State grants to help small businesses with exporting

By the Athens Messenger

September 27, 2020


The Ohio Department of Development is making financial resources available for businesses to get started or expand on existing export initiatives.

The International Market Access Grant for Exporters provides eligible businesses a 50% reimbursement of up to $10,000 on $20,000 in expenditures for activities that promote international business. These activities can include:

  • Website development
  • International advertising
  • E-commerce
  • Search engine optimization
  • Marketing and website translation
  • Compliance testing
  • Trade shows (international, domestic, and virtual)

“Ohio-made products and services are recognized for their high quality across the world,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of Development. “Companies can boost their bottom line and hire more workers by expanding into new markets and seeking out new customers. Our export services are ready to help.”


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