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STEP – State Trade Export Promotion Program

STEP – State Trade Export Promotion Program

Through a federal grant provided to the SBA (Small Business Association), states can apply for federal funding to help local manufacturers with their export efforts.  Each state can determine what route the funding will be used for.  Some states, like Wisconsin, Ohio, and California, are offering reimbursement to manufacturers who participate in training programs to learn about importing and exporting.  Other states, like Florida, are helping manufacturers enter the global marketplace by offering grants to be used for travel to international markets and to pay for the Department of Commerce Gold Key service.  This service will provide manufacturers with pre-screened appointments with buyers in international markets.

To learn what your funding your state is offering, you may visit the SBA website and search for “STEP” or go to the website for your states Department of Commerce.

Good luck on your export efforts!

We encourage you to contact us. Please call our training office directly at 352-364-4644. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.. – 5:00 p.m.. EST. Weekends and evenings by appointment.

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