West Virginia Department of Economic Development – Export Promotion Program

The Export Promotion Program supports West Virginia companies with identifying new markets for products and services, establishing connections with potential customers and business partners, and navigating the complex world of international trade.

About

The Export Promotion Program of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development works with small and medium-sized companies located in West Virginia to increase sales to foreign markets through the following activities and programs:

  • Organize trade missions to foreign markets
  • Coordinate West Virginia pavilions at both domestic and international trade shows
  • Administer the WV First STEP – Next STEP grant program 
  • Provide market research to assist in identifying new markets for export  
  • Identify potential business partners, agents, distributors, or end users for a product or service
  • Education and training on export regulations and compliance
  • Export counseling and readiness assessments
  • Solutions for common export problems
  • WV Governor’s Export Awards Recognition

 

EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL TRADE REPRESENTATIVES

Caitlin Lizarraga                                                          Enybe Diaz

P: 304-352-3997                                                         P:304-352-3957

Caitlin.Lizarraga@wv.gov                                           Enybe.Diaz@wv.gov

 

 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance

Import and Export Assistance

  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Certification and Licensing

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • International Trade

Operations and Logistics

  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers

Regulatory Compliance

  • International Regulatory Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses

Training

  • International Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Caitlin Ashley-Lizarraga
Address
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Building 3, Suite 600
Charleston, WV 25305