Grant to Help Small Businesses With International Exports

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

  West Virginia is about to get federal help for small businesses in the state.

Governor Tomblin announced Monday that West Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to receive $200,000 in State Trade and Export grant funding. It’ll help develop a new export assistance program under the West Virginia Development Office  called West Virginia First STEP – Next STEP.

The program will provide additional assistance to West Virginia small businesses that export goods all over the world by offsetting the price of export activities, including Development Office trade missions and international trade shows. Since 1985, the International Division of West Virginia Development Office’s Export Promotion Program has led delegations of business owners to 30 countries.

The STEP grant period will run from October 1st to September 29th of 2016.