Rural Factory
Rural Export Success is Our Goal
There are over a dozen proven strategies that have already demonstrated success for over five years. RAISE expands access to these services to firms around the nation. Hear from some of our clients about their experience using the RAISE research service as well as other services now offered by the Rural Export Center.

Rural Testimonials

Rural Client Testimonials

“Working with US Commercial Services out of Kansas City and North Dakota has helped us have a bullseye approach with selling globally.” – Kurt Miller, Heritage Tractor, Baldwin City, KS
“The entire process was engaging and interactive.  Throughout both phases our needs and desires were listened to and incorporated into the workflow and results.  We know our products and services, CS has access to data and that we do not have.  This was a great pairing to help us find new potential markets, quickly, accurately, and affordably. The recommendations presented in the final research report gives us a path to move forward.  I look forward to working with the CS staff in the countries we selected to move from research to on-ground work. The volume of information provided was incredible.  Thankfully, the matrix was easy to use and the research report was concise, with the extra information provided as links and references.” – Zak Allen, Bismarck State College 

“Our association members found the US Commercial Services “Market Research Report on Woodworking Machinery Exports” to be eye-opening and useful. The Commercial Services team in Fargo, ND conducted extensive research on 9 key markets for this machinery. It was eye-opening to see how little US machinery is sold in some of these markets, relative to that from other competitive export markets. The demographic and contact information for key “buyers” and dealers in these markets will be invaluable as we move forward with our plans to pursue these markets.” - Fred Stringfellow, Wood Machinery Manufacturers Association
“The in-depth research has opened our minds. We appreciated seeing economic data, information on regulations and a landed cost to have a realistic in-country pricing estimate. We decided to take action in three countries after receiving in-depth country and buyer information for those countries.” - Cory Melland, President, PS Industries, Grand Forks, ND
“The in-depth research, coaching and in-market connections were game changers for our company. After ten years of skepticism toward global opportunity, we now have the confidence to pursue our chosen markets.” - Jon Diems, Steffes, Dickinson, ND

“We have gained new go-to marketing strategies, procedures and a mindset for global sales. Our in-depth market research report led to Germany, which led to direct contact with relevant contacts. Priceless!” - Kevin Christensen, Palmer Bit Co., Williston, ND

“We became emboldened to overcome obstacles and now we have an action plan with defined steps. It’s not such a hit or miss now. We actually have a strategy.” - Beth Ehlis, FunShine Express, Dickinson, ND