West Virginia was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to receive $186,500 from the agency’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to support a new export assistance initiative under the International Division of the West Virginia Development Office - West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP.
The West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP program will provide additional assistance to West Virginia small businesses looking to enter (first step) or expand (next step) in the global marketplace. Benefits from exporting include faster sales growth, job creation, continuous innovation and risk mitigation against economic downturns.
Any small business in West Virginia, regardless of their level of export development experience, is invited to learn more about the West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP Export Assistance Program 2016. A variety of activities and resources are available to help small businesses successfully market their products according to their own export expansion objectives.
The West Virginia First STEP-Next STEP program is available from October 1, 2016 through September 29, 2017.
For additional information, please contact Enybe Diaz, (304) 957 2018, Enybe.Diaz@wv.gov
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.