INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVISION
One North Capitol, Suite 700 Indianapolis, IN 40204
Director: Wm. Cyrus Reed
Int'l contact: Kristin Jones, deputy director Service: Assists manufacturer penetration of foreign markets by contacting agents, distributors and end-users.
INDIANA BUSINESS MODERNIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY CORP.
10 West Market Street, Suite 450 Indianapolis, IN 40204-2242
Pres.: Delbert Schuh
Service: Increases competitiveness and profitability of businesses by providing services including comprehensive business assessments, development of action plans and access to cost-effective resources. BMT also helps companies address industry-level concerns such as technology access, quality and workforce strategies through industry-specific programs and company alliances.
INDIANA PORT COMMISSION
150 W. Market St. #100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Exec. dir.: William J. Friedman
Int'l contact: Jody Peacock, dir. of comm.
Service: The Port Commission manages the development of Indiana's three public ports: Indiana's International Port/Burns Harbor in Portage on Lake Michigan, Southwind Maritime Centre near Evansville, and Clark Maritime Centre In Jeffersonville and a network of foreign trade zones.
INDIANA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK
One N. Capitol Indianapolis, IN 46204
Executive director: Debbie Bishop
Service: Offers a variety of services for new and existing businesses, including advice and assistance relating to international business. Locations around the state include: Bloomington Area SBDC, Bloomington, 812/339-8937: Columbus Regional SBDC, Columbus, 812/372-6480; East Central Indiana SBDC, Muncie, 765/284-8144; Greater Lafayette Area SBDC, Lafayette, 765/742-2394; Kokomo-Howard Co. SBDC, Kokomo, 765/454-7922; Northeast Indiana SBDC, Fort Wayne, 219/426-0040; Northwest Indiana SBDC, Portage, 219/762-1696; Richmond-Wayne Co. SBDC, Richmond, 765/962-2887; South Bend Area SBDC, South Bend, 219/282-4350; Southeastern Indiana SBDC, Madison, 812/265-3127; Southern Indiana SBDC, New Albany, 812/945-0266; Southwestern Indiana SBDC, Evansville, 812/425-7232; Terre Haule Area SBDC, Terre Haute, 812/237-7676.
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
ISTA Center, Suite 414,150 W. Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Asst. commissioner of agriculture: Joseph R. Pearson
Int'l contact: Andres Lelong, int'l. agri-trade specialist
Service: Assists Indiana Commissioner of Agriculture and serves as slate liaison to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Works with commodity groups, agricultural organizations, agribusinesses, international trade prospects, educational institutions and private Indiana citizens to promote the agriculture industry in the state of Indiana.
U.S. CUSTOMS SERVICE, INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
6801 Pierson Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46241
Port dir.: William Bell
Service: Prevents smuggling of contraband; levies duties on merchandise imported into the United States; offers information and assistance to importers on customs clearance procedures and operates the port of entry at the Indianapolis International Airport. Customs officials also are on duty at offices in Fort Wayne, Evansville and Terre Haute.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, EXPORT ASSISTANCE CENTER
11405 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 106 Carmel, IN 46032
Dir.: Mark A. Cooper
Service: Assists Indiana businesses in expanding exports, international sales and market share through promotion, counseling and partnerships with other organizations.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
429 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204
District dir.: Janice E. Wolfe
Int'l contact: Mark A. Beckman, loan specialist
Service: SBA provides export counseling and publications to small businesses, export workshops and training programs and financial assistance to exporters.
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND/OR MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Bank One Center/Tower, 111 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN 46204
President: Samuel L. Montgomery
Service: Membership organization comprised of Indiana bankers, lawyers, accountants, financial executives, and other professionals. Dedicated to improving the international expertise of Indiana's professionals.
INDIANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
115 W. Washington St. Suite 850 South Indianapolis, IN 46204
President & CEO: Christopher LaMothe
Int'l contact: Mark Lawrance, vice president
Service: The mission of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is to work proactively on behalf of its members and constituents. The chamber recognizes that this can best be achieved by providing a worldcompetitive business climate throughout the state in order to provide maximum opportunity for meaningful employment for all citizens of Indiana. The chamber does this by advancing thoughtful legislation and public policy and serving as the convenient source of reliable business information for our members.
INDIANA DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL
11405 N. Pennsylvania St. Carmel, IN 46032
Executive secretary: Mark A. Cooper
Service: Promotes exporting through counseling local businesses, identifying financing sources, supporting programs and services of Commercial Service Export Assistance Centers, building local partnerships with other organizations, and community education.
INDIANA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
1500 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317/638-1560 ext. 125
President: Dr. Scott T. Massey
Int'l contact: Dr. Ann Whitlock Swedeen, dir., int'l affairs & programs
Service: Collaborates with community organizations throughout Indiana to produce exhibits, lectures, performances, school programs, library and museum events, teachers' conferences and business forums to promote international understanding. Also makes grants to not-for-profit groups for international projects. Provides International Understanding Grants, through funding from Lilly Endowment Inc., to not-for-profit organizations in Indiana that partner with businesses, foundations or other private-sector groups on international humanities projects, including sister city initiatives.
INDIANA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
One American Square Suite 2400, Box 82012 Indianapolis, IN 46282
Pres.: Patrick J. Kiely
Int'l contact: Greg Zoeller, dir.
World Trade Center of Indiana
Service: Promotes Indiana manufacturer competition internationally through lobbying before legislature and regulatory bodies and through consulting with member companies.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SOCIETY
Department of Management, Kelley School of Business 254, Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405
Director of Student Services: Christine Davis
Service: A student organization that promotes interest in international business with meetings, activities and speakers.
INTERNATIONAL LAW SECTION, INDIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
230 E. Ohio St. Fourth Floor Indianapolis, IN 46204
Int'l contact: Dale G. Mohlenhoff, chair, International Law Section
Service: Association of attorneys practicing law in the area of international trade.
WORLD TRADE CENTER OF INDIANA
2400 One American Square Indianapolis, IN 46282
Director: Greg Zoeller
A foreign-trade zone is an area to which goods from abroad can be imported into Indiana without paying duties. No duty, quota or tax is imposed until the goods leave the zone and enter U.S. territory. If goods are re-exported, no Customs duty is levied.
CLARK MARITIME CENTRE, FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #170
5100 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Int'l contact: Patrick J. Mulligan, port dir.
Service: Maritime Industrial park. Many international companies have located manufacturing and distribution facilities with the port. Competitive rail and barge service is available.
FORT WAYNE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE # 182, FORT WAYNE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
110 W. Berry St. Suite 102 Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Int'l contact: Ola Schechter, director of international trade
Service: Import and export counseling, local directory of international trade service providers; World Trade Association.
GREATER INDIANAPOLIS FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
P.O. Box 51681 Indianapolis, IN 48251
Gen. Mgr.: Kent Ebbing
INDIANA'S INTERNATIONAL PORT/BURNS HARBOR AT PORTAGE
6625 South Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368
Int'l contact: Peter McCarthy, port director
Service: Indiana's International Port is a facilitator of maritime commerce and home to more than 25 maritime industrial tenants who are located on its 550-acre facility, with state-of-the-art material-handing equipment, modern storage facilities and liner service to and from Europe.
MICHIANA REGIONAL FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
P.O. Box 3559 South Bend, IN 46619
Int'l contact: Kenneth Kanczuzewski, zone manager
Service: K.A.K. LLC offers storage of imported and domestic goods providing exemption from Indiana inventory tax. Other benefits include deferment of customs duty, excise tax, internal revenue taxes and bonding fees until goods are transferred out of the zone, usually after goods are sold.
SOUTHWIND MARITIME CENTRE, FOREIGN TRADE ZONE #177
2751 Bluff Rd. Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Port director: Patrick Mulligan
Service: A public port serving Southwest Indiana; state-of-the-art cost effective...