American Express Announces Exporting Program to Help Middle Market Companies Grow Globally

Published on : Friday, May 15, 2015

american-expressAmerican Express announced the launch of American Express Grow Global, a new program to help increase exporting among U.S. middle market businesses.


Middle market companies are defined as those generating between $10 million and $1 billion in revenues. According to U.S. Census data, mid-sized firms account for 29% of U.S. business revenues, but only 9% of the value of U.S. exports. And a recently released study by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet showed that middle market companies have been the engine of U.S. job creation since the Great Recession, accounting for 92% of all private sector jobs created since 2008.


“Exporting represents a $928 billion opportunity1 for U.S. mid-sized companies2 over the next 10 years, yet only 17% of middle market firms currently trade internationally3,” said Susan Sobbott, president, Global Corporate Payments, American Express. “The Grow Global program is designed to help demystify the complexities of exporting, and help companies seize the opportunities available by tapping into markets outside the U.S.”


Who Can Benefit?
The American Express Grow Global series is designed for companies who are considering exporting as a growth opportunity, as well as those who are already expanding their business into markets outside the U.S. The program includes free events, webinars and online resources that will help provide middle market presidents, CEOs, COOs and CFOs access to exporting officials and international buyers. It will also deliver insights from successful exporters and top industry experts who will provide mentoring and one-on-one meeting opportunities. Guides will help:



Online content will be available at American Express Business Trends and Insights: Growing Smart, which will host how-to guides, resources from governmental and other organizations, and upcoming Grow Global event details


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