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Office of International Trade: Louisiana

Office Information:

Louisiana Department of Economic Development
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA    70802

Contact:

Mr.  William Fousch
225 342-6443

Authorized Representative:

Ms.  Kristy Blankenship
Undersecretary
225-342-9658
225-342-5926

Federal Funding: $796,000

Description:

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.