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Kentucky awarded $530,000 grant to assist small businesses with international markets

Kentucky’s small businesses can apply for a portion of a $530,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, received through the U.S. Small Business Administration, to help companies begin exporting or boost current international sales, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Wednesday. “Small businesses are the backbone of Kentucky’s economy, and we are excited to see the doors of opportunity that these...

STEP grants available for small businesses in Kentucky looking to grow international sales

For Kentucky small businesses looking to begin or grow their international sales, funds are still available through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). STEP grants, administered by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, reimburse up to $5,000 in expenses of small businesses as they seek foreign trade opportunities. “For small businesses...

State receives $467,000 grant to aid small businesses export Kentucky products, services abroad

Gov. Matt Bevin announced that Kentucky has received a $467,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, saying it will help the Commonwealth’s small businesses find broader markets for their products and services. “STEP funding is an important part of our efforts to help Kentucky’s small businesses thrive by marketing their goods and services outside...