Outside Trade Resources

Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zones

Kansas City ranks first in the country in Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) space, featuring several general purpose FTZ sites totaling more than 10,000 acres of space for storage and/or processing. In addition, four manufacturing subzones are used in the assembly of automobiles, automobile parts, and agricultural chemicals. The Kansas City trade zones handle more volume than those of Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Read more

International Relations Council of Greater Kansas City

The International Relations Council (IRC) is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves the Greater Kansas City area. IRC is the region’s leading organization for world affairs programming for all ages. Since its founding in 1954, IRC has hosted many world leaders, including cabinet level officials, ambassadors and leaders from business, media, politics, government and education. Read more

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City

The International Trade Council (ITC) promotes global trade through focused commercial education and networking to support the Greater Kansas City area. The group has been helping businesses and individuals compete globally since 1944. Read more

Global Ties KC

Global Ties KC is a non-profit volunteer service organization whose purpose is to improve global understanding and make peace through exchange programs between international visitors and Americans in our communities. Read more

Kansas Department of Commerce

The Export Assistance and Marketing section of the Kansas Department of Commerce provides individualized counseling and expertise to Kansas companies expanding their export markets. KSDOC staffs work with you to help assess your company’s export readiness, research potential export markets and explain the export process. Read more

Kansas Small Business Development Center

Eight regional KSBDC centers and nine outreach centers combine the resources of a professional staff, the state’s best educational institutions, the private sector, and government at all levels. KSBDC provides high-quality, one-on-one business management counseling, educational programs and practical information that enable small businesses to effectively compete in today’s market. Read more

KC SourceLink

KCSourceLink connects a network of 170+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses. We facilitate the linking of these resource organizations to one another and to established, emerging and start-up small businesses throughout the region. Read more

Mid-America District Export Council

The District Export Councils contribute leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach. Read more

Missouri Department of Economic Development

The mission of the Missouri International Trade and Investment office is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports. Frontline market entry. MODED’s experienced, multilingual staff offers quality export assistance that will ensure your competitive success. Read more

Missouri Small Business Development and Technical Center

MO SBTDC experts can help you. The Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) help businesses in every stage. From concept to start-up, growth to renewal, mature to succession. We are here to help you succeed at every point. MO SBTDC experts are located statewide. Read more

Port Authority of Kansas City Missouri

The Port Authority of Kansas City, MO., serves as a public redevelopment organization for the purpose of generating new capital investment for both private venture and public infrastructure in order to produce new job opportunities, an increased tax base and for the overall economic vitality of Kansas City. Read more

The City of Kansas City Missouri

The City Manager’s Office focuses on protocol and international affairs to maintain and advocate for Kansas City’s position as a center of international trade and business activity. Our goal is to create and maintain working relationships with government agencies, consular corps, chambers and international trade offices in order to maximize the City’s opportunities to direct public policy, increase revenue and foster its growing stature as a global city. Read more