New Castle-Henry County, Indiana is home to several international companies and has the resources to assist new and existing companies with international commerce.
Current international companies:
TS Tech – automotive supplier – Japan
American Keeper – automotive supplier – Japan
KVK U.S. Technologies Inc. – plastics – Germany
Outokumpu – stainless steel – Finland
DMG World Media USA – digital marketing – Great Britain
A list of resources to assist businesses operate on a global platform as outlined below:
The World Trade Club of Indiana, founded in 1967, is the only association in Central Indiana dedicated to promoting international business. Each day, we connect companies and individuals with the resources they need to be successful in conducting world trade. As a catalyst for global business, the World Trade Club creates opportunities for networking, education and information sharing.
The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets by providing world-class market research, trade events that promote U.S. products or services to qualified buyers, introductions to qualified buyers and distributors, and counseling through every step of the export process. The service also helps international companies find American suppliers of products and services.
The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites.
Kompass is a worldwide and domestic B to B information resource company that provides business contacts via a comprehensive database and an advertising platform that gives to your company international exposure to be contacted by purchasers from all around the world. Our goal is to help your company find a solution to locate new clients and increase sales by meeting new national and international clients, finding new suppliers, distribution networks and subcontractors.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency. The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the State of Indiana.
It’s Office of International Development has established 5 international offices in strategic locations throughout the world. Each office has a corresponding geographic international development specialist located in Indianapolis to facilitate communications between companies and overseas office staff. Indiana representative offices are located in: Australia, China, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.
The International Center of Indianapolis helps the greater Indianapolis community welcome and connect people of all cultures. The center provides global relocation and training programs, facilitates a visitors program for international delegations, and organizes foreign language support services.
U.S. Commercial Service has trade specialists in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries to work with your company to help you get started in exporting or increase your sales to new global markets. Their services include:
- World classmarket research
- Trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers
- Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors
- Counseling and advocacy through every step of the export process
The American Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AmChams) advance the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the United States. Currently there are 105 AmChams in 91 countries that are affiliated with the U.S. Chamberof Commerce.
The Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.
The Foreign Agricultural Service staffs 102 offices in 82 countries around the world.
Indianapolis International Airport is a major catalyst for economic development in the central Indiana region. The airport serves over 8.5 million passengers each year and has a new $1.1 billion passenger terminal building.
Located at the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis International Airport is also home to the second largest FedEx operation in the world and the United States Postal Service’s Eagle Network Hub. Due to the close proximity of these hubs, INzone which is Central Indiana’s foreign trade zone, allows users have a longer, more flexible shipping day for worldwide distribution of mail, cargo and freight. These logistical advantages are so popular that Central Indiana is home to 18 designated subzones.
The Ports of Indiana is a quasi-governmental organization that operates a statewide system of ports, foreign trade zones and economic development programs under the authority of the Indiana Port Commission, a seven-member bipartisan board appointed by the governor.
The state of Indiana annually ships about 70 million tons of cargo by water each year, which ranks 14th among all U.S. states. More than half of Indiana’s border is water, which includes 400 miles of direct access to two major international freight transportation arteries: the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway (via Lake Michigan) and the Inland Waterway System (via the Ohio River).