About the California Center
The Milken Institute California Center is dedicated to identifying solutions to strengthen California’s role as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology, and business. By focusing on the connection between government policy and the state’s economy, we can ensure that the steps we take today will improve the future of California, the U.S., and the world at large.
Identify key gaps in transportation, energy, housing, and water infrastructures to ensure the state’s long-term economic and social prosperity.
Address structural barriers that are inhibiting the state’s ability to attract, retain, and grow businesses.
Small Business and Trade
Grow small business and exports to strengthen California’s position as a global nexus for trade, manufacturing, and technological innovation.
Engage with public and private sectors to make California a place that can educate, train, attract, and retain skilled talent within the state’s key industries and regions.
Advocate for policies that strengthen California’s position as a global leader in trade, entertainment, technology, agriculture, aerospace, and manufacturing.
New to Export 101
The Milken Institute’s California Center has launched a new program called New to Export 101 (“NTE 101”) to help local New-to-Exporting manufacturers (“NTEs”) distribute their products abroad.
It reflects the Center’s dedication to identifying solutions to strengthen California’s role as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology and business, and the Milken Institute’s overall mission to stimulate economic growth and create jobs.
NTE 101-Los Angeles – our pilot effort – will provide each participating NTE with a mentor to guide them through a standardized set of services to ensure they receive the knowledge, training, and support they need to succeed. This is particularly important when manufacturers must engage with multiple export assistance agencies and organizations.
NTE 101 services include assessments, counseling, and training to help participants identify target markets, develop export market plans, find overseas buyers and distributors, secure export financing and insurance, comply with regulations, and ultimately deliver their product.
NTE 101 will also coordinate and streamline export assistance resources and services.
Learn More About New to Export 101
If you are a Los Angeles area manufacturer that has shown reasonable success distributing to U.S. markets
and are interested in exporting abroad, please contact Maurice Kogon, Director of NTE 101- Los Angeles.
If you are an export assistance service provider interested in learning more about the NTE 101 initiative,
please contact Carolyn Karo at the Milken Institute.