The Pennsylvania Global Access Program (GAP) is a grant designed to enhance the capability of small to mid-sized companies to increase export sales. GAP offers up to $3,500 per year in grant assistance to qualifying Pennsylvania companies to reimburse 100% of eligible expenses associated with specific export promotion activities.
Program funding has been secured through September 29, 2016, and a company's upcoming international business trip or other export promotion activity may qualify. This program is funded in part through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP).
Find a contact through the Regional Export Network (REN) here or contact World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia trade representatives directly if operating out of these counties:
Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties
Ron Drozd, Manager - Export Services
Bucks and Philadelphia Counties
Dale Foote, International Trade Specialist
Pennsylvania Small Businesses can secure low-interest financing through Dec. 31, 2015:
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania small businesses that are projected to create and retain jobs and support private sector growth. PIDA approved $1.4 million in low-interest loans for four projects in Bedford, Berks, and Monroe counties, generating more than $5.8 million in total investments. Selected applicants can secure low-interest financing through Dec. 31, 2015.
PIDA assistance is provided through Certified Economic Development Organizations only. Contact your county representative or contact the PIDA Office at (717) 787-6245 for assistance.
Review Eligibility and Terms / Application Assistance (via newpa.com)