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: New York
Federal Funding: $625,591
STEP funding supports the State of New York by advancing innovative public-private partnerships for the “Global Regions Exporting And Trading” (GREAT) initiative, building on the regional and industry cluster approach of export expansion and regional economic development strategies in the Governor’s Regional Council (RC) framework, the Empire State Development (ESD) for more competitive contracts and regional partners, the comprehensive management and guidance of ESD experts, and the participation in trade shows and mission for key markets for significant industry clusters. The NYS Virtual Trade Show will address comprehensive informational requests of SBE exporter needs. The combined outreach, recruitment, firm vetting, and PPP activity is expected to yield measurable export sales results and additional assistance to SBEs.