The Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation (MSIEDC) is a private, non-profit organization located in Iredell County, and dedicated to the growth and success of the Mooresville business community. We work with the town, county, state, and local organizations to address business issues and opportunities in an effort to maintain and ensure a vibrant business community. 

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Friday
May042012

Export grant program targets N.C. small businesses

The N.C. Department of Commerce's International Trade Division is making great strides with the U.S. Small Business Administration's State Trade and Export Promotion grant program. The North Carolina STEP program, administered by the Division, is designed to increase exports and create jobs by helping small businesses promote their products and services in new international markets. The STEP grant program is part of the National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports by 2015.

As part of the STEP grant program, there is a directive to aid small businesses that are owned by women, veterans and minorities. The grant's primary offerings to small businesses are trade show assistance, export education and reimbursement for the translation of marketing materials into a foreign language.

For more information on the STEP grant program, please contact Export Grant Program Director Theresa Spera at(919) 715-5772 or tspera@nccommerce.com.