Items Tagged with 'trade'


The swinging pendulum: Where is it headed next?

January 2, 2015
There is a delicate balance between ownership and labor, and government and business, and the pendulum that swings between those balances affects your life. Read More

Is trade with Cuba worth it?

Probably not, says Carlos Hidalgo, who left Cuba because of the communist takeover.

December 26, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A Grand Rapids business owner who fled his native Cuba in 1960 says he has his doubts about the Obama administration’s announced plan to restore diplomatic ties with the small island nation just 90 miles from Florida. Read More

Michigan exporters may look toward emerging economies

April 25, 2014
The World Trade Organization this month released its annual report of world trade statistics and prospects that showed worldwide merchandise trade in 2013 was sluggish for a second year in a row. Read More

Trade with Latin America is a tough nut to crack

Brazil is hot, but not an easy market to enter for U.S. exporters.

March 28, 2014
Latin America tends to be overlooked as a market for U.S. exports, with Europe and Asia getting the most hype, according to a high-ranking officer of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Read More

Is exporting right for your business?

November 30, 2013
Have you considered exporting your goods or services? Are you currently exporting and want to increase your export sales or expand into new markets? If you answered yes to either of the questions, you are like many other small businesses in Michigan. Read More

West Michigan explores Global Trade Days

October 4, 2013
A gateway to five international markets is opening up in West Michigan. Read More

World trade expected to remain sluggish for next two years

April 26, 2013
Ten years ago, America lost its position as the world’s leading exporter when Germany’s merchandise exports exceeded those of the United States. Read More

West Michigan delegation invests in relationship with the Netherlands

April 19, 2013
Members of the West Michigan Global Initiative are wrapping up a seven-day trip to the Netherlands on Friday, as part of the organization’s focus on strengthening business ties between the country and West Michigan. Read More

West Michigan exporters see green light at bridge to Canada

April 16, 2013
West Michigan exporters could see an economic boost now that the Obama administration has given the International Trade Crossing project in Detroit its stamp of approval to move forward. Read More