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Mission Statement
The Office of Trade and International Relations provides export information, as well as technical and marketing assistance, to Montana companies pursuing commercial opportunities. We help Montanans prosper by diversifying their customer base and increase sales of Montana products and services.

 

Angie DeYoung

 

Angelyn DeYoung 
International Trade Director


Manages Office of Trade & International Relations for the Department of Commerce. Helps Montana businesses to assess market potential and to access State and Federal grants for marketing activities, and coordinates cooperative marketing opportunities such as Montana Pavilions at trade shows.

Phone:  (406) 841-2783
Email:    adeyoung@mt.gov

 

 

Katie Willcockson

 

Katie Willcockson 
International Trade Officer


Assists Montana businesses with market research, export compliance and logistics, and manages Montana’s Sister State relationships.  Also coordinates international diplomacy and relations activities, including trade missions.

Phone:  (406) 841-2750
Email:    kwillcockson@mt.gov

 

 

Canon Luerkens

 

Canon Luerkens 
International Marketing Officer


Assesses international market and industry potential, helping Montana businesses to access profitable domestic and international markets.  Also helps businesses with market research, export compliance, and logistics.

Phone:  (406) 841-2724
Email:    cluerkens@mt.gov

 


Accomplishments 

We're passionate about helping small business increase their international sales and strengthen Montana’s economy.

• Since 2013, ExportMontana has awarded nearly $1.2 million in grants to 456 Montana businesses, with a return on investment of $377 million in sales and 646 jobs created or retained. 

• In the last five years, ExportMontana has helped create or retain 646 jobs and provided technical assistance to 569 businesses.  

• In 2017, of the grants ExportMontana awarded, 50% were to new clients.  We travel to every region of the state to provide technical, compliance, and financial assistance to companies.

• Montana’s exports reached a record high of $1.7 billion in 2017.


MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | P.O. BOX 200533 | HELENA, MT 59620-0533 |  T: 406.841.2870 |  F: 406.841.2871 | TDD: 406.841.2702