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STEP Grant

Grant Money Available for Participation at International Trade Shows


Messe Duesseldorf North America is pleased to report that the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant initiative is a pilot grant program aimed at increasing the number of small businesses that are exporting and increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting, in keeping with the goals of the National Export Initiative to double U.S. exports by 2015. This pilot program authorized monetary grants to the 50 U.S. states (and additional territories) over a three year period, and is actively being administered and distributed via most U.S. state-based economic development agencies.

If you plan to participate at one of Messe Duesseldorf’s international trade shows, in Germany or elsewhere, we encourage you to contact your in-state economic development agency for details. Funding to defray your company’s participation costs may be available!

For additional information, please click here to access a listing of the contact information of each US-state’s economic development agency. You can also request additional information from the U.S. Small Business Administration at

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .