Rural Factory
Rural Team
The U.S. Commercial Service Rural Team helps U.S. based rural companies bring their products to world markets. Companies can work with us discover new international opportunities, find partners worldwide, and export their products to global markets. Because companies in rural areas are typically located far from international resources, the Rural Team specifically focuses on providing international expertise, export counseling, and resources to these companies.


Made in Rural America. Delivered Worldwide.

With over 100 offices throughout the United States (including nearly 100 CS staff members on the Rural Team) and offices in the U.S. Embassies and Consulates in over 80 countries all over the world, the U.S. Commercial Service is ready to help your company succeed. Interested in learning more about exporting from rural areas? Check out this 4 minute video to hear rural business people share their experiences as rural exporters.



Rural Resources

Rural Projects
Rural Research

Rural America’s Intelligence Service for Exporters (RAISE) provides rural U.S. companies one-on-one market intelligence from a team that identifies customized industry-specific insights and contacts. Being informed before you go helps build confidence and knowledge, making market entry more efficient.

Rural Successes
Rural Successes

Rural exporters come from every industry and every corner of America. Here is a sampling of rural export success stories featuring companies who have accomplished great things with the help of their local U.S. Commercial Service offices, the Rural Export Center, and the international offices housed in U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.

Exporting from Rural Areas

Seven experienced exporters share tips on gathering international market intelligence, including why and how to gather information, cleverly leveraging your existing network, things to research, and the step-to-step approach to success. 

Watch this series of six brief videos to learn from Export Experts as they share their best practices.