Montana is lucky to have a great group of export partners, ready to help Montana companies with their international sales and marketing plans.
The Montana Department of Commerce’s ExportMontana helps Montana exporters with getting started, market research, market entry, legal, compliance, transportation, and cultural considerations.
Montana Chamber of Commerce
The Montana Chamber of Commerce promotes legislation that supports Montana businesses, and offer programs, services and action to educate members, improve their businesses and accelerate change. They also provide Certificates of Origin for Exporting (scroll down the page a bit).
Montana Department of Agriculture
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s International Marketing Office helps Montana companies selling agricultural products by providing training on entering international markets, developing personalized export development plans, organizing trade missions, and assisting in the attendance of international trade shows. They also link Montana agricultural companies to the WUSATA program grants for international marketing.
Montana District Export Council
The Montana District Export Council supports Montana exporters and provides a collective Montana exporter voice to advise on export education needs and disseminate education opportunities to its collective networks; and advises policy makers on export policies under consideration and provide suggestions for future legislation.
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
MMEC is a statewide manufacturing outreach and assistance center that helps manufacturers succeed by assessing their operations and providing insight and solutions to help them grow, innovate and enhance their businesses.
Montana Small Business Development Centers
The SBDC network supports ten centers around the state, focusing on counseling in areas such as financial analysis, business planning, training and workshops and loan packaging assistance to help small businesses achieve their goals of growth, expansion, innovation and success.
Montana World Trade Center
The Montana World Trade Center provides Montana companies with actionable information, prescriptive export strategies, on-demand project management, and long-term strategic guidance.
US Export Assistance Center – Montana
The US Export Assistance Center – Montana provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help you understand how to export, connect with foreign buyers, and expand operations in new markets.
US Small Business Administration – Montana
Most U.S. banks view loans for exporters as risky. This can make it harder for you to get loans for things like day-to-day operations, advance orders with suppliers, and debt refinancing. That’s why the SBA created programs to make it easier for U.S. small businesses to get export loans.
Export-Import Bank (ExIm) – Western Region
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States, offering export financing tools and export credit risk insurance.