SBDC is a statewide organization providing low-cost business education, no-cost one on one consulting, and market research for Michigan’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.

International Markets

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International Markets

Billion dollars worth of Made-in-America goods Michigan exported in 2018

Largest state exporter of goods in 2018

Billion dollars worth of manufactured products exported

Companies exported from Michigan locations in 2016