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Grow into International Business with Targeted Training

Embarking on the journey of international business can be a transformative decision for your company, and if you are contemplating this leap or have been testing the waters, ExporTech™ could be the chance to propel your company into a global success.

Why Export?

The global marketplace is teeming with growth opportunities that extend far beyond the borders of the United States. Astonishingly, 95% of the world’s consumers reside outside the US. By not engaging in exporting, you confine your business potential to a mere 5% of the global market. The advantages of exporting are profound, offering avenues for new market opportunities, diversifying sales, and statistically reducing the likelihood of business failure by 8.5%, as indicated by the US Commercial Service (USCS).

Why ExporTech™?

ExporTech™ is not your conventional export training. Crafted by the US Department of Commerce’s US Commercial Service (USCS) and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, this program is a powerhouse of ‘how-to’ strategies. It empowers small and medium-sized businesses to transition from planning stages to tangible, profitable, and measurable success. ImpactDakota, the North Dakota Trade Office, and the USCS office in Fargo have curated the ND program to offer a meaningful approach that speaks to our region.

Accelerating Growth in Global Markets:

Unlike traditional training programs, ExporTech™ is results oriented. It strategically groups non-competing companies into cohorts, fostering a peer-based learning model. With a maximum of 10 companies per cohort, the selective nature of the program ensures a more intensive coaching experience. In just 9 weeks, your company will craft an actionable export plan aligned with your goals, catapulting you into the international arena with a network of professionals and contacts to support your success. A team of export experts will guide you through essential topics, ensuring accelerated growth in global markets.

What to Expect:

ExporTech™ promises a tangible export plan created by you for your company, so it is sure to be tailored to your company’s aspirations. The program’s duration is 9 weeks, during which a team of export experts will provide unwavering support and laser-focusing on crucial topics to nurture your growth.

Still Skeptical? Here Are Some Fast Facts:

  • The ND program alone has facilitated 74 export transactions, resulting in over $10,000,000 in sales.
  • Over 50 jobs have been created and sustained through action plans from the ExporTech™ program in ND.
  • Nationally, participating companies generate an average of $770,000.00.
  • On average, each participating company creates 5 new jobs.

ExporTech™ is not just your average exporting program, it’s a launchpad. When completed, companies will walk away with confidence, an actionable plan, and a book of contacts to help jumpstart their products internationally. Seize the opportunity and register for this business-changing opportunity.

Apply today! If you have any questions about the ND ExporTech™ program, please contact Jiwon Kim at