Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power takes place in foreign countries. It makes good business sense to go where the customers are. Exporting presents a significant opportunity for Michigan small businesses to increase sales and profits.
Michigan is the nation’s eighth largest exporting state and global trade is responsible for thousands of jobs here. MEDC is committed to increasing Michigan's exporting opportunities by providing resources for businesses to help them identify and enter key emerging global markets.
MEDC through the Pure Michigan Export Program directly administers two component programs to assist companies with their exporting needs: STEP (State Trade Export Program) and Export Now.
The STEP program was launched to help small and medium-sized businesses launch, expand and enhance exporting opportunities. Click here to learn more.
MEDC, through our partnership with the Council of Great Lakes Governors (CGLG), headquartered in Chicago, has established foreign offices. These foreign offices are shared by CGLG member states’ leveraged resources. To date, Michigan now shares CGLG offices in China and Canada. For more information about CGLG, click here: http://www.cglg.org/.
The Pure Michigan Export Now program is a business to consumer e-commerce selling solution in partnership with China that offers consumer goods businesses a one-stop, online solution to make selling internationally easy. It also provides the opportunity to reach 1.3 billion new customers in the fastest growing economy in the world.