Making Global Local

Making Global Local (MGL) streamlines USTDA’s ability to share and support new global opportunities at the local level, giving the program a two-way capability to reach an alliance of partners. More than 90 partners across 36 states and Sovereign Native American Nations participate in the full range of USTDA’s export-promotion programs, including reverse trade missions, business briefings and overseas workshops.

MGL partners are Tribal, state, and local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, world trade centers, and small business development centers. If your organization meets this criteria, please consider reaching out to to learn more about becoming a Making Global Local partner.


Partner RegionPartner Organization
OK – Citizen Potawatomi NationIron Horse Industrial Park
StatePartner OrganizationStatePartner OrganizationStatePartner Organization
AZArizona Commerce AuthorityILIllinois Chamber of Commerce NVNevada Industry Excellence
AZGlobal ChamberIL Elgin
Development Group
NYErie County Industrial Development Agency
CACalifornia Centers for International Trade DevelopmentILChoose DuPageNYU.S Export Assistance Center of New York
CA California Chamber of CommerceKSKansas Global Trade ServicesOHOhio Development Services Agency
CA County of Riverside – Office of Foreign TradeKSWorld Trade Center Kansas CityPAChester County Economic Development Council
CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic DevelopmentKYKentucky District Export CouncilPADuquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
CA Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Global Initiatives Dept.KYWorld Trade Center KentuckyPAKutztown University
CA Los Angeles County Economic Development CorporationLALouisiana Economic DevelopmentPAPennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development
CALos Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic DevelopmentLAWorld Trade Center New OrleansPAPennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
CALos Angeles Regional Export CouncilMAGreater Boston Chamber of CommercePAWorld Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
CANorthern California World Trade CenterMAMassachusetts Office of International Trade and InvestmentTNTennessee Department of Economic and Community Development International Division
CAWorld Trade Center of San DiegoMIMichigan Economic Development CorporationTXGreater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
COWorld Trade Center DenverMDBaltimore Export Assistance CenterTXGreater Houston Partnership
COColorado Office of Economic Development and International TradeMDMaryland Office of International Investment and TradeTXGlobal Chamber San Antonio
CODenver Sister Cities InternationalMDMaryland Small Business Development CenterTXMayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs
DEWorld Trade Center DelawareMNGreater MSPTXWorld Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
FLFlorida Export Finance CorporationMNMinnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic DevelopmentUTUtah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
FLInternational Trade Consortium (ITC) of Miami Dade County MNMinnesota Trade OfficeUTWorld Trade Center Utah
FLMiami-Dade County Office of Economic Development & International TradeMOMissouri International Trade & Investment OfficeVAAmerica’s SBDC’s
FLTampa Bay International Business CouncilMOWorld Trade Center St. LouisVAArlington Economic Development Agency
FLWorld Trade Center Miami MTMontana Office of Tourism and Business Development/Dept. of CommerceVACity of Norfolk Department of Development
FLWorld Trade Center OrlandoMTMontana World Trade CenterVAPort of Virginia
FLWorld Trade Center Tampa Bay MSMississippi Development Authority International Trade OfficeVASmall Business Development Center (SBDC) – DC, MD, VA, WV, and DE
GAGeorgia Department of Economic DevelopmentNCCity of Durham, Office of Economic and WorkforceVAVirginia Economic Development Partnership
GAInvest AtlantaNCThe City of CharlotteVAVirginia SBDC – George Mason University
GAMetro Atlanta Chamber of CommerceNDNorth Dakota Trade OfficeVTVermont Economic Development Authority
GAUniversity of Georgia Small Business Development CenterNENebraska Department of Economic DevelopmentWAExport Finance Assistance Center of Washington
GAWorld Trade Center AtlantaNHDepartment of Business & Economic Affairs State of New HampshireWIState of Wisconsin/ Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
GAWorld Trade Center SavannahNJState of New Jersey Business Action Center
IAIowa Economic Development AuthorityNJU.S. Commercial Service of Central & Southern NJ
INCentral Indiana Corporate Partnership 
INIndiana Economic Development Corporation Small Business Development Center (IEDC SBDC)
INIndy Chamber