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Missouri receives federal grant to help small businesses engage in exporting

The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) $634,000 through its STEP program to help small businesses enter and succeed in the international marketplace.  Missouri will use STEP award funds to support eligible small business concerns to expand sector specific exports to key markets as well as to support their efforts through additional marketing activities.


Join us in the following cities for a free one hour information session to learn more about the MO STEP-UP program and get your goods on the map today!

Independence-Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., February 21, 2017

Independence Economic Development Corporation

210 W. Truman Road Independence, MO 64050

Cape Girardeau-Monday, 10:00 a.m., February 27, 2017 

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce

220 N. Fountain Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Kansas City-Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., March 1, 2017

Kansas City Economic Development Corporation 

1100 Walnut St #1700, Kansas City, MO 64106

Moberly-Thursday, 12:00 p.m., March 2, 2017

The Lodge at Rothwell Park

109 Rothwell Park Rd, Moberly, MO 65270

Hannibal-Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., March 8, 2017 

Hannibal Lagrange University - The Art Center, Room #1

2800 Palmyra Rd, Hannibal, MO 63401

Kirksville-Friday, 11:00 a.m., March 10, 2017

Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc.

315 S Franklin St, Kirksville, MO 63501

St. Charles-Monday, 9:00 a.m., March 13, 2017

Economic Development Corporation of St. Charles County

5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters, MO 63304

Springfield-Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., March 14, 2017

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

 202 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806

St. Louis-Thursday, 8:30 a.m., March 16, 2017

World Trade Center - St. Louis

7733 Forsyth Blvd #2200, St. Louis, MO 63105


For more information about the MO STEP sessions please contact

John Hensley,, 573-751-4982 

Doug Potts,, 573-751-9072.

The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office would like to thank our community partners mentioned above for assisting in hosting the MO STEP-UP announcements: