Posts Categorized: Exports

3 tips for growing your business with international trade missions

Practical advice from an entrepreneur who’s been round the world and back. World trade relies on making good deals, and trade missions are a big part of that process. For many businesses, access into foreign markets is a hurdle, but participating in a state or federal trade mission will give you plenty of opportunities to […]

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Export Report Shows Consistent Growth and Diversification of West Virginia Economy

State outpaced the nation in export growth and produced year-over-year gains for second consecutive year 

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Trading tours: Commercial specialist from Korea reciprocates WVDO mission visit

Jessica Son, Senior Commercial Specialist for the U.S. Embassy-Commercial Service in Korea, visited West Virginia from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the invitation of the West Virginia Development Office (WVDO). During the WVDO’s trade mission to South Korea and Japan in September 2017, Ms. Son was one of the Commercial Service Industry Specialists who […]

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Export trade mission helps dock builder land half-million-dollar project in Nicaragua

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia company recently completed a half-million dollar project in the picturesque beach town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The project began when American Muscle Docks and Fabrication joined the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission to Central America in March 2017.

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Exporting: A big opportunity for West Virginia small businesses

Exporting isn’t just for big companies. Small and medium businesses represent 98 percent of the 408,000 businesses that engaged in international trade in 2015, according to the United States Department of Commerce.

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