Michigan's Resources for Export Assistance

Developed jointly by Michigan Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC's) Export Office and the International Business Center (IBC) in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State to assist Michigan businesses successfully begin exporting and expand upon their success.

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Calendar of all upcoming export related events in Michigan.


A twenty-question quiz to evaluate your company's export readiness.


Frequently asked questions about exporting.


These modules offer an easy way to learn about exporting using narrated slides, case studies, and quizzes.

Exporting Resources for Michigan Businesses

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Export Office

MEDC’s export office offers export consulting, organizes overseas trade missions, and provides financial assistance with international marketing activities.

Small Business Development Centers Export Specialists

Michigan’s SBDCs, funded by the SBA, can help you create a strategic plan, optimize your website for international clientele, identify new markets, and analyze fiscal, managerial and operational status.

U.S. Export Assistance Centers (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Pontiac)

USEACs have trade specialists on hand to connect you to government resources, including navigating export regulations, finding clients overseas, and connecting to trade missions and trade shows.

Michigan State University International Business Center (MSU-CIBER)

MSU-IBC houses globalEDGE website for business information, hosts monthly trade seminars in Lansing, and offers pro-bono market research for Michigan exporters.

Van Andel Global Trade Center

VAGTC offers frequent trade seminars, consulting, and other resources (including Foreign Trade Zone 189) for West Michigan.

Automation Alley International Business Services

Automation Alley organizes regular trade missions as well as workshops and seminars around topics of international business in Troy.

Small Business Administration Export Loans Detroit Office

The Detroit SBA can connect you to export loans and assist with trade finance questions.

Export-Import Bank Export Loans & Credit Insurance Detroit Office

The Ex-Im Detroit office provides export credit insurance and provides loans for working capital as well as to help you extend financing options to your customers.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s International Marketing Program

MDARD’s International Marketing Program provides Michigan’s agricultural industry export consulting, instructions to international buyers, and cash reimbursement for export activities.

East Michigan District Export Council (EMDEC)

EMDEC is a volunteer organization that encourages and supports exports of goods and services that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs.

Michigan District Export Council - West (MDEC - West)

MDEC - West provides practical, hands-on consulting and educational services to assist small and mid-sized businesses successfully export their goods and services.