The Global Trade and Investment programs are aimed at both assisting Nevada businesses to begin or expand activities in international markets and also attracting foreign investment to the state.
The state's trade program, located in the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development, works with partners such as the Northern Nevada International Center, the Nevada World Trade Council (NEWTRAC), the Las Vegas and Reno Export assistance Centers (EAC) and the Nevada District Export Council (DEC) and the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA).
Export Readiness Programs
These programs, in seminar or individual counseling session format, are designed to assess a company’s readiness, and potential for success, in exporting products or services. They can also be used for existing exporters to enter new unfamiliar markets.
Export Seminars and Counseling Services
These seminars are designed to give potential exporters information on: new potential markets (e.g., China); information on federal grant and related programs. The individual counseling services are designed to help an individual company deal with a specific issue or opportunity.
International Trade Shows and Trade Missions
We help organize a section of a U.S. pavilion at an international trade show along with assisting companies with the services they need to successfully exhibit. In some cases this is providing interpreters, arranging individual meetings with foreign buyers during the exhibition, conducting in-market research in conjunction with the exhibition, etc. A Trade Mission, done on its own or in conjunction with an international exhibition, is designed to take Nevada companies to meet with distributors or buyers in other countries who may be interested in purchasing the Nevada companies’ products/services or forming some other type of relationship (e.g., a joint-venture). For some industry segments, substantial grant funding may be available to help defray the cost of the trade show or trade mission.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Activities
We work closely with the “Invest in America” program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and companies from other countries who are interested in setting up U.S. operations in Nevada. We work closely with our local Development Authorities to get the necessary assistance for these companies.
Global Stories In The News
The November 2013 Economic Pulse highlights the efforts of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development in developing industries such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, business development, global...
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – As he begins the final day of his trade mission to Israel, Governor Brian Sandoval today addressed the Water Technology and Environment Control Exhibition and Conference (WATEC) in Tel...
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Continuing his trade mission to Israel, Governor Brian Sandoval today met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting, which highlighted Nevada’s presence in...