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Export Management Course Expands to Jamestown College

The North Dakota Trade Office will be bringing the Export Management Course to Jamestown College in Fall 2012.  The 12-week educational course offered to students and business professionals covers all key areas of the export industry and gives participants practical knowledge to help avoid the common – and not-so-common – missteps that can create regulatory headaches and strip companies of customers and profits.  The course, which is also held at UND in the fall and NDSU during the spring semesters, will begin in Jamestown on August 28.

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Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization Great News for Exporters

A bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the American institution that provides loan guarantees, insurance and loans to credit-worthy foreign buyers for purchase of U.S. exports, has been approved by Congress and now awaits President Obama’s signature.  With 90 percent of Ex-Im Bank transactions benefitting U.S. small businesses, the bill’s passage provides much-needed certainty and predictability to North Dakota exporters.

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JSDC Reports Business Growth in Jamestown at Annual Meeting

The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation (JSDC) reported new business, thriving industry and continued growth in the City of Jamestown and Stutsman County at the JSDC Annual Meeting on April 25.  With high value crop production and food processing, cutting edge renewable energy and a list of local entrepreneurs, JSDC continues to prove that Jamestown offers much more than just quiet neighborhoods and picturesque landscape.

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The Sanya Initiative

By Brittany Posey, Featured in Business Watch

Many people view the U.S.- China bilateral relationship as the most important bilateral relationship in today’s world.

With 1.3 billion people and an emerging consumer class, the opportunities that exist for North Dakota companies in China are phenomenal. As the Chinese population grows at an alarming rate, the country is becoming increasingly worried about food safety and security. Furthermore, as the middle class grows, consumer tastes are becoming more sophisticated. The market is craving high quality consumer goods and foods, and North Dakota produces some of the finest food products in the world.

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A Special Offer to NDTO Members: Reply Before April 25, 2012

The Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Dakota MEP) is pleased to introduce a new “Innovation Engineering System” to North Dakota Manufacturers  and would like to extend a special offer to qualified North Dakota Trade Office members.

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ND visits ExpoActiva, Continues Cultivating Relationship with Uruguay

The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) and regional equipment dealers and representatives RDO Equipment, Titan Machinery and Agri Machinery Sales recently returned from Uruguay where they attended ExpoActiva, the largest agriculture equipment trade show in the country.  This trip was part of a larger initiative by North Dakota to cultivate a strong trade relationship with Uruguay – one which is proving to be successful.  New reports from U.S. Department of Commerce show North Dakota’s exports to Uruguay have increased over 585% over the same period last year.

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Press Release: JM Grain, Northern Crops Institute Receive Global Business Awards

JM Grain, a processor and exporter of dried peas, lentils and chickpeas headquartered in Garrison, ND, was named North Dakota’s 2011 Exporter of the Year on April 11 at the 2012 Global Business Connections conference, hosted by the North Dakota Trade Office.   Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented the award to Vice President Marvin Flaten and his wife, Beverly Flaten.

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Bremer Bank Offers International Assistance to ND Exporters

At the 2011 Global Business Conference, Governor Jack Dalrymple presented Bremer Bank with North Dakota’s ‘2010 Service to Exporters Award’, an accolade given to the organization which demonstrates exceptional commitment to increasing the state’s international business.  Bremer’s international expertise, coupled with the small-town bank feeling created by a close network of regional offices, makes Bremer a great resource for North Dakota’s small-to-medium sized exporters.

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Press Release: Lt. Gov. Wrigley and Ag Commissioner Goehring Lead China Trade Mission

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) will lead a delegation comprised of 14 North Dakota businesses and organizations on a trade mission to China, March 19-28.

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ND Reports Over 33 Percent Increase in Exports in 2011

According to US Department of Commerce statistics released this month, North Dakota has reported another year of climbing export numbers, with a 33.2 percent increase from 2010 to 2011.  Despite global economic challenges, the state has increased exports over 300 percent in the past last decade.  Today, North Dakota exports more, per capita, than the state of California.

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