The Milken Institute’s California Center has launched a new program called New to Export 101 (“NTE 101”) to help local New-to-Exporting manufacturers (“NTEs”) distribute their products abroad.
It reflects the Center’s dedication to identifying solutions to strengthen California’s role as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology and business, and the Milken Institute’s overall mission to stimulate economic growth and create jobs.
NTE 101-Los Angeles – our pilot effort – will provide each participating NTE with a mentor to guide them through a standardized set of services to ensure they receive the knowledge, training, and support they need to succeed. This is particularly important when manufacturers must engage with multiple export assistance agencies and organizations.
NTE 101 services include assessments, counseling, and training to help participants identify target markets, develop export market plans, find overseas buyers and distributors, secure export financing and insurance, comply with regulations, and ultimately deliver their product.
NTE 101 will also coordinate and streamline export assistance resources and services.