International Trade

Expanding Your Market Reach

Did you know that 95% of the world's purchasing power is outside of the Unites States? Did you know that businesses that export their goods or services fair better during a downturn in economy than do businesses that do not export?

If you are interested in expanding your market reach and generate additional revenue through exports, contact the Office of Economic Development.

International Trade Resources

Export Marketing Plan Scholarship

Enterprise Florida and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Commercial Service, are offering a scholarship to qualified Florida Manufacturers and services providers "new-to-export" for developing a customized Export Marketing Plan. Qualifying companies are eligible for a $3,500 scholarship, making the cost to the company only $500. For more information, visit the Florida SBDC online.

Market Research

To identify the best market for your products, visit You can find Market Research on over 100,000 markets. Explore market research to discover the best prospects for success, your products potential in any given market, and business practices in your desired market.

If you are looking to export your product or service, the United States may have negotiated favorable treatment for your service or product through a free trade agreement (FTA).

A Basic Guide to Exporting

For a beginners guide to exporting, A Basic Guide to Exporting is the official guide. You can download all 17 chapters online. For a quick overview on exporting, visit 4 Ways to Learn Exporting for webinars, webcasts, and other tools.

Export Business Planner

To develop an Export Business Plan, visit the SBA's website for a free interactive export business plan template that you can download, edit, save to your own computer, and return to at any time. This Planner has all the tools you need to execute your export plan. With interactive links and worksheets, you have all the resources at your fingertips.