International Business Resources

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Businesses in the Fox Cities Region benefit from the ease of transporting products to customers and the convenience of obtaining raw materials from anywhere. An educated workforce and training options along with established regional export experience mean opportunities are already here from which you can benefit.

Fox Cities Chamber Regional Partnership together with the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP) is now offering free export counseling. Our International Business Consultant, Greg Miller, has 17+ years working in both international trade and economic development. The International Business Consultant will thoroughly prepare and assist businesses with all the steps necessary, from exporting basics to getting businesses in front of foreign buyers who want to purchase products or services from NE WI businesses.

To set up a meeting please contact Peter Thillman, Vice President of Economic Development at 920.831.4905 or at

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Wisconsin leverages a global network of foreign trade agents who represent 54 countries and can provide in-country expertise in some of the world’s fastest growing markets. Businesses new to exporting and those planning to expand their export strategy gain access to expertise here and in-market on international research, sales, shipping and banking, and can tap into customized export training programs. It’s a complete package of resources benefiting your company and the entire state

Fox Valley Technical College offers customized training that values diversity and teaches multi-cultural communication. Choose from training in over ten foreign languages, and multiple seminars and service offerings for organizations that do business internationally. Training is available in the following:

  • Cultural Awareness for Professionals
  • Diversity
  • English Language Learning (ELL)
  • Foreign Language Training for Professionals
  • Global Business Professional
  • Global Import & Export
  • International Communication
  • Professional English for Speakers of Other Languages (PESOL)
  • Translation & Interpreter Services

The Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) at Fox Valley Technical College:  an initiative that provides a forum and networking opportunities for local companies to access current information on issues, practices and trends that influence all aspects of international trade.

Exportech is a three-session training program offered through the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership that helps small to midsize manufacturers rapidly develop and execute a successful export strategy.

Small Business Development Center: Staffed by experienced business professionals, the Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For additional assistance finding international business resources in the Fox Cities Region, please contact us.