What Trade Means to Maine
- Last year, 2,087 Maine companies exported $2.8 billion in goods and services to 169 countries.
- Trade supports 157,300 Maine jobs (nearly 1 in 5).
- Trade-related jobs grew 10 times faster than total employment in Maine during the same time period.
- Maine exports have grown more than 20% faster than state GDP since 2006.
(Sources: WISERTrade and “How Maine’s Economy Benefits from International Trade & Investment” report from Business Roundtable)
STEP Financial Assistance Award
Through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration, eligible Maine businesses may receive up to $15,000 per year for seeking new international sales.
Are You Ready to Take Your Growing Business to the Next Level?
Our three-tiered trade education series provides practical skills training and valuable takeaways to help your staff and your business succeed in international markets whatever your current experience level.