American Exporter

Get help with international markets:

1 - Grow your existing international markets
2 - Reach new international markets
3 - Build trust with online presentation
4 - Setup export B2B appointments
5 - Measure and manage your international success

Individual B2B meeting

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Webinar with B2B meetings

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Funding Opportunity

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade and Export US Small Business Administration brand Promotion (STEP) Grant Program, which provides grants to States to carry out export programs that assist eligible small business concerns. The aim of the STEP Program is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. 

Ohio

Funds are available from the ODSA for the Ohio Online Global programs; building and marketing country specific websites to grow your exports and business internationally. IMAGE offers grant support for activities associated with new international digital marketing initiatives, including the Ohio Online Global Program.
For more information contact Andrew Borst, ODSA, Export Assistance Program Manager on 614-728-6733 and [email protected] or link to the IMAGE Grant Website 

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Michigan

The Michigan State Trade Export Program (MI-STEP) works to increase the number of small business exporters and increases the value of exporters for those who currently trade overseas. Michigan’s Regional Export Network (REN) coordinates the Pure Michigan State Trade Export Promotion program applications and delivery of services in collaboration with the MEDC and its strategic export partners. The MEDC supports Michigan Online Global program customers with opportunities to offset eligible program expenses. Company participants may connect directly with their International Trade Manager to learn more about the MI-STEP grant reimbursement process. Find out more below.
Alyssa Tracey, Director of International Trade [email protected] T (517) 243 4523

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Indiana

The Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) program assists Indiana small businesses in developing and expanding export-related activities, opening up new markets for Hoosier-made goods around the world. The IN-STEP program aims to continue building on this momentum by assisting small businesses in identifying, marketing and selling their products or services around the world. Under the program, eligible small businesses may apply with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for reimbursements of export-related activities like participating in international trade missions, foreign trade shows and export educational programs, as well as other export services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information contact Roger Howard, International Trade Coordinator at the IEDC on 317.766.1416 and [email protected] or link to the IN-STEP website

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Wisconsin

WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCESS GRANT (IMAG) Funds are available from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) for the Online Global programs; building and marketing country specific websites to grow your exports and business internationally. The WEDC International Market Access Grant (IMAG) will offer grant support for activities associated with new international marketing initiatives, including the Wisconsin Online Global Programs. Wisconsin companies can apply for the IMAG to be reimbursed for specific expenses associated with executing their international export activities. Project level funding is up to $10,000. If a company has graduated from the ExporTech program, then they are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 for assistance in implementing their export strategy. COLLABORATIVE MARKET ACCESS GRANT (CMAG) This program is designed to help industry associations, alliances, agencies, nonprofits, regional economic development organizations or other state/local departments located in Wisconsin to work with Wisconsin companies to increase exports. This grant provides pass-through reimbursed funds. Organizations may apply for up to $150,000 to provide assistance of no more than $15,000 per Wisconsin company per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Katy Sinnott,  Vice-President of International Business: 608.210.6838
Aaron Zitzelsberger, International Grants Manager: 608.210.6734
Francisco Carillo, Market Development Director: 608.210.6757

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Illinois

The Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) opens overseas markets for Illinois companies and promotes foreign direct investment in Illinois. OTI strives to raise Illinois’ profile as a global business leader through a network of professionals focused on improving the state’s economy through international sales growth and partnerships. With headquarters in Chicago and six foreign offices around the world, the Department of Commerce's Office of Trade and Investment is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses expand their global reach and export abroad. Illinois’ State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) program provides Illinois’ small businesses with both financial and technical assistance to increase their exports. The ISTEP program includes 5 options for Illinois’ companies to grow their export sales, including website localization. Financial assistance is available for website localization which consists of website translation services, localization for foreign markets, and search engine optimization for companies to increase opportunities for export success. Financial assistance for 50% of costs, not to exceed $6,000 per company.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ILLINOIS EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT AN OTI TRADE SPECIALIST
Margo Markopoulos, Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Trade and Investment Email: [email protected] Call: 312.814.3116
Iwona Bochenska, International Trade Specialist – Europe Email: [email protected] Call: 312.814.6029
Atul Nair, Illinois State Trade & Export Promotion (ISTEP) Email: [email protected] Call: 312.814.2091
Sam Ntum, International Trade Specialist – Africa & Middle East Email: [email protected] Call: 312.814.8480
Chris Sedgwick, International Trade Specialist – Canada & Latin America Email: [email protected] Call: 312.204.9480

