In 2014, Delaware exported an estimated $5.3 billion of U.S. made goods to the world – supporting approximately 23,278 jobs.
The export transition can be intimidating, but for those businesses ready to explore, there’s no shortage of helpful resources.
Beth Pomper, export adviser for the state’s international economic development office, Global Delaware, says there are plenty of tools of the trade to navigate challenges – including trade missions.
She’s looking for businesses from Kent County to join on a trade mission to Canada from Feb. 29- March 3. It will stop into Toronto and Montreal and be one in a series of missions organized by Global Delaware to introduce local businesses to possible export markets.
“We are actively looking for new companies that haven’t exported, or who want to expand,” Pomper said. “Right now, we have no one enrolled from Kent County and would love to have some. We can give them a grant to pay for half of their travel and Canada’s a nice logical first step, especially for a small business.”
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