Did you know more than 95 percent of the world’s population and two-thirds of the global purchasing power lies outside America’s borders, yet less than 1 percent of the 30 million businesses in the U.S. export?
Small and medium-sized companies account for almost 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but still represent only about 20 percent of the total export value of U.S. goods.
Did you know that the IMAGE grant will cover up to 50% of your market exploration costs? The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program, funded in part through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program, is designed to help small businesses increase exports and create jobs in Ohio’s economy. The program reimburses at a 50 percent rate, capped at $12,500 per eligible approved applicant.
Contact the Dublin Economic Development team today to learn about the IMAGE grant and many other resources available to get you started.
Rachel Ray, AICP
Are you ready to tap into the global market?