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A Guide to your Local World Trade Center Organization
March 08, 2018 Office of Small Business
Tagged: Exporting Tips

Are you a business owner looking to expand your international reach? If so, there are many resources, products, programs and associations in your local area to provide your business the right support to succeed. The World Trade Center Association is a great example of this as they serve as an “international ecosystem of global connections, iconic properties, and integrated trade services to stimulate trade and investment opportunities for commercial property developers, economic development agencies and international businesses looking to connect globally and prosper locally.”  World Trade Centers are located in more than 90 countries and are supported by personnel that deliver resources to solve your business needs.

Below are examples of U.S. locations that have a World Trade Center and how you could potentially benefit as a member in the trade community:

Arkansas

Member Benefits: Personal introductions in foreign markets and business, embassy and government contacts
Local Industry Focus: Food and beverage processing, animal husbandry, energy utilities and mining, hospitality, tourism and leisure, metals and natural resources, industrial manufacturing, transportation

Buffalo, NY
Member Benefits: Networking opportunities, international trade counseling, trade events, business consulting services
Local Industry Focus: Food and beverage processing, animal husbandry, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, banking and capital markets, advanced manufacturing, clean technology, business management and professional services, hospitality

Harrisburg, PA
Member Benefits: Local and global business connections, trade information, market data and product research, educational seminars and networking opportunities
Local Industry focus: Advanced manufacturing, food and beverage processing, animal husbandry, clean technology, business management and professional services, healthcare and wellness, information technology and software, pharmaceuticals and life sciences

Miami, FL
Member Benefits: Referrals, event management, trade information and market research
Local Industry Focus: Aviation, arts and design, advanced manufacturing, asset management, agri-business, transportation, maritime and shipbuilding, biotechnology

Philadelphia, PA
Member Benefits: International trade counseling, educational and networking opportunities, trade missions, inbound delegation support
Local Industry Focus: Energy and environment, high tech and nanotechnology, biotech and life sciences, healthcare, advanced manufacturing

Wilmington, DE
Member Benefits: Identify international business opportunities, in-depth focus on export/import services, business consultation services, educational forums and workshops
Local Industry Focus: Agri-business, food and beverage processing, animal husbandry, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, aviation and defense, healthcare, hospitality, financial and professional services

EXIM Bank works closely with World Trade Centers through our Regional Export Promotion Program  supporting small business exports through financial products such as export credit insurance and working capital loan guarantees. For more information, speak to a local EXIM rep in your area:

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