Office of International Trade | Resources

STEP Awardee: Ohio

Office Information:

77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, OH 43216-1001

Contact:

Ms. Thien Bui
Interim STEP Project Director
77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, OH 43216-1001
614-466-4996

Federal Funding: $700,000

Match: $233,333

Total: $933,333

Description:

State Organization: Ohio Development Services Agency

The state of Ohio will use STEP award funds to support export development for ESBCs by offering a fifth year of the Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program, designed to increase exports and create jobs by offering financial assistance for ESBCs to promote their products and services in new international markets. The IMAGE program incentivizes companies to invest in international marketing activities, such as international trade show participation, trade missions, website and marketing material translation, and international advertising.