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The Washington State Export Resource Center (WERC) was formed by a dynamic partnership between business representatives, education and state government to bring new and existing resources to light for business around the state pursuing interests in selling their products and services throughout the global market place. Born from a statewide initiative to increase export by 30% by the year 2015 this new partnership is funded by state grant.

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WERC is filled with direct links and contact information for your convenience. Once you have assessed your needs and located programs, educational forums or many of the other options available to you and your business, simply reference the contact within that section for additional assistance.


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The Departments of Commerce and Agriculture help hundreds of small-and medium-sized businesses every year. In the past year, the two agencies have helped Washington businesses achieve over $207 million in export sales. Last year, the state allocated $3 million to support six new export training programs through partnerships with local government and higher education institutions.

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Washington State Breaks With U.S. to Analyze Coal Export Plans

Small businesses’ world is getting smaller

Small businesses’ world is getting smaller

By J.D. Harrison, Published: June 20 | Updated: Friday, June 21, 2:00 AM E-mail the writer

Avram Saunders’s company provides an unconventional service: shielding buildings from storm damage by creating a force field that diffuses electricity around any given facility.

His method has been called “voodoo” by some in the United States,...

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Washington State documentary examines coal export debate south of the border     By Mike Hager, Vanc

Washington State documentary examines coal export debate south of the border   By Mike Hager, Vanc

How do you cram the complex and controversial global debate over coal exports in Washington state into a half-hour documentary?

After more than a year of writing news stories about the industry, Seattle-based multimedia journalist Katie Campbell and her unit of PBS environmental reporters decided to focus on the everyday people who would...

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Next Export Event


Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1) and Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-8) U.S. House of Representatives
Invite You to Attend the Exporter Forum
In Collaboration with the Export-Import Bank of the United States Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg
Sponsored by Cascadia Community College
Learn How to Increase Your Company's...

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DATE:   Mon, December 09, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Monday, December 9, 2013
8:30 AM to NOON
North Creek Event Center Cascadia Community College 18345 Campus Way, NE Bothell, WA 98011


This event is tailored to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses with 500 or fewer employees.

NO COST, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is Required:

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Highline Community College has long been a front-runner in providing quality education in the Pacific Northwest. The college has developed a comprehensive online training program to assist small to medium businesses learn everything they need to know about getting started in exports. Enroll now →

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