Michigan’s Van Andel Global Trade Center (VAGTC) has joined US Ex-Im Bank’s City-State Partners Program, a national marketing initiative that brings export financing services to small and medium-sized US companies through cooperation with state and local government offices and private sector organisations.

With the addition of the VAGTC, Ex-Im now has 44 city-state partners in 35 states, plus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The Van Andel Global Trade Center of Grand Valley State University is co-located on the downtown Grand Rapids campus with both the US Export Assistance Center, as well as the State of Michigan headquarters of the Small Business Technology Development Centers. In addition, the VAGTC serves as the administrator of the KOM Foreign Trade Zone #189.