The Center has consulted with the State of Michigan International Business development Office in establishing Michigan trade offices in Lagos, Harare, and most recently, Johannesburg. In addition, the Outreach Program cooperates with the MSU Center for International Business, Education, and Research (CIBER) in their service to Michigan businesses. MSU/CIBER website, provides invaluable resource information on business opportunities in Africa. http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp
Building on this tradition, in 2004 the Center, as a project of national outreach, is cooperating with the MSU CIBER and a consortium of other CIBERs headquartered at the University of Memphis to provide curricular information about and experience in Africa for business faculty at number of HBCUs. The Center is playing a central role in developing and African area studies seminars (in the U.S.) and business study tours to Africa for business faculty from participating HBCUs.