Global Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses

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Can your company continue to stay local and be successful?
Or will you change course and take the global road?

Small Rural Business Export Assistance

With the undertaking of President Obama’s “Made in Rural America” initiative, and the need to increase California’s rural interior heartlands’ exports, the Center for International Trade Development in Sacramento through the Northern California Central Valley Rural Trade Initiative will assist small rural businesses create export market sales opportunities and develop international trade skills.

The following educational and training opportunities are designed to assist the small business owner determine if international trade is for them or the company. These educational and training opportunities are an excellent introduction to international trade and business you can make your decision about exporting with confidence.

For current seminar dates, visit our Events & Workshops page for details and registration.


This program is funded in part by the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Rural Development division.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at