Idaho has, for the third year, been awarded with the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant! The STEP program is meant to increase the number of U.S. small businesses that export and to increase the value of exports by small businesses. Idaho is one of ONLY 24 states chosen as a grant recipient with a grant award valued at $347,278. Businesses that are eligible will be able to begin submitting their proposals in the next few weeks to receive funding for their exportation goals. Those who have received that grant in the past have experienced real growth and success…
STEP Grant funds have helped Rekluse build a worldwide brand and realize sales over the last two years. Future plans include export expansion into Latin American counties including Mexico, Brazil and Chile. – Alison Kelsey, Rekluse
The $1,400 we earned as a grant was key to 3 years of new business in 5 countries.– Susan Hooker, Cast Glance
Check out Idaho Commerce’s State Trade and Export Promotion page to see how your business can grow internationally with the help of a grant!