EVENT: Trade Experts and Currituck County to Help NC Manufacturers Grow

by Think Currituck, on 11/9/21 11:13 AM


This event has been postponed. If you're interested in learning more about expanding your market by exporting, check out this interview or contact EDPNC's international trade managers.


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Are you ready to take your business global?

Over 95% of the world’s population, and 80% of the world’s buying power lies outside the United States.

If you want to take your business to the next level, then exporting needs to be a key part of your plan.

And if you're a North Carolina manufacturer interested in finding new customers for the things you make, we have the event for you.

You're invited to join the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) and Currituck County Economic Development for a FREE, in-person event discussing international trade opportunities and other services available for North Carolina manufacturers. 

This event will take place at the Currituck County Emergency Operations Center (125 College Way Suite 103, Barco, NC 27917) on Thursday, November 18th from 10:30-Noon

Trade experts will be on hand to discuss ways that EDPNC international offices may be able to support NC manufacturers interested in sourcing new supply chain vendors within their markets.

During this event, the EDPNC international trade team will discuss ways they work to support companies that are interested in exporting. Included will be a discussion of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), which is specifically designed to help small businesses in North Carolina fund costs associated with international trade. 

This graphic from EDPNC shows just how much money is available to businesses to help cover the cost of everything from travel and trade shows to making sure your website works around the world.

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Not sure if exporting is right for your company?

In an interview published on ThinkCurrituck.com, EDPNC's director of international trade, Mike Hubbard talked about common misconceptions small businesses have about exporting and reaching out to new global markets.

"The one thing I've heard is that companies are scared of what they don't know," Hubbard said. "The most specific thing I've heard is that it's gotta be a nightmare to do the paperwork. But we'll walk you through what you need. It's not as terribly complicated as people think."

If you think you're ready, or even if you're just curious about what it takes to get ready to do business around the world, then you should be here!

Once again, the event will be held at the Currituck County Emergency Operations Center (125 College Way Suite 103, Barco, NC 27917) on Thursday, November 18th from 10:30am-Noon and is absolutely FREE to attend!

Space is limited so RSVP to reserve your seat. 

You can also contact Liz Isley, EDPNC International Trade Manager, to register


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