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Mississippi District Office  

u s small business administration

Mississippi Development Authority STEP Update Webinar



Thursday, December 8th

10:00 am – 11:15 am


Almost 95% of the U.S. consumers live outside of the U.S., and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. Companies that export realize an increase in sales faster, create higher paying salaries and are more likely to remain in businesses more than non-exporting companies. The International Trade Office of the Mississippi Development Authority has international trade program services that helps qualified export ready Mississippi companies export to, enter into and expand their products into international markets. 

The International Trade Office of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Trade Office also manages the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). This program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and one of the primary goals is to help exporters to defray the costs of these program services and off-set some the export-related expenses. Upon completion of participation in an MDA International Trade Program services, eligible STEP program client companies are able to complete travel expense vouchers and apply for up to half of their qualified STEP reimbursable expenses. 

REGISTER now to hear about these international trade program services, how to tap into the benefits of promoting and selling your products and services into overseas markets, and how to register for STEP!

Special guest speaker will be Adria Washington, Program Manager, STEP, Office of International Trade, US Small Business Administration. This virtual event will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. (CST) MDA is providing complimentary registration. Upon receipt of this webinar’s complete registration, a link to this virtual event webinar will be provided.


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The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to this activity does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any donor, co-sponsor, partner, participant, other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.