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SIDO is the only national organization dedicated to supporting state trade and investment programs. Through SIDO state international trade professionals are able to share best practices, access professional development activities, and advocate the interests of their agencies.

Available Levels of Membership

Full Membership ($2200) – Open to organizations acting as lead economic development agency for individual states/regions)

  • Discounted registration fees for SIDO Annual Conference and events
  • Access to all SIDO Annual Conference sessions and committee meetings
  • Eligible to run for vacant SIDO board positions (two per region)
  • Regular updates on SIDO activities and advocacy initiatives
  • Access to members-only section of the SIDO website



“I find Enterprise Florida’s involvement in SIDO extremely beneficial. Not only does it provide the opportunity to meet with colleagues from all parts of the country and learn from each other by sharing information on best practices and new initiatives, but SIDO also provides a vital advocacy forum for the states to work together on federal issues of common interest.”

Manny Mencia
Sr. Vice President, International Trade & Business Development, Enterprise Florida, Inc.

“SIDO has been an invaluable asset for Missouri’s International Trade & Investment Office by providing unfettered access to an extensive network of trade experts and policy advisors. The critical linkages we have been able to develop through SIDO have opened doors to ground-breaking initiatives, best practices, and a variety of federal agencies and their important programs. The benefits of SIDO membership have helped to guide our efforts on behalf of Missouri exporters and our trade program is better for it!”

Ann Pardalos
Director of the Missouri International Trade and Investment Office

"For smaller states like Maine, it is critically important to make connections and stretch every last dollar of our budget. Investment in SIDO has given the Maine International Trade Center access to important policymakers and trade resources beyond our region, and directly benefits our program and the businesses and communities we serve."

Wade Merritt
Vice President, Maine International Trade Center