What International Trade Means for Maine

  • International trade, including exports and imports, supports 180,500 Maine jobs – more than 1 in 5 in the state.
  • Maine’s trade-related employment grew jobs grew 26% from 2004 to 2014, compared to just 0.4% growth in Maine’s total employment.

 (Source:  “How Maine’s Economy Benefits from International Trade & Investment” report from Business Roundtable)

What Our Members Say

“MITC is an incredible resource available to companies of all sizes in Maine. As a young entrepreneur with a global mindset, I find MITC to be a vital tool in my efforts to grow my business and expand the market for my products, now or in the future. From the educational programs to the research arm to the trade mission opportunities, MITC offers a vast array of resources and programs to help Maine companies learn, develop, and grow.”

Kate McAleer, Founder/Owner, Bixby & Co., Rockland, ME

Maine – Arctic Forum

October 3  |  Portland, ME

Arctic conference triangle graphic

The Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials meeting will be held in Portland from Oct. 4-6. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the important work of this intergovernmental forum.


Import Forum

October 13 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Import Forum graphicThe other side of the trade equation – importing – can also be vital for manufacturers to remain competitive in the global market.