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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!

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


Neosho- Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., May 16, 2018

Neosho Business and Industrial Foundation

216 W Spring Street, Neosho, MO 64850


Independence- Wednesday, 11:00 am, May 30, 2018

Independence Economic Development Center

210 W Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050

Moberly- Wednesday, 10:00 am, June 6, 2018

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation

115 N Williams St, Moberly, MO 65270

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.