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)
Growing your export business pays up to $10,500 per year for eligible Maine companies.
The STEP Financial Assistance Award provides financial reimbursements for the following activities: International Business Development, Advanced Export Skills Development, and Foreign Marketing Support.