Global Delaware is looking for input from the local business community to tap additional federal funding to support local export efforts. Last year, the organization revamped the State’s export program to help even more Delaware companies find and grow markets overseas, and secured a Federal State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant to provide financial support for companies seeking to export.
“We have resources and financial assistance waiting for companies that want to take their business abroad,” explained Global Delaware Director Andrea Tinianow. “Our local businesses can help by telling us which countries hold the most export potential for their products and services. We’ll use that information to seek additional funding and grow our calendar of events and activities.”
Delaware businesses that share information about their export interests will be entered to win lunch with Gov. Jack Markell. Tinianow noted that international commerce has been a priority of Gov. Markell’s administration. “Participation in the global marketplace is critical to drive more jobs and increased revenue in the State, and the Governor fully supports Global Delaware’s export program.
Company responses will be used to plan new events and activities, as well as provide vital information for the State’s application for additional STEP grants, Tinianow explained.
A link to the survey can be found here.