State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Van Andel Global Trade Center is the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Regional Export Network Host for West Michigan!

STEP works to increase the number of small business exporters and increases the value of exporters for those who currently trade overseas. Qualifying Michigan companies can use the program to help diversify their customer base, provide long-term stability and create new jobs. STEP has provided support to over 980 unique companies growing their export-related activities. For more information on how your company could benefit from this program visit,

For more information on the upcoming Trade Missions and Trade Shows visit the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's website here.


Free International Market Research

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Interested in taking advantage of this free international market research opportunity?
Click here to find out more information about what Van Andel Global Trade Center can offer!

MEDC 2017 Trade Missions

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China Trade Mission

Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou

July 29 - August 8, 2017

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2017

Click here for more details.

Additional Opportunities

FY 2017 STEP events

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