Arkansas STEP Program

Arkansa's State Trade Expansion Program

The World Trade Center Arkansas secures funding for Arkansas companies through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant provided by the United States Small Business Administration. Once we win this money, we then award it to small businesses to fund export initiatives such as inbound and outbound trade missions, trade shows and exhibitions, consulting, web translations and more. 


Documents of Interest


For more information on applying for funds, contact Trish Watkins at, assistant director of grants and finance.