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STEP Awardee: Mississippi

Office Information:

PO Box 849
Jackson, MS 39202


Ms. Rose Boxx
Director STEP Program
PO Box 849
Jackson, MS 39202

Federal Funding: $556,810

Match: $185,603

Total: $742,413


State Organization: Mississippi Development Authority

The State of Mississippi will use STEP award funds to support export development for ESBCs through: a marketing and awareness program, overseas marketing events, export readiness events, overseas trade shows/expositions, translation services for websites, collaterals, and/or literature, and customized market research. The focus markets for these activities are North, Central, and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, which have been strategically selected with free trade agreements and/or other favorable trade advantages in mind. Proven marketing methods will be used, including, qualified trade shows/expositions and Gold Key services, all targeting the agribusiness, infrastructure development, building materials/equipment, defense, and advanced manufacturing sectors and related service sectors