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STEP Awardee: South Carolina

Office Information:

1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201


Ms. Anita Patel
International Trade Manager, STEP Project Director
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-0247

Federal Funding: $340,600

Match: $113,533

Total: $454,133


State Organization: South Carolina Department of Commerce

The state of South Carolina will use STEP Program award funds to support ESBC export development through assisting ESBCs to participate in trade missions, exhibit at international trade shows, attend export seminars and educational events, and translate websites and marketing materials. The envisioned missions are to China and Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Trade Winds 2017.  Trade shows include IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, to support the automotive suppliers, and the Paris International Airshow in Paris, France, to support the aerospace suppliers, these being two growing industry clusters in South Carolina.