Exporting had never been on the mind of Tom Dickson, founder of Orem, Utah-based Blendtec, Inc. until he was approached by a staff member of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
“The state literally came to us and said, ‘We’d love to help you export products. We’ll help you go to these different countries and we’ll do everything we can.’ And they assigned a state [employee], who was from Austria, to help us in multiple countries. They were so helpful and it didn’t cost us a penny to get established.”