International Markets and Investments

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).

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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

GOVERNOR TRADE MISSION TO SOUTH AMERICA

LAS VEGAS, N.V. (July 19, 2017)– The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development today launched a trade mission led by Governor Brian Sandoval to Panama, Peru, and Chile. The mission will focus...

GOVERNOR SANDOVAL ANNOUNCES MOU BETWEEN UNLV AND UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES (August 1, 2016) – During his first day in Sydney, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined with Dr. Bo Bernhard, Executive Director of the International Gaming Institute at the...

GOVERNOR SANDOVAL LEADING TRADE MISSION TO AUSTRALIA TO ENHANCE BILATERAL TRADE PARTNERSHIPS

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA (July 26, 2016) –  Governor Brian Sandoval has departed for Australia to lead a Nevada Trade Delegation that is focused on water technology and commercialization, mining, research...

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