What Trade Means to Maine

  • Last year, 2,087 Maine companies exported $2.8 billion in goods and services to 169 countries.
  • 1 in 5 Maine jobs are supported by international business.
  • 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: U.S. Census Bureau and “How Maine’s Economy Benefits from International Trade & Investment” report from Business Roundtable)

Trade on Demand

Resources for Our Members

Trade on Demand is a members only web portal with trade resources for when you have the time (or the need) to know.

You’ll find webinars, videos, reports, exporter’s guides by country, and more.


How Can We Help?

“It’s possible to be a small Maine company and become an international brand.” That’s the message of this beautiful video from Flowfold, and nothing is more rewarding for us than being a part of that success. Watch the video. Get inspired. Schedule a meeting with a MITC trade specialist to discuss how we can help your business.


2019 Foreign Direct Investor of the Year: ND Paper

A wholly owned Illinois-based subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, ND Paper purchased mills in Rumford and Old Town in 2018. The purchase has given new life to the mill in Rumford and its 650 employees.