About Us

Missoula, MT is home to the University of Montana and the Montana World Trade Center.

Missoula, MT is home to the Montana World Trade Center.


MWTC is a program of The University of Montana. We strengthen Montana businesses through international trade while providing immediately relevant, hands-on opportunities for students to participate in the process.

Although more than 310 World Trade Centers operate worldwide, MWTC is unique in its relationship with The University of Montana. Integrating the extended resources available through the University system, MWTC provides a higher, more personalized level of service than typically received through World Trade Center membership. Compiling and analyzing information obtained through the World Trade Centers Association, governmental organizations, trade associations, professional networking, and comprehensive primary and secondary research, MWTC trade specialists and project managers can be an invaluable extension of your company’s capabilities.


Our History
A license to operate a World Trade Center for the State of Montana was transferred from private developers to the University of Montana and approved by the Board of Regents in 1995. MWTC is part of the World Trade Center Association (WTCA), which includes more than 300 World Trade Centers (WTCs) in 88 countries. Since its inception, the MWTC has undertaken a dual role as consultant and economic developer, assisting our member businesses to establish and strengthen international commercial capabilities while striving to develop untapped international trade opportunities throughout the State of Montana and the neighboring regions.


Our Mission
The mission of MWTC is to help Montana businesses establish or strengthen their international commercial capabilities through public-private partnerships, business networking and student education. The Center works to develop the untapped international trade opportunities for the state and region. This mission includes a heavy emphasis on providing experiential learning for students, technical assistance to businesses and promoting international economic development for Montana companies and industries.

The MWTC also incorporates the mission of the WTCA, which is peace and prosperity through trade.


The Montana World Trade Center is located in the Gallagher Business Building at the University of Montana.

The Montana World Trade Center is located in the Gallagher Business Building at the University of Montana.




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Export Training

The World Trade Center Denver Online Institute offers a growing portfolio of online courses that will educate you on the nuts and bolts of international trade. Learn more here.

Learn about TechEx

The TechEx Initiative helps Montana businesses in industries such as cloud computing, photonics, and bioscience move to the forefront of technical exports by bringing together an experienced team in international trade and technical law and offering practical training based on the every-day experience of real Montana companies. Learn more here.

Tailored Partnerships

Our corporate partnerships are tailored to meet the needs of our generous supporters. Some wish to receive recognition as sponsors, some wish to support student learning, some wish to receive appropriate referrals, and some wish to partner on educational workshops that are helpful for business development. Call us at (406) 243-6982. We're happy to craft a program that works best for you.