This summer, Automation Alley announced that the total amount of export sales by local companies as a result of participation in Automation Alley trade missions is now more than $507 million.
Since its first trade mission in 2001, Automation Alley has led a total of 25 trade missions to regions around the world, including Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. To date, representatives from 181 local companies have participated in Automation Alley missions.
As a result of the $507 million in export sales by local businesses, 2,817 American jobs have been created or supported. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2014, every $1 billion of U.S. exports supported nearly 5,800 jobs.
Upcoming trade mission destinations include:
• Dubai Airshow: Nov. 6-13, 2015
• Hannover Messe (Germany’s Industrial Technology Trade Fair): April 25-29, 2016
• Cuba: Fall 2016
Automation Alley staff handle all mission-related planning and details before, during and after the mission. All Automation Alley trade missions include five-star accommodations, internal transportation, matchmaking meetings, business briefings, welcome receptions and cultural tours. Trade mission prices are discounted for Automation Alley members.
Automation Alley works with organizations such as the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to arrange in-country matchmaking meetings with potential business partners, buyers and end users of the participating companies’ products, services and technologies.
Prior to each mission, Automation Alley holds country-specific workshops to inform interested companies about the challenges and opportunities of doing business abroad.
For information about an upcoming trade mission, contact International Business Services Manager Lisa Lasser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-457-3283.