About Us

Clients

Grow Trade Consulting Inc. is pleased to represent the following organizations:

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Associations

Locally, the Grow Trade Consulting team regularly liaises with an extensive group of Canadian industry and government associations including:

  • The Council of American States in Canada
  • The Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters (IE Canada)
  • The Toronto Board of Trade
  • The Bureau du Québec à Toronto
  • The U.S. Commercial Service in Canada
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • The Organization of Women in International Trade – Toronto
  • Life Sciences Ontario
  • Canadian Sporting Goods Association
  • Canadian Health Food Association
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

History

1990 — Canadian Trade Office of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers (formerly the Council of Great Lakes Governors) begins working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.

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 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 Development Services Agency (OSDA) 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.