MEP also recognized a need to provide intensive support for companies as they develop export growth strategies. Research conducted by MEP and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) indicated that company leadership is challenged by the process of developing export plans and strategies - and not just by the management of export mechanics (such as documentation, shipping or compliance). Further, there was a need to explore new models of intensive export assistance to expand reach, by serving groups of companies rather one at a time. To foster global growth, and to assist companies with export planning (in an efficient group project format) MEP collaborated with USCS to develop ExporTech.
ExporTech™ is deployed using local MEP centers and the U.S. Commercial Service's USEACs (U.S. Export Assistance Centers) as well as other partners including District Export Councils, state trade offices and other federal, state, and local partners.