COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $700,000 aimed at supporting efforts to expand Ohio’s small business markets overseas. 

"We remain focused on improving the small business climate here in Ohio," said Senator Wilson. "This grant will provide support to the entrepreneurs who create jobs and generate opportunities for Ohioans in international markets and exports." 

Under the SBA's State Trade Expansion Program, 306 Ohio businesses have received funding to offset costs and promote their product lines and services in international markets. With this new grant, more small businesses will be eligible to apply for the assistance through the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office.

Businesses are eligible for assistance with marketing expenses of up to $12,500 through the SBA's State Trade Expansion program that will run through September 29, 2018. To learn more and apply visit http://www.image.development.ohio.gov/.
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