International Market Access Grants Now Available From WEDC
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has recently opened the 2021 application cycle for the International Market Access Grant (IMAG).
Through WEDC’s IMAG Program, established businesses can receive grant support (up to $10,000, or up to $25,000 for graduates of the ExporTech program) to assist with expenses related to:
• Market customization, such as foreign language translation or international trademark registration
• Consulting services through a variety of organizations, including WEDC’s authorized trade representatives and Gold Key services through the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as others
• Export education assistance with registration for international and export-related conferences, seminars, meetings, webinars and courses
• Trade trips and meetings, including registration and booth expenses for shows and exhibits
To be eligible, companies must be an established business, operating in Wisconsin for at least one year, that manufactures, processes, assembles and/or distributes a product or performs a service with the potential to be exported. The company does not need to be headquartered in Wisconsin; however, it must have export-related operations located within the state which provide economic benefit to the state. For the 2021 grant cycle only, there will be no requirement for grant recipients to contribute matching funds.
SOURCE: Katie Wall, International Grants Coordinator, WEDC, firstname.lastname@example.org