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California STEP Program

Additional STEP Information

California State Trade Expansion Program

The California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) has two goals: Assist small businesses to begin to export, and help companies expand by exporting into new markets. Activities include support for qualified small businesses to participate in:

  • International trade shows
  • Trade missions
  • Other export promotion activities

 

California STEP can provide information on:

  • Opportunities to connect with overseas buyers

  • How to maximize marketing efforts through overseas trade shows

 

For more information on applying for funds, contact Stephen Tachiera, STEP Administrator at Stephen.Tachiera@cdfa.ca.gov or Jeffrey Williamson, STEP Director at jeffrey.williamson@csusb.edu