Business Community

CIBER helps companies, especially small and mid-size enterprises, to stay competitive in a global marketplace.

Educational Workshops

CIBER co-hosts events about export opportunities and international markets. Recent events include:

For a full list of events, please see the Carlson Global Institute Events page.

Chinese Language and Culture for Business

Doing business in China requires knowing how language and culture influence Chinese business relationships. CIBER, the Confucius Institute, and the China Center at the University of Minnesota offer half-day cross-cultural training sessions focused on communications in business settings, negotiating, hosting guests and networking. For more information or to arrange a customized session for your company, please contact 

MSP Export Initiative

The Brookings Institution, in partnership with multiple state and local leaders including the University of Minnesota, has facilitated a collaborative planning process to double exports from the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area between 2012 and 2017. This economic development initiative is in its implementation phase.

Learn more about the MSP Export Initiative (368.47 KB) and view the MSP Export Initiative Roadmap and Resources (981.37 KB)

MN Export Statistics

Total Minnesota exports, including services, were estimated at $33 billion in 2013.

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