The Saratoga Partnership Global Markets Assistance Program

Although we operate in the largest economy in the world, businesses in Saratoga County should export goods and services to take advantage of the fact that 85 percent of economic growth will occur abroad over the next five years. (Brookings Institute, 2018)   Exporting can be profitable for businesses of all sizes.  On average, sales grow faster, more jobs are created, and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms. (U.S. Commercial Service, 2018)

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership wants to help our companies and agricultural businesses access global markets to make the most of their growth potential.  To better serve you, we need some information on your companies and their current efforts to sell goods and services in foreign markets. This is one element of our comprehensive local business expansion program and services.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Estelle Ryckman, our Global Markets Advisor, at mary.ryckman@saratogapartnership.org

Please tell us a little about yourself before we get started.

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* 1. Please tell us a little about yourself before we get started.

Has your company exported goods or services?

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* 2. Has your company exported goods or services?

If  you answered YES, on average, exports are what percentage of your total sales each year?

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* 3. If  you answered YES, on average, exports are what percentage of your total sales each year?

Do you export goods or services? Check all that apply:

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* 4. Do you export goods or services? Check all that apply:

What problems, if any, do you have exporting?  Check all that apply:

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* 5. What problems, if any, do you have exporting?  Check all that apply:

What are your current export markets? Check all markets that apply:

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* 6. What are your current export markets? Check all markets that apply:

If you want more information about other markets, which markets are of interest to you?  Check your top three.

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* 7. If you want more information about other markets, which markets are of interest to you?  Check your top three.

If you responded no to "Has your company exported goods or services?",
do you have an export business plan

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* 8. If you responded no to "Has your company exported goods or services?",
do you have an export business plan

If you do not export goods or services, why not? What are your major obstacles to exporting? Check all that apply:

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* 9. If you do not export goods or services, why not? What are your major obstacles to exporting? Check all that apply:

Do you import products from foreign markets?

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* 10. Do you import products from foreign markets?

Imports are what percentage of total inputs?

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* 11. Imports are what percentage of total inputs?

If you are a cultural or educational entity, what percentage of your talent or students are from foreign countries?

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* 12. If you are a cultural or educational entity, what percentage of your talent or students are from foreign countries?

Do you use the benefits of our local Free Trade Zone (FTZ)?

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* 13. Do you use the benefits of our local Free Trade Zone (FTZ)?

What U.S. and NY state agencies do you work with to find export opportunities or resolve trade issues? Check all that apply:

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* 14. What U.S. and NY state agencies do you work with to find export opportunities or resolve trade issues? Check all that apply:

What topic would you be most interested in if SCPP held a workshops or brought in experts?  Check all that are of interest to you.

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* 15. What topic would you be most interested in if SCPP held a workshops or brought in experts?  Check all that are of interest to you.

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