Partnerships

globalEDGE is #1 in the world for online international business resources (Google, Yahoo!) for business executives, public policy makers, scholars, and students. The following organizations help us maintain globalEDGE™ as the world's leading online international business resource by providing resources for development and maintenance of its various features.

Partnership Opportunities

With its network of offices across the United States and in more than 80 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist or commercial officer nearest you by visiting http://www.export.gov/



Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith is a Michigan law firm built upon age-old philosophies that embrace integrity, hard work, camaraderie and community involvement. Our reputation is a result of relationships we build with our clients, our employees and our communities. The firm's reputation is built on ageless values including ethics, integrity and exemplary attention to client service. That reputation speaks for itself and is valued by clients and attorneys in other firms who use the depth, experience, and resources of Foster Swift to enhance their own service to clients. http://www.fosterswift.com



In today's sophisticated marketplace, increasing numbers of corporate clients recognize that midsized law firms offer a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to the big international law firms and a higher level of personal service. Lexwork International is an association of midsized independent law firms in major cities located across both Europe and North America. Each member firm provides all of the normal services required by corporate clients, within its own jurisdiction. Member firms also combine to provide effective support for cross-border transactions. http://www.lexwork.net/



Educators everywhere use TechSmith's screen capture and recording software to communicate clearly and creatively, deliver engaging multimedia presentations, and record and distribute lectures. For over 20 years, we've helped people communicate visually and look great doing it. Plus, with our free training materials and technical support, we'll make you look like a multimedia expert in no time. http://www.techsmith.com/



Coface North America is a unit of the Coface Group, a world leader in trade-risk management, serving 85,000 clients in 93 countries worldwide. Leveraging 60 years of experience and a database of 50 million companies, Coface sets the global standard in assessing creditworthiness and protecting companies worldwide against the risk of non-payment. For more on Coface's products and services visit http://www.coface-usa.com/



McGraw-Hill addresses all aspects of the education market from pre-K through professional learning. McGraw-Hill is a leading provider of reference and trade publishing for business. MSU-CIBER provides internationally oriented assignments, based on globalEDGE™ material, in McGraw-Hill's textbooks. http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/



The American Marketing Association has 38,000 members worldwide (including 3,000 academics). For over six decades the AMA has been the leading resource in the marketing profession. MSU-CIBER provides international content from globalEDGE™ to AMA's member-only portal http://MarketingPower.com/



Established in 1959, AIB is the leading association of international business scholars, with over 3000 members in more than 70 different countries. MSU's International Business Center is the headquarters of AIB, and globalEDGE™ resources are integrated into http://aib.msu.edu/



The U.S. Department of Education provides funding to schools to support activities related to U.S. trade and competitiveness. MSU-CIBER has been designated a national "Center for International Business Education and Research" since 1990, with partial funding supporting globalEDGE™. http://ciber.msu.edu



The Eli Broad College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the world with an enrollment of over 5,000 students and an alumni network of close to 60,000 in 88 countries. MSU-CIBER receives significant funding and support by the Broad College. http://broad.msu.edu



As the pioneer land-grant institution, MSU has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives since 1855. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities and the Big Ten athletic conference. MSU-CIBER receives significant funding and support by the MSU Provost's Office. http://www.msu.edu/



With over 2000 chamber members, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce facilitates area economic development through the support of existing business and the attraction of new businesses. MSU-CIBER works with the Lansing Chamber as a part of the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan. http://www.lansingchamber.org/



Started in 1987 by local entrepreneur Chris Holman, The Greater Lansing Business Monthly has promoted and supported local companies by providing a forum for ideas and by informing members of the local community of the products and services given by businesses in the Lansing area. Each issue is centered on a common theme and is delivered to all non-residential addresses in the vicinity. http://www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com/



The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap) is a collaboration of Lansing area businesses, executives, elected official, non-profit organization leaders, and university presidents who have united to further Lansing in the global marketplace. Their goal is to increase Mid-Michigan's efficiency while it is competing for people, jobs, and investment. http://www.leapinc.biz/



Port Lansing, officially known as Foreign Trade Zone no. 275, is the only official US Port of Entry in Mid-Michigan for foreign goods. A Foreign Trade Zone is a place where foreign goods can clear customs through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In Port Lansing, international businesses can do this locally and save money on duties, while avoiding congested hubs such as Detroit or Chicago. Located next to Capital Region International Airport and a CSX rail-line, Port Lansing is able to take care of most international shipping needs. http://portlansing.com/



The Capital Region International Airport services thousands of tons of cargo and hundreds of thousands of passengers each year through Delta, United, and Northwest Airlines. Located nest to Michigan State University, one of the world's premier research and academic institutions, and the State Capitol and government of Michigan, the airport is located in a convenient location for businesses and executives. http://www.flylansing.com/



The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets and strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime. http://a-cappp.msu.edu/



The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership serving as the state's marketing arm and lead agency for business, talent and jobs. tourism , film and digital incentives , arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth. IBC partners with MEDC on several projects including increasing the global competence of Michigan's small and medium sized companies that often have resource and knowledge constraints in exporting and international trade. http://www.michiganadvantage.org/



The Michigan Business Network is the leading internet resource for Michigan business news, and serves as a hub of business communication and information for the entire Michigan business community. In addition to a 24/7 internet radio streaming broadcasts with shows featuring business news, legislative updates, profiles, marketing, technology, event planning, and more, MBN has a statewide business event calendar, business reports, and PodCasts of interviews with Michigan's business leaders. http://MichiganBusinessNetwork.com



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