This first-ever economic study of the U.S. Ocean Enterprise, published by U.S. NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System and co-authored by The Maritime Alliance, found more than 400 companies in 36 states generating $7 Billion in direct annual revenue that support 30,000 American jobs. These figures represent only the small fraction of the overall Blue Economy including firms focused on ocean observation, monitoring and forecasting.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its first global study of the Ocean Economy and conservatively estimates its value at $1.5 Trillion (2010) and growing to $3.0 Trillion by 2030. This study included a broad array of sectors including aquaculture, BlueTech, fisheries, recreation, & shipbuilding.
U.S. Commercial Service Marine Technology Team
Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.
Visit the USCS Marine Technology Team Webpage
Grow International Sales with EXIM Bank
The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM BANK) is a federal government agency that provides support for small business exporters by offering export credit insurance and working capital loan guarantees to fulfill export sales. With export credit insurance, you can obtain financial due diligence on foreign buyers, agents and distributors, and because the insurance covers you against nonpayment by foreign buyers, you can offer credit terms up front and close the deal faster!
Chat with your local EXIM Bank Representative, Sandra Donzella, by clicking here: http://grow.exim.gov/sandra-donzella