Did you know 95% of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States? That is why it’s so important for small businesses to explore the opportunity of exporting their product(s) and/or continuing to expand their existing global markets. Exporting helps bring new revenue into Montana which helps our business community sustain and grow, supports other local businesses and creates good local jobs.
In 2011, Montana businesses exported $2.46 billion worth of products and services to countries like Canada, Republic of Korea, Mexico, China, Japan and many more.
The President has a goal to double U.S. exports and give America a stronger competitive edge in the global market. To build on this goal, as authorized under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration initiated a pilot grant program called the STEP (State Trade and Export Promotion) Program. This program, administered by the Montana Department of Commerce, aims to increase... Read More