The Role of the ITA

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. Hundreds of Michigan businesses, mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises, benefit from its work.
  • ITA Benefits the US & MI

    These statistics, compiled through the West Michigan District Export Council, detail the benefits that the International Trade Administration provides to the businesses and communities of US and Michigan.

  • National District Export Council ITA Press Release

    Statement by the National District Export Council (DEC) on the importance of the International Trade Administration (ITA).

  • West Michigan Business Testimonials

    Real impacts of the International Trade Administration's US Export Assistance Centers in Grand Rapids and around the globe.

US & West MI Trade Statistics

Michigan's exports--including manufacturing, agriculture, and services--play a vital role in the creation of jobs and the economic viability of the state.