Financial assistance is available for opportunities including overseas trade mission and trade show participation, foreign market sales trips, subscription to U.S. Department of Commerce services, foreign language translation services for export marketing materials and website assets.
A STEP grant was recently awarded to Baker Drivetrain—a motorcycle drivetrain company based in Haslett, Michigan. The company started with Bert Baker’s personal invention 14 years ago, which is now a transformational product sold throughout the world. Armed with a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan
“Companies should really take advantage of the MEDC opportunities, including the STEP grants,” he said. “There is big potential for overseas sales and we must cultivate it.”