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STEP Awardee: New York

Office Information:

633 Third Avenue
36th Floor
New York, NY 10017


Ms. Lennox Ruiz
Director, Global New York
633 Third Avenue
36th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Federal Funding: $754,700

Match: $406,376

Total: $1,161,076


State Organization: Empire State Development

The State of New York will use STEP award funds to support ESBC participation in export activities and services, including participation in four distinct trade missions to both established and emerging markets (Spain, Indonesia/Vietnam, South Africa, and China). Other activities include participation in foreign market sales trips, with a specific focus on International Buyer Program trade shows, Gold Key services, and New York’s own Export Market Assistance Service Plus Program. STEP will also support fees for U.S. Department of Commerce services, the addition of foreign language content on ESBCs’ websites, and the design and implementation of international marketing products or campaigns, including translation work. ESBCs can also request funding for participation in professional trade shows and participation in international trade training workshops.