What Trade Means to Maine

Last year, 2,262 Maine companies exported $2.7 billion in goods and services to 176 countries.


  • Trade supports 180,500 (nearly 1 in 4) Maine jobs.
  • Since 2009, Maine jobs related to trade increased by 25.9%, while overall job growth was just 0.3% in same time frame.

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


2018 Annual Awards

Congratulations to this year’s award winners! We are amazed and inspired by what these companies have accomplished. The videos do an excellent job of telling the stories of the work they do, as well as the importance of their impact in the local community, in the state of Maine, and around the world.

2018 Exporter of the Year – Maine Coast

2018 Innovator of the Year – Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI)

2018 Service Provider of the Year – Planson International

2018 Foreign Direct Investor of the Year – International Grand Investment Corp. (IGIC) / St. Croix Tissue

What Our Members Say

“Maine International Trade Center went out of their way to support our research gathering initiatives, making it possible for us to make informed decisions for our business. Their support is especially important to us, being a startup, but the opportunity to have knowledgeable help readily available should be taken advantage of by any and all Maine companies, regardless of size. The MITC staff are professional, responsive, and friendly to work with, and I would go on record as highly recommending their services.”

James Morin, COO, Flowfold, Peaks Island, ME

Annual Member Appreciation Reception

August 23 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Don’t miss one of MITC’s most popular and well-attended events of the year!

MITC Members, you’re invited to join us for a beautiful summer evening on the Portland waterfront.

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