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State receives $900K to boost small business exports

 

September 18, 2019



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.

More than 838 unique small businesses around the state have benefited from about $5.7 million in STEP-funded suppo...



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