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Missouri

The Global Market Access Program (G-MAP) is a cost-sharing program that helps Missouri small businesses participate in international trade shows, missions, and events to get their products in front of a global audience. G-MAP will reimburse 50%, up to $6,000, of the cost of the Online Global Programs. The MO STEP=UP Grant is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade and Export US Small Business Administration brand logoPromotion (STEP) Grant Program, which provides grants to States to carry out export programs that assist eligible small business concerns. The aim of the STEP Program is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. The MO STEP=UP Grant will reimburse up to $6,000. Missouri agribusinesses eligible to apply.Missouri Department of Agriculture company logo Please contact Ms. Brenda Verslues, Domestic & International Marketing Manager, Missouri Department of Agriculture at [email protected] for more details. CONTACT US AND DOWNLOAD THE MISSOURI ONLINE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MISSOURI EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGER

Ann Pardalos Managing Director for Missouri Office: 573-751-6605 Mobile: 573-694-8984 Email: [email protected] 
Beatrice Quarella International Trade Specialist – Europe, Middle East & India Office: 573-751-4982 Mobile: 573-301-8498 Email: [email protected]
Ruth Tucker, Missouri International Trade Manager Office: 573-526-4967 Mobile: 573-291-5172 Email: [email protected]
Antonio Azevedo International Trade Manager – The Americas. Office: 573-526-4537 Mobile: 573-694-0626 Email: [email protected]
Natascha Lord, Missouri International Trade Specialist – The Americas Office: 573-522-6524 Mobile: 573-645-8219 Email: [email protected]

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Vermont

A State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant has been awarded to Vermont by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is administered by the Vermont Department of Economic Development. Funding assistance is available to eligible Vermont businesses to support entry into foreign markets or expand international export activity through trade shows, trade missions, market research, and export education. Eligible Vermont businesses may apply to receive reimbursements for up to 75 percent of pre-approved, allowable, export-related expenses, up to a maximum of $20,000 per calendar year for up to four (4) of the following activities (a separate application must be submitted for each activity):

Tim Tierney, Director of Business Recruitment and International Trade, Vermont Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development tel:+18025055496 [email protected] 
Hilary DelRoss, Senior Economic Development Specialist & State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Manager, Vermont Department of Economic Development, Agency of Commerce and Community Development tel:+18026224337 [email protected] 

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New Hampshire

The Division of Economic Development is committed to helping businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper in New Hampshire. New Hampshire’s Office of International Commerce works with companies and manufacturers of all sizes to connect them to a world of opportunity in overseas markets. Our knowledgeable team offers information, training and customized services to help your business access the global marketplace.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NEW HAMPSHIRE EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER
Tina Kasim, Program Manager T: 603-271-0322
Rachel Adams, International Trade Officer T: 603-271-0323

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Description

IBT Online works with The Maine International Trade Center (MITC) to deliver the Maine Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Maine companies.
IBT Online works with the Massachusetts Export Center to deliver the Massachusetts Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Massachusetts companies.
IBT Online works with Export Delaware to deliver the Delaware Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Delaware companies


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Keywords

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Maine

MITC is Maine’s leading source for international business assistance. It is a public-private partnership, funded through the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, membership dues of nearly 300 businesses and organizations, and corporate sponsor contributions.

http://mitc.com/
http://www.maine.gov/decd/

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Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) and the Massachusetts Export Center, is pleased to announce the Massachusetts State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). MOITI, through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will provide grants to eligible Massachusetts small businesses for the purpose of increasing export sales of their goods and services. Grants under the STEP program will be capped at $12,000 per business to reimburse for costs associated with pre-approved projects, activities or services undertaken during the period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Find out more below. MASSACHUSETTS EXPORT EXPO 2019 IBT Online sponsored the event and presented the marketing workshop on how to Get Found, Be Understood, and Make Global Sales. If you'd like to have a copy, download the presentation below.
Download the presentation here
https://info.ibt.onl/mass-og
https://www.msbdc.org/export/step/

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Rhode Island

The John H. Chafee Center at Bryant University provides comprehensive international trade services to help your business expand into international markets. It has been awarded funding from the Small Business Association’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). “STEP is important to our local businesses and Rhode Island’s economy, as exports are a proven way to add jobs, increase profits and promote continued business growth in Rhode Island.” – Ray Fogarty, director of Bryant’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT RHODE ISLAND EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER 
Linda Woulfe, Assistant Director/ STEP Project Director E [email protected] T (401) 232-6525
Kathy Therieau, Business Advisory Group Executive E [email protected] T (401) 278-9139 

