Let’s navigate exporting, together.

We love working with what’s next-ers. That’s what we like to call Wisconsinites who’ve had ideas, started businesses, grown them to what they felt was their full potential, and wondered what’s next. If this sounds like you, it may be time to explore exporting.

Expanding your business globally can be intimidating—especially if you don’t know where to begin. WEDC and the Wisconsin Global Navigation Network are here to help. Whether your company is large or small, we can guide you in finding viable opportunities to reach new markets.

Exporting offers a variety of benefits to businesses.

We’re your partner in exporting.

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WEDC and the Wisconsin Global Navigation Network have all the resources you need—whether you’re new to exporting or you want to refine your export strategy. Our network includes more than 600 global, national, regional, and local business development partners in government, economic development, private industry, and academia. Plus, we have in-market representatives in 96 countries and territories around the world.

We can help guide your exporting efforts by providing:

  • Educational seminars and hands-on learning
  • Strategy and business plan development
  • Global market identification for your products
  • Market analysis reports
  • Export logistics
  • Introductions to buyers and distributors
  • Trade missions


countries reached with our Global Network of in-market experts

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development


businesses assisted through Global Trade Venture Program in FY23

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development


businesses assisted with exporting through ExporTech in FY23

Source: WEDC FY23 Annual Report on Economic Development

Exporting Resources

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Exporting Resource Library

Read up on everything from export taxes and regulations to international market research and exchange rates. Learn More
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Market Intelligence Reports

Discover potential opportunities for Wisconsin companies by exploring the state of exporting by country and industry. Learn More
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Wisconsin Export Data

This snapshot breaks down Wisconsin’s export highlights by dollar amount, country, and industry. Learn More
Recipients of the Governor’s Export Achievement Awards.

Governor's Export Achievement Awards

See the Wisconsin companies recognized for their growth in international markets and learn from their journeys. Learn More
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Global Trade Missions

Explore new markets and build international relationships that will help you increase export sales. Learn More

Programs at a Glance


Expand your global market reach with this proven export strategy development program designed to accelerate your go-to-market timeline.

Collaborative Market Access Grant

Qualify for a grant of up to $150,000 for your nonprofit, industry association, regional economic development organization, or other entity to help Wisconsin companies increase their exports.

International Market Access Grant

Qualify for a grant of up to $25,000 to be reimbursed for specific expenses related to your export growth, such as trade show attendance and marketing.