Global Trade

Small businesses in Minnesota are receiving a funding boost designed to increase export activity and help them enter global markets. Read More
To bring to light the long and complex relationship between the economies of Africa and the United States, the Minnesota Trade Office, in partnership with Books for Africa hosts the Africa Forum: Business and Political Trends in Africa at the Read More
2014 was a record-breaking year for Minnesota exports, and the two largest markets were Canada and México (read more here).  In light of this trend, Governor Dayton will be leading a trade mission to México August 9-14, to “increase state exports, build new business opportunities for Minnesota companies and organizations, and strengthen existing Read More

2014 was a record-breaking year for exports in Minnesota.  The state finished off the year with $21.4 billion in exports, topping the previous record of $20.8 billion in 2012. Read More
In our January 2015 issue, you might have read about the success of John Sturgess and his startup Adogo pet hotels. Read More
Horton team receiving recognition for their success with exports

Michel Locquegnies (third from left) and his colleagues receiving recognition for Horton’s export success, with then–Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon (far left) on hand

"International business is always about finding the right people,” says Michel Locquegnies. “It doesn’t even matter what you do or what the products are.” Read More
More than half a billion consumers live in eastern and southern Africa. Small and midsize companies considering exportation to these regions can attend a trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania from May 11 to 16, 2015. Read More
Editor's note: This article deserves to be seen in its original magazine layout. See the intro and spread in our digital edition.
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Looking for a new market? In early March 2015, the State of Minnesota joins forces with the Council of Great Lakes Governors on a multisector trade mission to Mexico, with stops in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara. Read More