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 many, 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), the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) and the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC), helps Wisconsin companies expand their global market reaches through targeted export strategy development and execution.
Participating companies receive access to experts, individualized coaching and consulting, customized support and guided development of an international growth plan. The program 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 sales increases averaging $600,000–$900,000 within 12 months of completing the program.
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 per company; scholarships are available.