Kudos to the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s March 14 Business Breakfast Series featuring Maine International Trade Center President (MITC) Wade Merritt. Wade was accompanied by Julia Munsey, Director of Membership and Corporate Development. Wade spoke about emerging international markets his office will position Maine trade to grow, export assistance the center provides, tariffs and he lauded central Maine’s Foreign Trade Zone 186 administered by the Central Maine Growth Council. After the event, MITC staff visited FirstPark and we are discussing marketing and other synergies between both our organizations.
Last year, 2,087 Maine companies exported $2.8 billion in goods and services to 169 countries. International trade supports 157,300 Maine jobs.