The Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to present to members the Great Lakes Ready initiative in partnership with the Magnet Export Business Portal.
In today’s climate of global trade and investment, companies that scale, innovate, export and attract investment are proven to be more successful. However, it’s not easy for small and medium-sized companies to understand where the business opportunities are, the risks involved with exporting, or how to get help with their growth and investment strategies.
A first-of-its-kind in North America, the Magnet Export Business Portal harnesses intelligent matching technology to help CGLR members navigate and identify relevant funding, events, trade missions and resources that can help you export your products or services.
Not exporting yet? Become a member of the Council and then create a Great Lakes Ready account to begin your export readiness journey. There are countless benefits:
Receive customized updates and information on export-related services, funding, resources and more
Learn of newly launched export opportunities and trade missions that match your business
Customize a dashboard and get information delivered right to your inbox
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are critical drivers of growth in the 21st century economy. SMEs are underrepresented in cross-border trade in the region. Capacity constraints limit SMEs’ ability to tackle border regulations and issues, identify appropriate partners and clients on the other side of the border, and access existing government supports.
Toronto, Ontario – Today the Council of the Great Lakes Region, in collaboration with Ryerson University, launched a new program called Great Lakes Ready. Utilizing the Magnet Export Business Portal as the backbone of the program, Great Lakes Ready will help small ...
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CGLR is a member-based organization that works to enhance regional collaboration and cross-border integration by bringing together stakeholders from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors to advance effective, coordinated, and broadly shared responses to the region’s common challenges.