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World Trade Center- Kansas City

Kansas City was one of eight metro areas accepted to the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) Exchange in 2015. Launched in 2012, the GCI helps business and civic leaders grow their metropolitan economies by strengthening international connections and competitiveness.

The GCI consists of a 28-metro-area network selected by the Brookings Institution through a competitive process based on the community’s readiness and commitment to pursue the Exchange’s global competitiveness principles. GCI activities include producing data and research to guide decision, fostering practice and policy innovations, and facilitating its Exchange, a peer-learning network. To view the Go Global KC Metro Export Plan, please click here. An Export Concierge program is also available, click here for details.

The initiative is a five-year joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Kansas City is developing a metropolitan global trade and investment plan as part of the region’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative.  A steering committee was created to develop a metropolitan export plan in 2015 in order to assist Kansas City’s involvement in the Exchange. The GCI Steering Committee is seeking feedback on international trade efforts in KC. For additional information on the GCI or to provide feedback contact Jessica Hamilton at jhamilton@leessummit.org

Missouri Department of Economic Development 

The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office is the lead agency for export assistance in the State of Missouri, with 11 foreign office around the world. These offices are located in Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Click here to view export financing and services offered by the State of Missouri.

US Commercial Service – Kansas City 

The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. Government.

U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

In addition to providing exporters with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, and advocacy and commercial diplomacy, our experienced staff of International Trade Specialists will help you:

  • identify and evaluate qualified international partners
  • navigate international documentation challenges
  • create market entry strategies
  • other export related guidance

U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City, located in Kansas City, MO, is committed to assisting Missouri and Kansas businesses.

Click here to view export financing and services offered by the U.S.  Commercial Service.

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