Exports and International Trade

Global competitiveness is an important factor in determining current and future economic strength.  

With established market strongholds in North America and throughout Europe, nation-leading initiatives in China and India, and an eye toward ground-floor entry into emerging markets worldwide, only our status as a global competitor is growing faster than our exports.

And our reputation as a great place to do business is well known to company executives outside of the United States. More than 700 affiliates of foreign-owned companies from Asia, Europe, Canada, and Latin America are directly invested in Minnesota.