The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides financial awards to state and territory governments to assist small businesses with export development. Small businesses can contact STEP awardees in their state to find out what funds are available to help take their business to global consumers. World Trade Center Arkansas has STEP funds available and is excited to assist Arkansas small businesses increase their international reach. More information from the SBA about STEP grant funding can be found here. For information about World Trade Center Arkansas STEP funds as well as our STEP grant recipient success stories click this link.
The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services. The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For more information and valuable updates, please follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to the World Trade Center Arkansas newsletter.