Georgia Department of Economic Development

Export Georgia

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


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.

Export Assistance and Our Services 

  • Customized Export Assistance - Obtain strategic export counseling tailored to company’s needs and export objectives.
  • Powerful Research Tools - Access database research for lead identification, due diligence and customized market reports.
  • Partner Resources - Benefit from GDEcD’s collaborative relationships with federal and regional partners.
  • International Trade Shows and Missions - Participate in international events across the globe.
  • Interactive Digital Tools - Explore rankings, trade numbers and top exports to specific regions and countries.
  • Trade Opportunity Alerts - Receive notifications when international buyers are sourcing Georgia products.
  • International Trade E-Newsletter - Stay informed about upcoming events and opportunities.
  • Incoming Buyer Delegations - Meet with international buyers seeking Georgia products.

To find out more information about our international trade programs, services and contacts click here or visit our website.

Contact us 

Mary Waters

Deputy Commissioner, International Trade

(404) 962-4120


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Phone: (404) 962-4122

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