Indiana State Trade & Export Promotion (IN-STEP)

Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) Program: IN-STEP aims to develop and expand export opportunities throughout the state, assisting Indiana small businesses with identifying, marketing and selling Hoosier-made goods in international markets.

The IN-STEP grant program supports company growth and job creation by diversifying small businesses’ customer bases, offering eligible companies reimbursements of costs associated with export-related activities like participating in international trade missions, international and domestic trade shows, export training programs, website customization and globalization, export services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as other trade development services. Total reimbursements under the IN-STEP grant program covers up to 80% of small businesses’ export expenses capped at $12,500.

For additional information or questions please visit or contact Roger Howard, International Coordinator, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, at or 317-766-1416.