We want to help you grow your forest products business. That’s why the partnerships we cultivate at Forest Business Network do just that. Take a moment to browse our partnerships to see how you can (seriously) gain from our network.
Loans for Sustainable Forest Businesses
Are you in need of capital to grow your sustainable forest products business? ShadeFund is a loan program launched by The Conservation Fund and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities that helps sustainable forest product companies get much-needed funds. A ShadeFund loan can help you get additional capital for the purposes of certification, new equipment, additional inventory, or operational costs.
Building an Aviation Biofuels Industry in the Pacific Northwest
Woody biomass and the forest businesses that work with it may hold the key to a new industry. The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) aims to address the urgent national need for a domestic biofuel alternative for U.S. commercial and military air fleets by creating a viable aviation biofuel industry in the Pacific Northwest. NARA was a sponsor of the 2013 Small Log Conference (March 13-15) where they updated the forest products industry on their achievements to date.
World Trade, Webinars, and More
The Montana World Trade Center (MWTC) and Forest Business Network have been strong partners since early 2012. We first worked with MWTC on a webinar that highlighted international trade in forest products. MWTC also served on our 2013 Small Log Conference planning committee and supported the event as a Gold Sponsor. In early summer of 2012, we started working with MWTC to secure an international reverse trade mission (focusing on forest products) that attended the Conference, giving attendees a unique opportunity to connect with Chinese and South Korean log and lumber buyers. After the conference, the reverse trade mission spent four days in Western Montana to meet with producers and learn more about the Montana wood products industry.