Wisconsin Exporters Online is an initiative created by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce in partnership with The Export Yellow Pages.

The Wisconsin Department of Commerce is the state's leading agency for fostering the growth and diversification of the economy of the state. The mission of the department is to drive retention and creation of quality jobs and promote safe, healthy communities. This mission is carried out through the administration of statewide business development programs, including export development assistance, minority- and women-owned business certification, entrepreneurship services, and economic development financing programs. The Department also manages the small business environmental assistance program, markets the state, invests in community development, and works to prevent homelessness. The Department protects the safety, health and welfare of residents through the administration of laws related to buildings and structures, plumbing and private sewage, underground tank systems, ground water protection and mechanical systems; occupational certifications and licenses; and administration of the management of the state's largest environmental fund.

The experienced staff of the Department's Bureau of Export Development work one-on-one with beginning and experienced exporters in order to assess the demand for Wisconsin-made products outside of the United States, help plan a firm's approach to international markets in a systematic fashion, and introduce Wisconsin businesses to potential customers, distributors, or partners in other parts of the world, as well as support service providers here in Wisconsin who can assist you in developing profitable international transactions.

The Export Yellow PagesTM has been a staple resource of the U.S. export community for over a decade. The directory provides dynamic search and detailed profiles and product catalogs for over 27,000 U.S. companies. Originally developed through a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, The Export Yellow Pages provides exporters and export service providers and the international trade community an easy to use, fast, and effective way to locate suppliers, establish contacts and conduct business.

The Export Yellow Pages is a highly-trafficked online and print business-to-business directory with a global reach that includes:

  • A foreign buyer network developed over its ten-year history
  • Community trade development organizations such as trade associations, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and international development organizations at the state level
  • Access and distribution online and in hundreds of trade shows attended worldwide

Wisconsin's partnership with The Export Yellow Pages leverages the online technology platform and extensive global trade community of the Export Yellow Pages brand. Through the "Wisconsin Exporters Online" global marketing program, we provide:
Wisconsin's Export Community
  • Visibility to the international trade community through Wisconsin Exporters Online
  • Additional market awareness through representation in proactive international outreach campaigns
  • A FREE Wisconsin Exporters Online membership plan that includes premium listing features
  • Opportunities to further increase visibility with upgraded membership plan options providing enhanced marketing features and inclusion in The Export Yellow Pages – the U.S.'s leading trade resource for U.S. suppliers, Exporters, and Trade Assistance providers – at substantial savings
International Buyers
  • Direct access to the high-quality suppliers in Wisconsin's export community
  • An easy-to-use, fast and convenient search tool to locate suppliers of specific goods and services through Wisconsin Exporters Online
  • Detailed profiles for each company in the directory that include offering descriptions and contact information
  • Safe and efficient communication tools to interact with current and prospective trade partners
  • Trade-ready suppliers looking for agent, distributorship, licensing and joint venture opportunities in addition to direct sales