LANSING – Michigan received the top award in the nation from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program for the upcoming fiscal year. Michigan received $2 million in federal grant funds – the maximum amount awarded by the SBA and a $650,000 increase from 2021 – to help Michigan small businesses grow in the state through increased access to global markets. The Michigan Strategic Fund is providing an additional $667,000 as the state match to support the Michigan STEP grant initiative.

Administered by the MEDC’s International Trade program, this year’s SBA award supports export development for small- and medium-sized businesses through financial assistance grants. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for MI-STEP grants. For complete details on how to apply for assistance, visit or contact an International Trade Manager.

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