Strengthening Iowa’s presence in the global marketplace
The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) International Trade Office (ITO) assists Iowa companies in developing or expanding into international markets and marketing products and services.
Individual consultation is offered via one-on-one export counseling. This provides Iowa businesses with invaluable resources to identify issues such as product suitability, best markets, appropriate trade shows, qualified contacts, distribution channels, trade barriers, export requirements, logistics, documentation assistance and more. IEDA’s global offices and representatives help Iowa companies identify prospective business partners, perform essential introductions and arrange business appointments with potential customers, agents and distributors. Representatives also conduct product-specific research, pre- and post-show promotion and follow-up assistance.
Technical Assistance, Training and Seminars
Educational seminars and customized training sessions are held throughout the year for Iowa companies. These opportunities cover topics from exporting to international financing and are a tremendous tool for local developers, chambers of commerce and other business organizations seeking help to succeed domestically and abroad. View the international educational calendar for upcoming events.