exports http://wkar.org en Michigan's export market ripe for exploration http://wkar.org/post/michigans-export-market-ripe-exploration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exports are big business in Michigan. In 2012, $53 billion, which is about 15 percent of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), was attributed to the state’s export economy. And that’s up 12 percent from 2011.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:40:04 +0000 Current State 37311 at http://wkar.org Michigan's export market ripe for exploration State offers reimbursements for exporting companies http://wkar.org/post/state-offers-reimbursements-exporting-companies <p>ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.</p><p>Today,&nbsp;our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at Michigan&rsquo;s &ldquo;STEP&rdquo; program.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s short for State Trade and Export Promotion.&nbsp; The initiative uses federal dollars to help Michigan companies with fewer than 500 employees enter or expand into the export market.&nbsp; The funding helps businesses pay for things like overseas trade missions and foreign language translation services.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:06:12 +0000 Kevin Lavery 3123 at http://wkar.org State offers reimbursements for exporting companies