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Going 2 Market

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) $400,000 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!

Kansas City-Thursday, 11:00 a.m., March 1, 2018

Economic Development Center Kansas City

1100 Walnut St #1700, Kansas City, MO 64106

Springfield-Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., March 14, 2018

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

 202 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806

St. Louis-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., March 28, 2018

World Trade Center - St. Louis

120 S Central Ave #1200, Clayton, MO 63105

St. Joseph-Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., April 4, 2018

St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce

3003 Frederick Avenue, Ste. A St. Joseph, MO 64506

Cape Girardeau-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., May 2, 2018

Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce

220 N Fountain St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

St. Charles-Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., May 16, 2018

Economic Development Corporation of St. Charles County

5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr, St Peters, MO 63304

For more information about the MO STEP sessions please contact

Ruth Tucker,, 573-526-4967 

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