The International State: Crafting a Statewide Trade Development System

Carol Conway, William E. Nothdurft
January 1, 1996

The International State: Crafting a Statewide Trade Development System, by Carol Conway and William E. Nothdurft, 1996. The objective of trade development is to foster market-savvy firms that continuously adapt their products, operations and business alliances to compete effectively, and at global levels of quality, at home and in foreign markets. Here the co-authors draw on their three decades of experience in state economic development policy to review state trade programs, and conduct personal interviews with state trade office staff and other trade assistance practitioners from across the United States.