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STEP Awardee: Michigan

Office Information:

300 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913


Ms. Natalie Chmiko
STEP Project Director
300 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913

Federal Funding: $900,000

Match: $300,000

Total: $1,200,000


State Organization: Michigan Strategic Fund

The State of Michigan will use STEP award funds to support ESBC participation in connecting with resources and opportunities to grow their exports to overseas markets. Michigan will provide funding for counseling services offered through the State and the U.S. Department of Commerce, and for foreign market sales trips. Missions will be conducted to Poland, Romania, China, Mexico, Indonesia/Vietnam, and a governor-led mission to India. A Michigan pavilion or booth will be available at Arab Health (UAE), Queretaro (Mexico), and the Paris Airshow. STEP funds will also be available for customized market research and training sessions, as well as individual foreign market sales trips.