Our Members

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.

Over 300 MITC members include manufacturers and service providers, educational institutions, industry associations, and economic development partners. We work with both exporters and importers. Most of our members (82%) have 100 or fewer employees, while 69% have less than 25 employees.

MITC members are located in 92 communities in all 16 Maine counties and represent 24 industry sectors.

 

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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.

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

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.

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

Complimentary copies of GlobalView Newsletter
Members receive our newsletter – GlobalView – which includes timely articles on changing international markets, upcoming trade events, feature articles on members, and key trade statistics.

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