State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Current STEP Awardees by State (in Blue)

STEP provides financial awards to state and territory governments to assist small businesses with export development. This program's mission is to increase the number of US Small Business exporters and increase their export sales.

STEP financial support helps US small businesses:

  • Learn how to export
  • Participate in foreign trade missions and trade shows
  • Obtain services to support foreign market entry
  • Develop websites to attract foreign buyers
  • Design international marketing products or campaigns

To find your next global customer:

  1. Click on your state/territory on the US map above to find out if it has an award.
  2. Then call or email your state/territory point of contact about eligibility and next steps.

View all the FY 2016 STEP awards.

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