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Delaware

Export Delaware is the official international program of the State of Delaware. Export Delaware offers guidance and resources to help companies succeed. One-on-one assistance is customized specifically to companies' needs, including strategic research and analysis of product, target market, market opportunities and conditions, business matchmaking, pricing guidelines and more.
The State of Delaware STEP Grant Program is a cost-sharing program that helps Delaware small businesses participate in international business trips, trade shows, and events to get their products or professional services in front of a global audience. Delaware’s program will reimburse 50%, up to $7,000 per grant year, of the cost of website translation, optimization, and localization. Please contact Export Delaware should you require additional funds for website globalization, as this may be possible.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)The USA Small Business Administration company logo State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program, which provides grants to states to carry out export programs that assist eligible small business concerns, is being used to fund this activity in addition to State of Delaware funds. The aim of the STEP Program is to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. Companies must contact Export Delaware and apply for a STEP grant to be eligible. The application is easy and takes only minutes to complete.

Beth Pomper, Director of International Business Development for Export Delaware. Email: [email protected]
Emma Pautler, Marketing Director for Export Delaware. Email: [email protected]
Cynthia Kane, Special Assistant to the Delaware Secretary of State.
http://www.export.delaware.gov/

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Virginia

IBT Online is a VEDP recognized Trade Partner, we have committed our Virginia Online Global services and expertise to assist all VEDP – International Trade clients. The VEDP offers a number of programs and grants to help Virginia companies grow their international sales including the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program. VALET is a two-year international business acceleration program. Companies that are accepted into VEDP programs can be reimbursed for Virginia Online Global expenses. As well as the VALET program above, VEDP can reimburse companies up to $6,000 for a number of international marketing media related expenses, including website development and localization. Find out more below, or contact VEDP to apply and to confirm the reimbursement guidelines for each program.
CONTACT US AND DOWNLOAD THE VIRGINIA ONLINE GLOBAL PROGRAM BROCHURE
Stephanie Agee, Vice President, International Trade, providing leadership and oversight of programs designed to support Virginia companies in growing their international sales

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North Carolina

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), offers qualifying North Carolina businesses up to $3,000 for airfare and lodging expenses related to exhibiting jointly with the EDPNC at an international trade show or on their own; up to $5,000 to register an individual trade show booth; up to $10,000 total in website localization projects, and up to $6,000 total in design of marketing media. The STEP program provides you with a grant of $10,000 for your North Carolina Online Global Programs, so your business will benefit from best-practice, optimally localized business development websites, so your company will be found, be understood, and be easy to do business with in your target markets. Find out more below.
Mike Hubbard, Director of International Trade [email protected] T 919-447-7757 Mike Hubbard currently serves as the Director of International Trade for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC). 
Jen Vogelsberg, STEP Program Manager [email protected] T 919-447-7778
Michael Cole, International Trade Manager [email protected] T 919-447-7752 Industries: Life Science, Medical, Chemical, Plastics, Personal Care, Nanotechnology, Environmental Technology, Green/Sustainable industries
Kuldip Wasson, Director, Global Operations [email protected] T 919-447-7758 Industries: Telecommunications, Computers, Electronics, Defense & Security

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Tennessee

TennesseeTrade (TNTrade), TNECD’s export promotion initiative located within the International Division, places an emphasis on increasing exports for the state’s small and medium size businesses by diminishing the cost and uncertainty around exporting.
https://www.tn.gov/

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Alabama

Most commonly known as the state agency for economic development, the Alabama Department of Commerce has one mission – to create jobs in Alabama. Led by Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, the Alabama Department of Commerce works with economic development professionals and organizations, chambers of commerce and companies throughout the state. The International Trade Division assists Alabama businesses with export promotion and development. Alabama manages international business through a variety of touchpoints: professional development, first-class trade missions, distribution of qualified point-to-point international leads, and excellent trade publications. Alabama’s team approach to economic development is evident in the state’s international trade efforts – the Export Alabama Alliance (EAA) is a seamless network of international trade organizations that share the fundamental objective of helping Alabama companies to grow their business internationally. This strong alliance of local, state and federal organizations works together to develop and coordinate programs to facilitate the export of Alabama’s goods and services overseas.
http://www.madeinalabama.com/business-development/export-and-trade/ 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ALABAMA EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER 
Hilda Lockhart Director of International Trade Email: [email protected] Call: (334) 242-0442
Beau Lore International Trade Specialist Email: [email protected] Call: (334) 242-0450
Jeremy Wolfe International Trade Specialist Email: [email protected] Call: (334) 353-1702
 

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Florida

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. EFI is the state’s primary entity for trade and export development supporting nearly 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. Florida-based companies looking to expand internationally can take advantage of the comprehensive exporting assistance service provided by EFI. EFI promotes and supports the Florida Online Global programs with annualized grants of >$8,000. Find out more below.
Alejandra Henao E [email protected] T (305) 808-3670
Andrea Moore E [email protected] T (850) 469-8989
Larry Bernaski E [email protected] T (904) 359-9350
Joseph Bell E [email protected] T (305) 808-3670
Mike Cooney E [email protected] T (407) 956-5678
John Diep E [email protected] T (561) 832-8339

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Oklahoma

Companies of all sizes can benefit from exporting their products to markets outside of the United States. Selling to international markets opens your business to the 96% of the world’s consumers located in other countries. These new markets and customers also diversify your customer base and improve your company’s ability to weather changes and seasonal variability in the domestic market. When American companies sell internationally they benefit from the reputation of the U.S. for innovation, quality and honest business practices. The Oklahoma STEP Fund makes up to $10,000 matching-fund grants available to assist small Oklahoma businesses with starting or growing their exports. Funds help small companies attend major international business events to gain new business-to-business relationships and expand sales to customers outside of the United States. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OKLAHOMA EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGER
Jesse Garcia, International Trade Specialist Email: [email protected] p. 405-815-5136 | c. 405-312-3088

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Arkansas

World Trade Center Arkansas (WTCA) believes Arkansas can offer the world exceptional opportunities. The trade directors bring businesses and government agencies together to increase Arkansas’ exports and to strengthen the state’s presence throughout the world. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ARKANSAS EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER
Denise Thomas, World Trade Center Arkansas Director of External relations E [email protected] T (479) 418-4821
Sam Cushman E [email protected] T (479) 418-4803
Randy Ortiz E [email protected] T (501) 749-7484
Grow your exports, sales, brand and business online and globally. WTCA Arkansas' Online Global program Learn. Plan. Export. WTCA state trade events and Exportech
https://arwtc.org/website-localization-international-online-marketing/
https://arwtc.org/state-trade-events/
http://ibt19.website/partners/exportech-1/
 

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New Mexico

The Office of International Trade was created by the legislature within the New Mexico Economic Development Department to support job creation, retention, and expansion by assisting New Mexico companies to capitalize on opportunities in the competitive global marketplace. Success in the export market is critical for small and mid-size companies since it is estimated that 96 percent of consumers are located outside the U.S. By recent estimates companies that export pay higher salaries on average and have reported a 32 percent increase in revenue as opposed to a 19 percent decrease among those companies who only pursue the domestic market. The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is an export initiative to make matching-fund grants for states to assist “eligible small business concerns,” or ESBCs to enter and succeed in the international marketplace. Services under the STEP Program are funded in part by SBA, but are provided to eligible small business concerns – or “STEP Clients” - by STEP grant recipients located in most US states and territories. The program’s objectives are to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting, and to increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NEW MEXICO EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGER
Edward R. Herrera, Director, Office of International Trade [email protected] T 505-827-0315

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California

The Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) program is a sub-program of California STEP, which provides grants to eligible California small businesses for specific export promotion related expenses, including website localization. The California small business must meet specific eligibility requirements. ICEP is a competitive application process, so not all applications will be funded. Details can be found at www.californiaexport.org/icep FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT CALIFORNIA EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER
Jeffrey Williamson Director, California State Trade Expansion Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, California State University, San Bernardino www.californiaexport.org Email: [email protected] Tel: (714) 951-5446

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Oregon

Business Oregon's Global Strategies team helps Oregon businesses access global markets to enhance Oregon's position in the global economy. In cooperation with state, local and federal partners, Business Oregon helps small- and medium-sized Oregon companies become exporters and helps existing exporters access new markets.
PROMOTING BUSINESS OREGON AND LOCAL COMPANIES AT TRADE SHOWS IBT Online has supported Business Oregon in their mission to help Oregon companies grow their business and exports to Europe via participation at leading global and European trade shows. IBT Online helped build dedicated websites in three languages for Hannover Messe, OutDoor, ISPO and Eurobike events in order to increase visibility of Business Oregon and its companies. We optimized the sites for search engines and marketed them with paid search, social media and social media paid advertising. Please visit Business Oregon EU Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels.
http://www.oregon4biz.com/

