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STEP Awardee: Virginia

Office Information:

One James Center
901 E. Cary Street, Suite 900
Richmond, VA 23219


Ms. Monica Sadie
Associate International Trade Manager
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
901 E. Cary St. suite 900
Richmond, VA 23219
Office: 804-545-5763
Mobile: 804-385-6449

Federal Funding: $359,461

Match: $119,820

Total: $479,281


State Organization: Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The Commonwealth of Virginia will use STEP funds to put ESBCs in front of potential international customers, partners, and distributors to help them make sales. This includes participation in international trade shows, such as Arab Health 2017 in Dubai, the Paris Air Show 2017, Expo Seguridad 2017 in Mexico City, and MinExpo International 2017 in Las Vegas. ESBCs will also have the opportunity to participate in trade missions to India, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Virginia will offer workshops on intellectual property protection, selecting an international representative, managing an overseas distributor, mitigating foreign exchange risk, and export licensing.