The International Trade Director within ISDA is focused on helping companies explore opportunities for exporting their products around the world. In turn, this increases business revenue and produces more Indiana jobs. There are a variety of resources located on this site to help begin the first steps of exporting and to get involved with organizations we work closely with.
International Trade and Marketing
Expanding Indiana companies’ access to international markets is an important component of ISDA’s economic development strategy and one that pays great returns to the Indiana economy. According to the Indiana Business Research Center, agricultural exporting in Indiana supports 34,800 jobs. Along with this, the United States Department of Agriculture reported that in 2015 Indiana ranked 7th in agricultural export sales, producing $4,563,700.00. Indiana agricultural exports have been growing rapidly, thanks to strong economic growth and increasing demand for high-value products. ISDA focuses on trade servicing and trade capacity building by helping to create, expand and maintain long-term export markets for Indiana’s agricultural products.
Governor Holcomb and Lt. Governor Crouch have tasked ISDA with ensuring that foreign markets remain open and with the creation of additional trade avenues for Indiana agricultural products. ISDA is committed to helping Indiana producers, processors, and packagers to leverage resources and grow their businesses through exports, working alongside both current and potential exporters to access educational and marketing services, financial assistance programs, and opportunities to meet foreign buyers.
Our team continues to add value to Indiana agriculture by working with agribusinesses and our partners like you.
Drew Sherman, International Trade Director