A Message From our Executive Director

Welcome to the NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council. The NC FTPC is working with organizations and companies across the state, in a joint effort to support job creation and sustainable growth through expanding global trade.

My goal is to expand the role of the FTPC to include every globally minded NC Company and organization supporting global trade. Our vision is “Growing North Carolina Business Globally”. Accomplishing this will create job sustainability that supports an environment of growth, while creating a great place for business. As part of this vision, the FTPC is coordinating state, Federal and private sector organizations across the state, and alerting the economic offices of the nearby Counties, to join with the FTPC in working toward a common goal. We are reaching out to companies wanting to expand their businesses by offering focused services, contacts and expertise to grow and be successful globally. The FTPC network is designed to share leads and information and connect with foreign companies to alert them to the advantages of doing business in NC. Our programs are geared to educate, inform and help communicate across organizations, public or private, state or local, to assist North Carolina businesses to navigate the global marketplace, expanding trade and resulting in new and better paying jobs. The FTPC was organized to create new opportunities for trade and exchange expertise that will help companies develop more business and increase profits. The partnerships we forge are paramount to the success we project. The FTPC is committed to a broad and inclusive public private partnership of like-minded companies and organizations with a common goal and vision to help, support, strengthen and grow NC globally. Please choose the FTPC as your one stop-shop for access to top experts and specialists from the available local, state, Federal and private sector resources and for specific knowledge in global trade. Our organization is here to help you with business planning, developing results-oriented market-entry strategies, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) expertise and site location, obtaining trade finance, managing risk, navigating customs rules and regulations, shipping your goods, legal, tax and financial skills. The FTPC is here to assist you in being successful and coordinating programs that pull together the total resources necessary for “Growing North Carolina Business Globally”.

– Dr. John G. Hayes, Executive Director

The FTPC is your services connection to Global Success