Global Market Services

Use our global relationships and resources to expand beyond our borders

Why export?

More than 95 percent of the world’s population and two-thirds of the global purchasing power lies outside America’s borders, yet less than 1 percent of the 30 million businesses in the U.S. export.  Furthermore, 85 percent of economic growth will occur outside the United States over the next five years.  Exporting can be profitable for businesses of all sizes.  On average, sales grow faster, more jobs are created, and employees earn more than in non-exporting firms.

The Saratoga Partnership Global Markets Assistance Program

The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership has developed a strategy to increase the global competitiveness of Saratoga County and its businesses. Our program includes technical assistance for Saratoga County businesses that currently export or those seeking to expand into markets outside of the United States.  Our team’s extensive contacts with U.S. Government and New York State agencies and our knowledge of foreign markets and trade opportunities can help you to expand your reach. Let us help your business reach global markets through our programs and unique partnerships.

If you are interested in taking advantage of opportunities in global markets, please take our brief Global Markets Survey so we can better serve you.


  • One-on-one technical assistance with export plans
  • Guidance with regulations and requirements for exporting
  • Connections with federal, state agencies and regional entities, industry trade association, + think tanks
  • Advocacy – We will use our extensive connections to advocate on your behalf
  • Education, workshops, networking opportunities, + mentorship
  • Marketing assistance + trade missions

Our Partners


What New York State Can Do For You: Global NY

U.S. Small Business Administration Export Products

U.S. Small Business Development Center, Albany

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Export Assistance Center

US Department of Commerce – International Sales & Marketing Resources  Market Entry and Expansion

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Contact Us

Mary Estelle Ryckman, Global Markets Advisor, Business Retention and Expansion | O: 518.871.1887 | C: 518.338.2822

Mary Estelle Ryckman, a former U.S. trade negotiator, spent thirty years shaping global trade and investment policy at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington D.C.  Ms. Ryckman has extensive experience in the World Trade Organization, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, and with free trade agreements (NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, Central America, Chile, and Peru), trade dispute resolution, and bilateral investment treaties.  Ms. Ryckman was a commercial loan officer in Boston before joining the federal government.

Saratoga Partnership Adds Global Trade Expertise to Support Saratoga County Businesses