Salt Lake City

Department of Economic Development

Phone: (801) 535-7200 | Email:

International Trade

We are ready to help you go global!

If you’re expanding globally, Salt Lake City is the perfect location for your business. The Salt Lake area experienced the highest growth in the country in exports as a share of GDP from 2003 to 2012. Salt Lake City, often referred to as the “Crossroads of the West,” is a hub for air, ground, and rail distribution services located almost equidistant from all major Western U.S. markets.

Its central location in the United States means you can also talk to someone in Asia or Europe in the same business day. Furthermore, the extraordinarily high level of multilingual capability within Utah provides a more nimble and proficient workforce.

Many Utahns have lived or worked abroad, which significantly augments their capability to make an instantaneous contribution to the achievement of Utah-based businesses that operate internationally.

International Trade Resources

US Export Assistance Center – The Utah U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) is dedicated to helping Utah businesses realize their export potential. Part of an extensive network of domestic and international offices staffed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Utah USEAC assists Utah firms in exporting by providing expert counseling and advice, information on foreign markets, international contacts, and advocacy services. The Utah USEAC office can provide information on all Federal programs designed to support international trade.

  • Trade Counseling
  • Business Matchmaking
  • International Outbound Trade Missions – Gold Key Service
  • Market Intelligence

World Trade Center Utah

World Trade Center Utah is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association, a network of more than 300 World Trade Centers in 100 countries around the world focused on facilitating prosperity through trade and investment. The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally.

  • Instructional Seminars from International Exporters
  • Networking Event
  • International Contacts and Connections
  • Custom Market Research
  • World Bank Procurement Consultations
  • International Outbound Trade Missions
  • Hosting for Inbound Trade Missions
  • Collaborative Environment where business, government, non-profit, and academic entities can associate and achieve their international goals.

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (GOEO)

Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity assists Utah businesses with their global market development. This includes helping them secure international business contacts as they master the process of exporting goods and services. Additionally, they promote Utah’s dedicated workforce and vibrant economy to foreign investors interested in locating to Utah.

  • Business Mentoring
  • International Trade Missions
  • Recruitment of Foreign Investors
  • Key international Business Connections
  • Marketing Strategy Consultations
  • In-country Trade Representatives
  • Educational Seminars
  • STEP Grants

Need more assistance?  We’re here to help.  Call us at  (801) 535-7200 or email