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STEP Awardee: Connecticut

Office Information:

505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106


Ms. Laura Jaworski
STEP Project Director
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Federal Funding: $290,000

Match: $96,667

Total: $386,667


State Organization: Department of Economic and Community Development

The State of Connecticut will use STEP award funds to support export development for ESBCs through the facilitation of foreign trade show opportunities. Specific trade show locations for ESBCs include Dusseldorf, Hannover, and Paris. Connecticut will also support export development through its General Assistance Fund (GAF) for activities like trade show and trade mission costs, U.S. Department of Commerce services, website translation, export training registration fees, and other export initiatives.