Greater New York Chamber of Commerce 212-CHAMBER

Spotlight Event - May 22, 2024

World Trade Week Cocktail Networking Reception, Wednesday 5:30pm


How Important is Global Trade for New York City Businesses?

Global trade is immensely important for businesses in New York City. As one of the world's major financial centers and a hub for commerce and culture, New York City thrives on international trade. Richard Foy Regional Director of EXIM Export Import Bank of The United States along with Carmela Mammas, Director of New York U.S. Export Assistance Center presented a webinar on How to Grow Your Business Globally.

  1. Access to Markets: Global trade opens up access to markets around the world, allowing businesses in NYC to sell their products and services to a much larger customer base than they would have if limited to domestic trade alone.
  2. Diverse Customer Base: Engaging in global trade enables businesses in NYC to tap into a diverse customer base with varying needs and preferences. This diversity can help mitigate risks associated with economic downturns in specific regions or industries.
  3. Competitive Advantage: Participating in global trade can provide businesses in NYC with a competitive advantage by allowing them to leverage their unique products, services, or expertise on a global scale.
  4. Supply Chain Efficiency: Global trade facilitates access to a wide range of inputs and resources from different parts of the world, enabling businesses in NYC to optimize their supply chains for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  5. Innovation and Collaboration: Engaging in global trade often fosters innovation and collaboration as businesses interact with partners, suppliers, and customers from different countries, bringing new ideas, technologies, and approaches to the table.
  6. Economic Growth: The ability to engage in global trade contributes significantly to the economic growth of NYC by creating jobs, generating revenue, and attracting investment to the city.
  7. Cultural Exchange: Global trade promotes cultural exchange and understanding as businesses in NYC interact with people from diverse backgrounds, fostering a more interconnected and vibrant global community.

Overall, global trade is fundamental to the success and vitality of businesses in New York City, helping them thrive in an increasingly interconnected and competitive global economy