Kansas Department of Commerce International Division Receives more than $160,000 for Export Development

26 Oct 2021


TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement of a $163,617 award to the Kansas Department of Commerce’s International Division through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).

Through STEP, states competitively apply for and receive financial awards to assist small businesses in their state with export development.

“International business is a significant economic driver for our state, which is why one of my first acts as Governor was to reinstate the International Division at the Department of Commerce,” Governor Kelly said. “Thanks to their strong efforts, Kansas is more competitive on a global scale when it comes to businesses recruitment. This grant will support the International Division’s ongoing efforts to grow exports, create jobs, and build a better, more resilient economy in Kansas.”

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