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: Wisconsin
Federal Funding: $661,087
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Wisconsin Manufacturers Extension Partnership (WMEP), the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), economic development partners, minority business and other multiplier organizations, the initiatives planned for the STEP funding will cover Wisconsin’s priority markets globally, through regionally focused teams covering Asia/Pacific; Americas and Europe; India/Middle East/Africa and Agricultural Products. Training and development for companies, economic development professionals, banks, financial service providers, credit and finance professionals is a critical component in moving new-to-export and early export companies along the continuum to becoming competent and consistent exporters.