The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.
GDEcD’s International Trade division provides Georgia exporters with global insight and global connections to grow their international business opportunities. Leveraging the state’s international representatives located in 12 strategic markets, along with expertise from a professional team of trade managers, GDEcD’ s Trade division helps qualified Georgia exporters enter and expand into markets across the globe. Georgia’s international trade representatives are located in: Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Peru, South Korea and the United Kingdom. With more than 14,500 businesses in Georgia involved in exporting, international trade is a key contributor to Georgia’s thriving economy. Our Trade division supports companies in strategic industry sectors including Aerospace,Agriculture, Defense and Security, Life Sciences and Technology. Our core mission is to brand Georgia as an ideal source of quality goods and services and to increase Georgia’s overall exports to the world. Visit us at www.georgia.org/trade.
Our team works with businesses of all sizes in Georgia, but recognizes small businesses have unique needs. We help small businesses stretch their resources by providing customized, export assistance. Many of these services are offered at no cost to Georgia companies. Georgia opens the door to business resources – and can accelerate opportunities by providing businesses with the guidance they need. If you can't find the answer to your small business question, contact us.
Deputy Commissioner, International Trade
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