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)


STEP Financial
Assistance Awards

Growing your export business pays up to $10,500 per year for eligible Maine companies.

The STEP Financial Assistance Award provides financial support for: International Business Development,  Advanced Export Skills Development, and Foreign Marketing Support.

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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

We’re pleased to bring ExporTech™ – a proven national export assistance program – to Maine for the first time!

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