Businesses in the New Bedford area that are interested in expanding into developing markets overseas have the opportunity to take advantage of export assistance through a partnership between the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Export Center, part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

The Massachusetts Export Center, the state’s leading provider of export development services, operates a satellite office at the SouthCoast Chamber of  Commerce. A senior international trade advisor from the Massachusetts Export Center is available by appointment to meet with local companies interested in exporting.

Services available to local companies include export counseling, export regulatory compliance assistance, international market research and assessment, international business development assistance, linkages to trade promotion opportunities (such as overseas trade shows and offices), export publications, and export training programs. Most of the services provided by the Massachusetts Export Center are free and are available to businesses of all sizes, ranging from experienced exporters to small businesses just considering exporting.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact the Chamber of Commerce, or Nancy Lowd at the Massachusetts Export Center at -508-999-1388.