Why Join

Why Join

Our members are the lifeblood of what we do.

Our success depends on their success in entering and doing business in markets around the globe, which in turn supports jobs in Maine and strengthens the state’s economy. Working together helps all of us grow and prosper.

MITC members include exporters and importers, manufacturers and service providers, educational institutions, industry associations, and economic development partners.

  • Located in 97 communities in all 16 Maine counties
  • 83% 100 or fewer employees
  • 67% less than 25 employees
  • Representing 35 industry sectors

Member Benefits

As a MITC member, you’ll be connected to Maine’s internationally active business community and enjoy the following benefits:

Unlimited trade assistance and one-on-one counseling
Our trade specialists provide companies with customized research and advice on entering new international markets.

Business matchmaking, networking, and referrals
MITC provides unique networking opportunities, such as “Members Only” events, member referrals, and various contacts at foreign trade offices.

Free access to market reports, statistics, trade leads, and other online resources
Member companies have free access to costly databases including Kompass Worldwide, Wiser Trade Statistics, and Maine Manufacturing Directory.

Discounts on MITC events, trade missions, and overseas trade shows
Membership directly impacts your bottom line by significantly reducing costs of participation in our events.

Trade on Demand
A members only web portal with trade resources for when you have the time (or the need) to know, Trade on Demand includes webinars, reports, exporter’s guides by country, and more.

Access to grants
Working closely with state and federal agencies, we keep members informed of grant opportunities, many of which are managed through MITC.

Special reduced rates on shipping, credit reports, and lodging
Receive special reduced rates on shipping with UPS, Seafax/Coface international credit reports, and lodging at local hotels.

Our GlobalView newsletter includes timely articles on changing international markets and industry trends, upcoming trade activities and events, and member profiles.

Free use of the facilities
Members can reserve MITC’s conference rooms, video, and teleconferencing services free of charge, on a space available basis.

Who Are Our Members

To learn more about our members, visit and search the Member Directory.