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...
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Office of International Trade: Louisiana
Federal Funding: $796,000
The STEP program enables Louisiana to conduct 10 regional international business and export-focused workshops designed to educate 125 companies on the benefits, opportunities, and “ABC’s” of exporting, as well as country-specific seminars designed to educate 80 companies on the export climate and business strategies. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) plans to lead 35-40 companies on international trade missions/trade shows and to match 100 companies to either incoming reverse trade mission or trade show export leads. Further, LED plans to assist companies in their international business efforts by providing a partial reimbursement of their export promotion- related expenses.