Van Andel Global Trade Center

State Trade Export Program (STEP)

Van Andel Global Trade Center is the State Trade & Export 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. Since 2011, STEP has provided support to 400 Michigan companies for export-related activities. For more information on how your company could benefit from this program visit,


Upcoming Trade Missions:


Upcoming Trade Shows:

  • United Kingdom - Farnborough Airshow July 12-20, 2014

For more information on the upcoming 2014 Trade Missions and Trade Shows email Maureen Lyon, International Trade Development Manager for  the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Page last modified April 22, 2014