FTI has been contracted by the State of Indiana’s Small Business Development Center to offer its clients access to export knowledge and expertise. In its third year under contract with the ISBDC, FTI has met one on one with over 5 dozen manufacturing and service firms throughout Indiana representing al. 10 regional ISBDC offices, and presented to over 200 Indiana companies and entrepreneurs.
As a member of the Indiana District Export Council (IDEC), FTI principle Andrew Reinke linked IDEC’s newly unveiled Export University program with similar presentations being planned by FTI throughout the ISBDC network. Starting in 2012, the alliance proved a welcome fit to better educate Indiana’s small and mid-sized firms and entrepreneurs on the complexities of international trade.
Well over 150 firms have attended the Export Universities and similar export compliance and development programs involving FTI and the ISBDC, with programs held in South Bend, Kokomo, Evansville, Fort Wayne and New Albany with more planned throughout the state in 2013 and 2014.
The ISBDC has 10 regional offices:
Andrew writes an Export Blog for the ISBDC.
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The mission of the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is to create a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth and sustainability of Indiana’s smaller businesses. Toward that mission, the State of Indiana realizes the growing impact international trade has on the Indiana economy and has extended its resources to include the fastest growing segment of that economy, its exports.
To schedule a meeting to discuss your export options, please contact the offices listed above. Firms must be a registered client of the ISBDC to schedule a meeting.