With 96 percent of the world’s population consuming products outside the U.S. and one billion people expected to join the global middle class in the next decade, Wisconsin companies are changing the way they think about their businesses. For companies that want to grow, exporting is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity.
ExporTech™, an export acceleration program delivered in partnership by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity (WCMP), helps Wisconsin companies expand their global market reach through targeted export strategy development and execution. It is designed to shorten a company’s “go-to-market” timeline by developing a customized international growth plan for the company’s products in key markets.
Participating companies receive access to experts, individualized coaching and consulting, customized support, and guided development of an international growth plan. ExporTech provides a unique focus on CEO/top management success factors and aims to provide companies with early export success at a reduced risk. Each ExporTech session consists of three intense events scheduled one month apart. Coaching and assistance is provided between events.
Wisconsin ExporTech graduates have achieved international sales increases averaging $600,000–$900,000 within 12 months of completing the ExporTech program.
Whether you’re a new-to-export company or one that’s been exporting but has yet to incorporate export planning into your overall corporate strategy, ExporTech will help take you to the next level.
Success in exporting relies on executive support. ExporTech requires commitment from at least two top senior executives, i.e. owners, CEOs and other executive leadership.
$5,000-7,500 per company; scholarships are available.