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Idaho

As the lead economic development agency for the State of Idaho, the mission of the Idaho Department of Commerce is to foster a business friendly environment to aid in job creation, support existing companies, strengthen communities and market Idaho to: Grow and expand the economy by supporting the expansion and retention of Idaho businesses and attraction of new businesses to the state Cultivate the development of new businesses and job opportunities across targeted industry sectors Expand Idaho’s tourism and recreation industries Guide Idaho businesses in exports of goods and services to the world and encourage foreign investment in Idaho Encourage communities to be prepared for business growth through infrastructure development and site readiness Invest in development of new innovative research through public private partnerships As Idaho's strongest industry, agriculture is a way of life for communities across our state. Idaho Commerce is partnering with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture who serve and regulate this cornerstone industry and implements ISDA's international and domestic marketing and promotional efforts.
https://agri.idaho.gov/main/
Tina Salisbury, Senior International Trade Specialist & STEP Grant Project Director Tel: 208.287.3164 Email: [email protected] Industry Sector Assignments: • Outdoor Recreation and Sporting Goods • Energy
Andrea Vlassis-Zahn , International Trade Specialist & STEP Grant Project Director Tel: 208.780.5139 Email: [email protected] Industry Sector Assignments: • Transportation/Logistics incl. Aerospace • Information Technology incl. Smart Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing
Sharon Adams, International Trade Specialist Tel: 208.287.3152 Email: [email protected] Industry Sector Assignments: • Health Care - Cosmetics/Personal Care Products - Medical Products/Equipment • Equine and Pet Products • Services • Higher Education - Study in Idaho Campaign
Mitchell Ehlke, International Trade Specialist Tel: 208.780.5151 Email: [email protected] Industry Sector Assignments: • Arms & Ammo • Safety & Security, Defense • Wood and Lumber • Construction/Building • Heavy Equipment including • Safety & Security, Defense • Mining Products and Services • Agricultural Products and Equipment
Jennifer Verdon, Manager Tel: 208.287.3165 Email: [email protected]
Laura M. Johnson, Bureau Chief Tel: 208.332.8533 Email: [email protected]

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Montana

The Montana STEP grant, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, helps new and experienced exporters with expanding in to new international markets. Exporters can get a 50% reimbursement of the cost of international marketing activities to help offset the risk of trying out new markets or new tactics. Find out more below. MONTANA ONLINE GLOBAL PROGRAM: PARTICIPATION Eligible to participate: Montana manufacturers and professional services providers from all regions of the state are eligible to participate in the program. The minimum qualifications for the Montana Online Global Program are: Must be located and registered in the state of Montana Must be in business for a minimum of one year period ending on the date on which assistance is provided Must meet size definitions used by the SBA CONTACT US ABOUT THE MONTANA ONLINE GLOBAL PROGRAM FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MONTANA EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TRADE MANAGER
Angie Deyoung, International Trade Manager [email protected] T (406) 841-2783
Kate Willcockson, International Trade Officer [email protected] T 406-841-2750
Canon Luerkens, International Marketing Officer [email protected] T 406-841-2724

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North Dakota

The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is dedicated to providing the North Dakota community with expertise and resources to grow business through trade. Founded in 2004 as a membership-based, private/public partnership, the NDTO assists its members in export expansion through education, research, and organization of trade missions, reverse missions and other educational and networking events. Additionally, the NDTO advocates on behalf of businesses that help strengthen the state’s economy through exports. The NDTO collaborates with a variety of trade service providers as well as state and federal partners to ensure that NDTO members and North Dakota exporters are set up for success in the global marketplace. The main office for the NDTO is located in Fargo, ND, with an additional office in Bismarck, ND. The USA Small Business Administration company logo STEP ND, funded in part by a grant with the US Small Business Administration, is a financial reimbursement program designed to assist small North Dakota businesses in expanding their exports to new and existing international markets. Eligible businesses can be reimbursed up to $10,000 for approved international marketing activities designed to increase their exposure in chosen export markets. Click here for more information and to apply for STEP ND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA EXPORT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS CONTACT YOUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE MANAGER
Jiwon Kim International Business Executive A photo of Jiwon Kim International Business Executive Office: 701-929-6711 Email: [email protected]
Amanda Nordick Communications & Administrative Manager A portrait photo of Amanda Nordick Communications & Administrative Manager Office: 701-929-6710 Email: [email protected]
Lindsey Warner Director of Operations A photo of Lindsey Warner Director of Operations Office: 701-929-6712 Email: [email protected]

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