The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) partners with the leading public and private economic development organizations throughout the Commonwealth. These partners include state and local partners, federal partners, and international partners.
Leveraging these relationships, MOITI acts as a clearinghouse and connector for Massachusetts based companies looking to expand internationally and for international businesses looking to locate, expand or invest in the Commonwealth. Through these strategic collaborations, MOITI is able to serve as a single point of contact for businesses and facilitate access to government and other economic development programs and resources at the local, state and federal levels.
Massachusetts State and Local Partners
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Associated Industries of Massachusetts is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of Massachusetts employers. AIM's mission is to promote the well-being of its members and their employees and the prosperity of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by improving the economic climate of Massachusetts, proactively advocating fair and equitable public policy, providing relevant, reliable information and excellent services.
AIM - International Business Council (AIM-IBC) helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities. AIM-IBC is dedicated to enhancing the Commonwealth's leadership in the global economy and communicating the value that international business brings to the region's economic health. AIM-IBC is a program of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM).
Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development – MassEcon
MassEcon is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Deploying on-the-ground services since its founding in 1993, MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
The Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce provides legislative advocacy, marketing, networking, educational and informational programs for businesses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Chamber also provides managerial services for local chambers of commerce and professional organizations.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC works with the entire clean energy community in Massachusetts to propel promising technologies from the drawing board to the global marketplace.
The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership
The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(4) public policy group comprised of chief executive officers of some of the Commonwealth's largest businesses. The Partnership's goals are to promote job growth and competitiveness in the Commonwealth by working in collaboration with public officials and business and civic leaders in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Export Center
The Massachusetts Export Center offers a wide range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands ready to help with services suited to your needs.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts established to promote the life sciences within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is tasked with investing in life sciences research and economic development. This work includes making financial investments in public and private institutions growing life sciences research, development and commercialization as well as building ties between sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community.
Massachusetts Port Authority
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) is a world-class independent public authority which develops, promotes and manages airports, the seaport and transportation infrastructure to enable Massachusetts and New England to compete successfully in the global marketplace.
Conley Container Terminal is the nucleus of Boston's dense cargo handling network. The terminal is precisely configured to allow fast, continuous and simultaneous loading and unloading of multiple container vessels. This enables Massachusetts companies engaged in international trade to move their cargo in and out of the port at speeds equivalent to those of the biggest ports on the North Atlantic.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) is a public economic development agency that fosters a more favorable environment for the formation, retention, and expansion of technology-related enterprises in Massachusetts. Through its major divisions — the John Adams Innovation Institute, the Massachusetts e-Health Institute, and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute — MTC is stimulating economic activity in every corner of the Commonwealth.
MassDevelopment - Financing for Exporters
MassDevelopment offers financing programs tailored to meet the needs of current and future exporters, including loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance. In addition to our Export Financing programs, we offer direct loans, and tax-exempt bond financing.
Regional Economic Development Organizations
Information and access to different regional and local economic development organizations located through Massachusetts.
Ex-ImBank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Their mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-ImBank enables U.S companies, whether large or small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. The DOS is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department advances U.S. objectives and interests in shaping a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President’s foreign policy.
International Trade Administration
ITA seeks to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promote trade and investment, and ensure fair trade through the enforcement of U.S. trade laws and agreements. The ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. The ITA is organized into four business units:
- U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service: http://www.trade.gov/cs/
Promotes U.S. exports, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises, and provides commercial diplomacy support for U.S. business interests around the world.
- Manufacturing and Service: http://www.trade.gov/mas/
Strengthens U.S. competitiveness abroad by helping shape industry-specific trade policy.
- Market Access and Compliance: http://www.trade.gov/nei/market-access.asp
Assists U.S. companies and helps create trade opportunities through the removal of market access barriers.
- Import Administration: http://trade.gov/ia/Enforces U.S. trade laws and agreements to prevent unfairly traded imports and to safeguard the competitive strength of U.S. businesses.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
OPIC helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, complements the private sector in managing the risks associated with foreign direct investment, and supports U.S. foreign policy.
United States Department of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. The department touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.
United States Department of State
The DOS is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department advances U.S. objectives and interests in shaping a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President’s foreign policy.
- Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) – formulates and carries out U.S. foreign economic policy, integrating U.S. economic interests with its foreign policy goals so that U.S. firms and investors can compete on an equal basis with their counterparts overseas. It implements American economic policy in cooperation with U.S. companies, U.S. Government agencies, and other organizations.
- Global Partnership Initiative – A partnership, defined as a “collaborative working relationship” between the State Department and private agencies, non-governmental organizations, religious organizations, Diaspora members, and entrepreneurs. It’s purpose is to transcend borders and bring together communities in new ways to promote development and growth that will benefit all of the world’s citizens.
United States International Trade Commission
Information on international trade laws and regulations can be accessed through this independent federal agency, which determines import injury to U.S. industries.
United States Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides export information and development assistance to help small businesses take advantage of export markets, including trade counseling, training, legal assistance and publications.
United States Trade and Development Agency
The USTDA is a foreign assistance agency that delivers its program commitments through overseas grants, contracts with U.S. firms, and the use of trust funds at several multilateral development bank groups. Information about emerging markets can be obtained through this site.
United States Trade Representative
USTR provides trade policy leadership and negotiating expertise. They negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations. They also meet with governments, business groups, legislators and public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and explain the president’s trade policy positions.
MOITI regularly partners with embassies and consulates across the World to promote business and international engagement for Massachusetts. Promoting business and cultural ties for their respective regions, the Consular Corps of Massachusetts consists of over 60 career and honorary diplomats in Massachusetts and are an important resource for local businesses looking for overseas markets and partners.