Program goal:

The goal of the ExporTech™ Program is to support the export capabilities of businesses in the state of Wisconsin.

This program supports the following WEDC Strategic Pillar and Focus Area:

Business Development: Export and International Trade

Program description:

In order to support the export capabilities of Wisconsin companies, WEDC partners with the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP) to offer financial and technical assistance through the ExporTech Program. The program has three financial components: WEDC funding for ExporTech delivery, WEDC assistance with the program cost for eligible participating companies, and funding for a market assessment following ExporTech completion.

ExporTech is managed and deployed nationally by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) in collaboration with other federal/state export partner and promotion organizations. Through a contractual agreement, ExporTech™ is coordinated by WCMP, with financial and technical support from WEDC.

ExporTech™ is a proven export strategy development program designed to speed a company’s ‘go to market’ timeline by developing a customized international growth plan for the company’s product in key markets. Participating companies receive access to topic matter experts, individualized coaching and consulting, customized support and guided development of an international growth plan. The program provides a unique focus on CEO/top management success factors and aims to provide companies with early export success. Each program takes place over 12 weeks.

This program provides financial assistance to eligible Wisconsin companies to participate in the 12-week program and receive a market assessment upon completion.

The key to success in international markets is preparedness, and the goal of ExporTech is to better position companies for success in the global economy. In order to further assist and provide Wisconsin companies with hands-on strategic export development, ExporTech is designed to help companies take a more proactive approach to export markets. As the driving force in job creation and economic growth, small business growth is imperative to the health of the Wisconsin economy.

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