A new statewide program has been launched to help small exporters in Jersey gain better access to foreign markets, against increasingly tough global competition.

 

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The New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion program, which is funded through a 204 thousand dollar grant from the Small Business Administration program and state resources, will provide training and export assistance to eligible small businesses that are new to export, as well as those already selling their goods and services to other countries.

Lut. Governor Kim Guadagno says “the New Jersey State Trade and Export Promotion program will equip small businesses with better knowledge and provide opportunities to promote their goods and services in the global marketplace. This program will strengthen New Jersey’s small business sector, strengthen our job creation efforts, and spur new business opportunities for Garden State firms.”

The program will be administered by the New Jersey Business Action Center’s Office of International Business Development and Protocol over a one-year period.

The Business Action Center is within the Department of State, and is part of the state’s Partnership for Action. Led by the Lut. Governor, the PFA is a three-pronged public-private approach to economic development and the starting point for all initiatives, policies and efforts to grow New Jersey’s economy and create quality, sustainable jobs in the Garden state.

For more information you can call the Business Action Center at 866 -534-7789.