Without the WEDC’s efforts in helping small businesses with their exporting processes, businesses like ours wouldn’t be able to successfully reach their business aspirations abroad. Your exporting programs give small businesses here in Wisconsin the power to make those aspirations happen, and your efforts are greatly treasured.”
— Kent Phillips, president/CEO, Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy-Corporation
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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 Grant (IMAG) helps 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 $25,000 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.
Click here to access answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Global Business Development Program.
If you would like an application for the International Market Access Grant or Collaborative Market Access Grant, click here. You will be prompted to provide some basic information and will, then be provided with the application.