The Global Business Development Grant Program helped us accelerate some existing international sales development and opened new opportunities due to lowered barriers to entry. The program lowers our risk in new markets where no business has been undertaken and really opens the door to new markets.
— Michael Lauenstein, Mueller Sports Medicine Inc.
Ambitious Wisconsin companies see a world of opportunity for their products. However, navigating the global marketplace requires specialized knowledge and a sound strategy based upon proven best practices.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) stands ready to help you gain the insights you need to tap new international markets. Our International Market Access Grants and Collaborative Market Access Grants help companies lay the foundation for a new export strategy or build upon existing export programs. The program is easy to implement with simple application and reimbursement processes so that you can focus your attention where it needs to be—on execution.
This program provides assistance to access and/or develop new international markets. Wisconsin companies that have made some successful export sales can be reimbursed for specific expenses associated with executing their new and/or expanded international market access strategy. Under this component, a Wisconsin company can receive up to $10,000 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
This program is designed to help industry associations, alliances, agencies, non-profits, regional economic development organizations or other state/local departments located in Wisconsin to work with Wisconsin companies to increase exports. This grant provides passthrough reimbursed funds. Organizations may apply for up to $150,000 to provide assistance of no more than $15,000 per Wisconsin company per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
For a list of organizations that provide export training and education, click here.
Click here to download more information about the Global Business Development Program.
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