Luz Hopewell is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Hopewell works to enhance the ability of small businesses...
Office of International Trade: Arkansas
Federal Funding: $320,358
The Arkansas STEP project will undertake three important efforts during the 12-month project period:1) implementation of an overall exporting program to assist eligible small business concerns in Arkansas; 2) participation by small businesses in high-quality outbound and inbound trade missions and sales trips coordinated by World Trade Center Arkansas (WTC AR); and 3) enabling of WTC AR to serve as a resource for Arkansas small businesses in foreign trade and exporting activities to align with and represent the U.S. Department of Commerce’s interests to receive education, training, and related services in preparation for increased foreign trade and exporting.