Grant Money Available to U.S. Companies for Participation at International Trade Shows

The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program is an ongoing export initiative to make matching-fund awards to states to assist small businesses to enter and succeed in the international marketplace. STEP activities are managed and provided at the local level by state government organizations. The Program is managed at the national level by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of International Trade.

If you plan to participate at one of Koelnmesse’s international trade shows in Germany or elsewhere, we encourage you to contact your in-state economic development agency for details. Funding to defray your company’s participation costs may be available!

CLICK HERE to access a contact list of each US-state’s economic development agency. You can also view further information about STEP on the SBA website.