The Export Assistance and Marketing division works directly with Kansas companies to increase sales of products and services in international markets. The international team also takes an active role in recruiting international businesses to the state. It uses worldwide marketing initiatives to enhance awareness of Kansas around the globe and helps Kansas businesses reach the largest possible market. These initiatives also promote the advantages of doing business in Kansas in an effort to recruit international investment to the state.
Assistance is provided to Kansas companies wishing to begin or expand their international marketing efforts. Department staff members counsel individual Kansas firms, provide export data and foreign market research, coordinate with domestic and foreign agencies in marketing promotions, participate in export seminars, recruit and assist company participation in international trade shows, host foreign delegations, and distribute foreign trade leads to appropriate Kansas companies.
International Investment Recruitment
The Department’s international investment experts provide assistance to international companies or their consultants who are considering Kansas for new manufacturing, distribution or office facilities. Assistance includes recommendations on location, developing incentive proposals, coordinating in-state site visits, serving as a liaison with other state agencies and serving as your single Kansas contact to ensure project confidentiality.
Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program
The Kansas International Trade Show Assistance Program assists Kansas producers who want to exhibit at international trade shows. The program can help reimburse successful applicants for up to half of their direct exhibition-related expenses, not to exceed $3,500 per international show.
For more information, please visit the KITSAP page.