Our experience, resources, and individualized approach to each client company makes Grow Trade Consulting, Inc. the trade partner of choice for public and private economic development organizations looking to access the dynamic Canadian market.

We have a deep understanding of the regional nuances across Canada’s provinces and territories, how these might affect market entry strategies, and how to best position your products and/or services in these unique regions.

Our History

  • 1990 – The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (formerly the Council of Great Lakes Governors) opens a joint trade office in Toronto, offering Great Lakes states (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Indiana) an export assistance footprint in the Canadian market.

  • 2004 – Grow Trade Consulting, Inc. begins operating as a privatized offshoot of the Council’s Canadian trade office and is the Council’s exclusive Canadian trade representative, providing export assistance to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Indiana (trade & investment attraction).

  • 2004-2006 – Provided market entry assistance to Export Ireland and Northern Ireland-based companies interested in both Canada and the United States.

  • 2005 – Organized a Mexican mobile market opportunity session for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

  • 2006 – Assisted the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada (TFO) by presenting a best practices for market entry session in the grocery and furniture markets, as part of a ProExport Colombia trade, investment, and tourism event held in Toronto.

  • 2007-2014 – Worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, offering client assistance, trade mission organization, and event planning.

  • 2012 – Selected to work with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (for export development) and with North Carolina (for trade and investment).

  • 2013 – Becomes a registered consultant for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), offering North American market expertise to Canadian corporate clients.

  • 2015 – Becomes a registered expert with the Swiss Business Hub (Switzerland Global Enterprise) in Montreal, helping Swiss companies find opportunities in Canada.

  • 2017 – Begins working with the Ohio Department of Development for export development.

  • 2018 – Is added to the Global Affairs Canada Provider List to assist Canadian companies seeking market strategies for entry into the U.S. market.