Montana World Trade Center Survey Reveals Importance of International Trade
The University of Montana-based Montana World Trade Center and Bureau of Business and Economic Research recently completed an analysis of data from a survey aimed at better understanding the prevalence and importance of international trade and investment engagement for Montana firms.
In addition to surveying firms across Montana engaged in hard goods export and import, the survey gleaned insights from Montana service exporters, as well as Montana-based firms that have received investment from international sources to help capitalize their growth and expansion.
“In our day-to-day work, we recognize how many Montana firms are actively engaged in international trade and how that helps to make them stronger companies overall,” said Brigitta Miranda-Freer, MWTC executive director. “Especially since we’re beginning to see some light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel and re-engaging, I hope we can do so even more intentionally when it comes to pursuing international trade and investment.