Tradebridge has a simple aim: To create NEW TRADE OPPORTUNITIES between Wexford & Savannah
So, why Wexford & Savannah?
The majority of Wexford famine emigrants settled in Savannah, Georgia. By the mid 1800s 25% of the white Savannah population was from Ireland and 56% of those Irish were from Co. Wexford.
Many of those Wexford people contributed greatly towards shaping the success of Savannah as we know it today. Savannah is now home to the second largest port on the East Coast of the USA.
In recent years excellent civic relations have been nurtured between Wexford & Savannah.
Tradebridge has come to life with a simple vision; to open new trade opportunities between the regions. This innovative collaboration is between Wexford Enterprise Centre, Wexford County Council . Savannah Economic Development Authority and World Trade Center Savannah. It is also fully supported by Enterprise Ireland and Wexford Chambers
The first phase of the initiative will see 5 Wexford companies exporting to Savannah and 5 Savannah companies exporting to Europe with Wexford as their test market & support hub. In both Wexford & Savannah Development Officers have been appointed with the sole aim of ensuring the success of those companies chosen to be part of Phase 1 of Tradebridge.
So what does a company need to be part of the phase one ?
- Established 18 months
- Be Savannah or Wexford based
- Be experienced exporting to any other region
- Closing date for expressions of interest is June 30 2018.
- Apply Now
Alison Stone Thompson is the Wexford Development Officer for Tradebridge. Alison brings over 20 years commercial experience to the table.
Alison has held strategic positions at DoneDeal, Meteor & O2 as well as having run her own business. To top it off she can trace her Wexford roots back to the mid 1800s.
Trey Rossiter is the Savannah Business and Trade Development Advisor for TradeBridge.
Experienced in industries as diverse as technology, consumer goods, finance, and healthcare, Trey is a seasoned professional.
He understands the unique challenges faced by businesses of all sizes. And, with the Rossiter name prevalent in both Wexford and Savannah, TradeBridge is a natural fit.