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Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Training

May 18, 2015

Join the Michigan District Export Council - West (MDEC-West) is hosting the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) training session.

Bulman Products expands through global markets...

June 25, 2014

To execute on that global vision, Kirkwood-Hall leveraged Michigan's ample resources for companies looking for help with exporting. Bulman Products currently works with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), Van Andel Global Trade Center..

The Life of a T-Shirt

December 6, 2013

It may seem like just a t-shirt that you are wearing, but it has a life and a story behind how it was created.

Protecting U.S.-Bound Container Cargoes From External Threats [Infographic]

November 26, 2013

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report, "DHS Could Improve Cargo Security by Periodically Assessing Risks From Foreign Ports,"

SAVE THE DATE: 15th Automotive Suppliers Symposium

November 21, 2013

We are excited to officially announce the date for our 15th Automotive Suppliers Symposium! We will look forward to seeing you there!

ITAR Update Reminder

October 30, 2013

A recent ITAR Update has been posted from the U.S. Department of State.

VAGTC Seminar on Hazardous Shipping

October 29, 2013

by Dottie Barnes Shipping of hazardous materials is a highly regulated activity in today’s safety-conscious environment. Regulations are complex and numerous. The Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University is holding an event

GVSU sponsors Global Trade Days

October 7, 2013

Five international market specialists from China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and United Arab Emirates will offer business advice during Global Trade Days, sponsored in part by the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University. Participant

State to announce $100,000 in grants for Detroit food programs

September 30, 2013

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will announce $100,000 in grant money for Detroit�s local food system at a press conference at Eastern Market on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Click here to read more on t


September 24, 2013

By: Mamta Badkar  Ten years ago, Goldman Sachs declared Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) as the emerging markets with the brightest economic growth prospects. This year, Morgan Stanley declared the Brazilian real, the Indonesian rupiah, t

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