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Massachusetts Receives $500,000 STEP Grant to Boost State Exports

Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Advisory Number: 
15-26
Contact: 
Norman Eng (617) 565-8510

Boston – On Wednesday, September 2nd at 2:15PM, Secretary Jay Ash of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and Senior Officials from the SBA will convene a joint press event to announce increased funding to increase Massachusetts export sales. 

The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) was awarded a $500,000 State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant through the SBA that will enable MOITI (in collaboration with the MA Export Center and Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network), to reimburse eligible Massachusetts small businesses for qualified export-promotion expenses including trade show participation, overseas marketing and localization, and subscription services from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Media Invited to Attend

WHO:     
•    Jay Ash, Secretary, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
•    Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
•    Seth Goodall, SBA New England Regional Administrator
•    Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director

WHAT:   Announcing a $500,000 SBA grant received by the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)

WHERE:  MA State House, Governor’s Press Conference Room (157)

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 at 2:15pm

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