Export markets are important for Montana’s small businesses, taking advantage of an international market consisting of 95% of the world’s consumers – 80% of the world’s buying power, hedging against domestic sales slumps, and helping companies to grow and become more competitive in all their markets.

The Montana Department of Commerce’s ExportMontana program helps Montana companies to compete at home and around the globe with the following services:

  • Market Assessment: assess your domestic and international sales potential
  • Market Development: take advantage of regional, national, and international trade promotions and grants for developing new markets
  • Market Access: seek assistance with domestic and international logistics, compliance, and financing

Our key programs include:

  • State Trade Expansion Program (STEP): grants for funding your international marketing activities
  • Trade Show Assistance Program: grants for exhibiting at domestic trade shows
  • Export Basics: learn if exporting is right for you
  • Export Technical Assistance: work with our staff to get the one-on-one exporting assistance you need