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A Conversation with Van Andel Global Trade Center on Empowering Michigan Businesses to Thrive Globally
The global ecosystem is constantly evolving, often propagating new hurdles for Michigan businesses looking to export their goods and services. Alyssa Tracey, director of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade program, and Sonja Johnson, executive director of the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University, came together to discuss resources to help businesses compete and thrive in today’s international markets. The duo also announced a unique opportunity to network at Van Andel’s 4th Annual Summer Summit.
A Conversation During World Trade Week on Resources and Opportunities Available for Businesses to Expand Globally
In today’s market, deciding to take your business global is not “if” but “when.” Alyssa Tracey, Director of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) International Trade program, and John Worthington, CEO of IBT Online, team up for a virtual discussion during World Trade Week about how businesses can use the state’s resources to expand globally, the importance of digital marketing and 2021 digital and e-commerce trends.
Empowering Michigan Businesses to Expand Internationally through MI-STEP
With international trade offices covering more than 90 markets, Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s International Trade team is committed to creating opportunities for businesses across Michigan to export their products around the world—from right here in Michigan.
Michigan Offers Resources and Opportunities for Businesses to Go Global
Expanding business into international markets can be challenging, but MEDC is here to help. The MEDC International Trade team can assist a company looking to expand into foreign markets or export its products around the world—all while continuing to grow and prosper in Michigan.
Going Beyond Borders with BioPro
Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s International Trade program is designed to help businesses across the state grow and thrive—both right here in Michigan and around the globe. In 2020 alone, the International Trade team assisted 530 Michigan companies in increasing their export sales to more than 100 countries.
What the heck is an MOU, anyway?
Government is full of great initialisms and acronyms. One of our favorites is the MoU, also known as a “Memorandum of Understanding.” Susan Proctor from our automotive office sat down with delegates from the UK, who we recently signed an MOU with.