Join us for the 21st Annual Inland Empire World Trade Conference. The California Inland Empire District Export Council (CIEDEC) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce will focus on the redefinition of the resources available to local U.S. businesses and provide a relevant path to understanding international trade.
Your business is growing on a local or national level, but your not sure if you should go global. It might be easier than you think. Answer a few questions with our Export Assessment Test and find out how prepared you are to get your products into the international marketplace.
Where do I start? The California Inland Empire DEC works with local, state, and federal organizations to provide resources and educational opportunities to help facilitate trade. Check these listing s of local and federal agencies to find the resources needed to begin exporting around the world.
Nearly 95 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. If you aren’t exporting, you are only hitting 5% of the world’s potential customers. Your competitors are increasing their global market share, and you can too.
Small and medium-sized companies account for 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but represent less than one-third of the known export value of U.S. goods’ exports. 67% of exporters have fewer than 20 employees.In 2010, there were over 293,000 identified U.S. exporters (269,269 of which were small or medium-sized). Exporting works for manufacturers of all sizes!
Your Inland Empire business is located in the second most exporting state in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that, in 2014, California exports amounted to over $174 billion. Exports from California accounted for 10.7 percent of total U.S. exports in 2014. California’s top export destinations are Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea. California trade and exports translate into high-paying jobs for over one million Californians.
Exporting can be profitable for businesses of all sizes. On average, sales grow faster, more jobs are created, and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms. Get a competitive advantage. The United States is known throughout the world for high quality, innovative goods and services, customer service, and sound business practices.