Port of Wilmington
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is a private nonprofit corporation that serves as North Carolina’s statewide economic development organization for anyone looking to invest in, visit, or do business with the state. The EDPNC operates under contract with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
CONTACT: Mary Wilson, EDPNC communications manager
PHONE: (919) 447-7784
NC Manufacturers Invited to Meet Virtually with Trade Offices
July 9, 2020
North Carolina manufacturers needing help in choosing the best global markets for their products can sign up now for virtual consultations with any of the state’s internationally located trade offices.
“Our trade representatives can assess your product and help craft a market-entry or expansion strategy for their region of the world, connect you to the right international distributor and more,” said Mike Hubbard, director of international trade at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. “And it all starts with sitting down for this one-on-one chat.”
The EDPNC oversees the state’s export-support services. It is now scheduling the free appointments virtually because COVID-19 travel restrictions forced canceling the organization’s 2020 Go Global Road Show in April.
The annual road show would have brought all the state’s trade representatives from Europe, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, and the Middle East to North Carolina. The representatives typically travel the state for four days of individual meetings with businesses. Now the EDPNC is offering these appointments virtually through the summer and fall.