ExporTech™ is once again coming to Nebraska

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ExporTech™ is once again coming to Nebraska

ExporTech™ is once again coming to Nebraska. This nationally recognized program is proven to help small- and mid-sized manufacturers boost their exports.

ExporTech™ is once again coming to Nebraska. This nationally recognized program is proven to help small- and mid-sized manufacturers boost their exports.

U.S. businesses seeking to find their next customer should consider exporting their goods and services. According to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce “With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of our borders, now is the time for U.S. businesses to look beyond the domestic market and take advantage of tremendous opportunities in fast-growing markets…”[1]

ExporTech™ provides companies with a systematic process for entering or expanding in global markets and connects them with the best international business experts in the region. The program assists participants in developing a peer-reviewed export growth plan over 14 weeks, quickly moving them from planning to closing export sales. Participating companies have generated, on average, between $500,000 and $700,000 in new or retained export sales, often within six months of completion. The program involves a unique combination of innovative group sessions and individualized coaching.

The program, which begins February 18, is offered by the Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Nebraska Department of Economic Development and U.S. Commercial Service with sponsorship support from FedEx. All sessions for the program will be hosted at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. The program is limited to eight companies with STEP scholarship opportunities available to qualifying participants. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. CST on January 15, 2016.

To learn more about Nebraska ExporTech™, or to request an application visit http://nemep.unl.edu/exportech-2016, or contact Bob Walters, Nebraska MEP Industrial Liaison Officer at rwalters2@unl.edu / (402) 430-7678.

The Nebraska MEP, located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, provides support and assistance to enhance the productivity, innovative capacity, and technological performance of small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises statewide. Nebraska MEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, encompassing centers in every state and Puerto Rico.

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[1] According to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Press Release, 04/17/14, http://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2014/04/17/us-secretary-commerce-penny-pritzker-announces-expansion-global-resou

CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 1-800-426-6505, 1-402-471-3749 or email kate.ellingson@nebraska.gov