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Export Assistance

Entering the international marketplace requires a clear understanding of foreign business trends and practices. The Forest County Economic Development Partnership is a partner in the Northeast Wisconsin International Business Development Program, which provides expert consulting services for businesses considering global expansion, as well as for businesses already participating in the international marketplace.

Development Services

  • Product/market viability analysis
  • Market needs evaluation
  • Benchmark pricing information
  • Competitor information gathering and analysis
  • Agent distributor identification

Commercial Assistance Services

  • Developing an export-marketing plan
  • Translation and interpretation
  • International banking
  • Letters of credit
  • INCO payment terms and conditions
  • Foreign exchange information
  • Freight forwarders and customs specialists
  • Foreign Trade Zone Economic Benefits
  • Cultural awareness and business protocol information
  • Mentoring support from firms currently doing business overseas
  • Basic international credit
  • International law firms
  • Insurance agencies with policies to protect shipments and employees
  • Federal Government export assistance
  • Wisconsin State Financial Assistance

For more information about the International Development Program, call Fred Monique, program manager, 920-496-2118, or e-mail monique@titletown.org.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation can call upon a wide variety of experiences in international research, sales, shipping, banking, and diplomacy in order to assist Wisconsin’s exporting community

WEDC’s International Business Development team will work one-on-one with beginning and experienced exporters in order to:

  • Assess the demand for Wisconsin-made products outside of the United States and help plan a firm’s approach to international markets in a systematic fashion
  • Introduce Wisconsin businesses to potential customers, distributors, or partners in other parts of the world
  • Support service providers here in Wisconsin who can assist in developing profitable international transactions

Our International Business Development team is based in Madison; in outreach offices in other parts of the state; and in Brazil, Canada, China and Mexico in order to serve exporters throughout Wisconsin.

Our Global Business Development Program aids the growth and expansion of the state’s exports by providing matching grant funding to Wisconsin businesses for export training, development, and promotion activities. The program consists of two grant components that are designed with flexibility to best meet the specific export development and international trade promotion needs of the Wisconsin company.

Whether you have established export as a revenue stream or are seeking to add it to your mix, FCEDP’s executive director can be helpful in connecting you to WEDC’s export resources.

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