Global Trade & Investment Plan - Export Program

The Milwaukee 7, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, is offering the Export Development Grant Program to help manufacturers, companies selling a proprietary product line, and service-based companies grow in international trade. The Export Development Grant Program will award matching funds of up to $5,000 to companies in Southeastern Wisconsin, both new to export as well as existing exporters, to take advantage of opportunities in international markets and to overcome obstacles.

Companies must be located within the seven-county region consisting of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington or Waukesha. Preference will be given to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) with less than 500 employees.

Grant awards must be used to support the company’s growth into new or existing international markets. Companies may include multiple services and activities in their application. Awards can be used for services and programs including but not limited to:

  • Marketing
  • Compliance
  • Business Development
  • Education
  • Financing
  • Consultation

Application deadline September 30, 2016. Award notification by October 31, 2016.