Are you a new or active exporter? Is your company looking to expand to new markets? Want to find opportunities for business growth overseas? Then this Business Expansion And Retention (BEAR) Discussion is for you! Join the Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC), Momentum West, and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for an interactive discussion, Q&A session, networking, and breakfast. Nicola Michels, the Senior Manager and Consultant at WEDC’s Trade Representative in Germany, is joining us to meet with Wisconsin businesses, answer questions, and discuss market opportunities in Europe (excluding the UK, France, Ireland, and the Benelux countries), with an emphasis on southern Germany and Austria. WEDC is planning a trade venture to that region with stops in Munich, Germany and Linz and [...]
The potential exists to increase local companies’ sales through exporting. CCEDC hosted a round table discussion where over a dozen Chippewa Valley companies asked questions about the advantages of exporting their products to Central Europe. Paul Smerda, the Senior Manager at Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) European Trade Representative Firm in Berlin, Germany lead a discussion and answered questions concerning the upcoming WEDC trade venture to Germany in June 2020, market trends, and recommended pro-active sales strategies for doing business in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia. Wisconsin has a history of strong German immigration and shares many similarities such as a strong manufacturing base, an emphasis on quality, and instilling a strong work ethic. In 2018 Germany was Wisconsin’s 4th largest trading partner exporting $814 million worth of goods and [...]
See you at the Exporting Lunch & Learn Seminar Series Incoterms 101: The Language of Trade
Barron County Cheese and CCEDC Recognized at Mid-America EDC’s 2019 Annual Economic Development Awards
Barron County Cheese, located in the northwestern Wisconsin town of Barron, envisioned becoming an entrepreneurial exporter in the global market. Their vision was to become an industry leader in cheese packaging and conversion, providing an unmatched quality of service to all customers through ongoing improvement in global research, teamwork, safety, versatility, and innovation. It is proof that hard work pays off as Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is proud to share that Barron County Cheese was awarded as a winner for the Entrepreneurial Award (small division) category for the Mid-America EDC’s 2019 Annual Economic Development Awards! Recognition for both CCEDC and Barron County Cheese took place at the at awards luncheon program at the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum in Downtown Chicago. CCEDC helped Barron County Cheese seek new ways [...]
The Governor’s Export Achievement Awards is now accepting nominations! The award recognizes companies that have contributed to Wisconsin’s exporting strength by achieving extraordinary results in international markets and elevating Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the global economy. The awards serve a dual purpose: to recognize companies’ good work, and to highlight examples of best practices in export growth so that other Wisconsin companies can learn and apply similar tactics. Any Wisconsin company or organization successfully engaging in, or assisting in the export of, products or services produced in Wisconsin is eligible to apply. Nominations can be made by an employee of the company or organization, or by an outside person familiar with the company or organization.