LED’s Office of International Commerce (OIC) event calendar provides an opportunity for Louisiana companies and economic development partners to participate in our initiatives focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and increasing international trade. Join us as we market Louisiana around the world.
Take Your Business Global
The STEP Grant program is designed to help Louisiana small businesses generate new export revenue and create or retain jobs resulting from sales to foreign markets. Under this program, eligible small businesses can be reimbursed for expenses associated with participation in virtual and in-person trade shows and trade missions, as well as other activities and expenses as determined by SBA. The program offers a 90% reimbursement rate on eligible expenses, with a maximum benefit per company of $7,500-$10,000. Learn more and apply.