Business Resource Portal

Van Andel Global Trade Center

Contact Us

Sonja Johnson,
Executive Director

Van Andel Global Trade Center
Grand Valley State University
50 Front Avenue SW
Suite 1054
Grand Rapids MI 49504

Phone: (616) 331-6811

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About Van Andel Global Trade Center

VAGTC was established to advance international trade and support West Michigan businesses competing in an international marketplace. The center is a full-service assistance organization providing consulting and training services, resource development, cultural education, language center, advocacy, speaker services, and much more.

International business consulting. Experienced specialists provide one-on-one international business assistance at affordable rates. Consulting services include international market research, international networking and matchmaking, trade mission support, trade leads, service-provider referrals, and trade financing through the United States Export-Import bank.

International business training. VAGTC offers seminar training and certificate programs, custom training, as well as language and culture training. VAGTC offers group and customized language and technical trade programs that concentrate on frequently used languages and international trade issues.

ChinaLink. This specialized program is centered around trade with China. It provides language training, cultural information, professional translation, and interpretation services for Michigan businesses pursuing opportunities with Greater China.

Credit reports. Discounted international credit reports are available through VAGTC offering companies the security of knowing more about the financial stability of overseas customers, suppliers, and potential partners.

Global electronic and print resources. VAGTC is a central clearinghouse for a vast array of electronic and print international trade information to get you the information you need to make global business decisions.

Business services. VAGTC offers video conferencing, meeting facilities, and other conference services, as well as access to outstanding intern applicants through GVSU.

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