SBA awards second export grant to Nevada

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 November 21, 2012


Judith Hepburn

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U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Nevada Second Export Grant

STEP Initiative Will Help Small Businesses Export

Las Vegas, NV – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a second grant to Nevada to help increase exporting by small businesses. The first STEP grant provided funds to Nevada businesses, supporting the establishment of global relationships and export of goods and services to Europe and the Far East.

STEP grants to states were authorized by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, under the State Trade and Export Promotion Program (STEP). The grant will be administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). In collaboration with the STEP program, GOED will continue to reach small businesses throughout Nevada by directly providing funding to aid business through training, trade shows and trade missions.

 “Exporting by small businesses is extremely important to Nevada’s economy and a top priority for the SBA. This partnership between the federal government and Nevada will help small businesses enter and expand into the global market,” said Ed Cadena, Nevada SBA District Director, “and we are very pleased that Nevada has been chosen to receive this important grant.”

Training for small businesses interested in applying for STEP grant funds to either enter or expand into the export market will be held by GOED on November 30 and December 10, 2012 via statewide videoconference. Training is free, but registration is required. The deadline for the November 30 event is November 29. The December workshop locations are the same.

Date of training:                Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – noon

Capitol Location:              GOED office, 808 West Nye Lane, Carson City

North Location:                 UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Pkwy.,

                                           Building B, Room 103, Reno

South Location:                 Grant Sawyer Bldg., 555 Washington St.,

                                            Governor’s conference room, Suite 5000, Las Vegas

Registration:                      GOED office Carson City: (775) 687-9900

                                            or the Las Vegas office: (702) 486-2700.

Cost:                                   Free

Additional STEP grant information can be found at:

and Nevada export information including STEP grants at