Washington state receives $900,000 small business grant to boost small business exports
More than $700 million in sales attributed to State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) since inception
Last updated 9/19/2019 at 9:41am
OLYMPIA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Washington State Department of Commerce an eighth year of funding to help state small businesses grow through exporting. The $900,000 grant, part of the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), is the highest and maximum amount awarded from a total $18 million to 41 states.
Commerce will use the funds to continue a number of successful export assistance programs for small businesses, including export vouchers, support for industry focused trade shows and trade missions, inbound buyer events and export training.