The City of Logan has much to offer businesses seeking a place to relocate or expand. Logan boasts a highly educated workforce, beautiful scenery, a high standard of living, and lots of open space. Logan is the home to Utah State University. Consequently the workforce in this area is highly educated. Logan is also is the home of the Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, which provides technical training for local residents.
Trade Show Matching Funds Available to Help Utah Companies Boost Export Sales
Salespeople, pack your bags for that international trade show you've been eying. Utah small businesses that act quickly may apply for matching grants to offset expenses related to exhibiting at international events.
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) are offering funds through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program. STEP awards are for up to $2,250 and require a 25% cash match by the recipient up to $750.
Expenses eligible for reimbursement include:
- Airfare (
- Trade show exhibitor fee
- Booth rental fee
- Gold Key Service (provided by U.S. Commerical Service)
- Freight costs of equipment and/or exhibit materials to and from the trade show
- Interpretation service
- Ground transportation costs within the hosting locale
- Per Diem (lodging and meals, based on U.S. Department of State per diem for the locality)
Apply online today (deadline: four weeks prior to the trade show)
Awards will be given to Utah based small businesses on a first come first served basis until funds are expended. Events must occur by March 31, 2014, and preference will be given to companies that apply to attend events in the near future. Only one award is made per qualifying company each 12 month period. Awards are subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which require that preferencial weight will be given to those companies that are women or minority or veteran owned and demonstrate financial need.
For more information contact:
STEP Program Coordinator