The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), implemented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides financial awards to state governments to assist small businesses with export development. Through this award, TDA aims to increase the number of Texas small businesses exporting to foreign markets and to boost the value of exported goods and services. TDA has partnered with the Texas Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism (OOG), the University of Texas at San Antonio - International Trade Center (ITC), and the U.S. Department of Commerce to develop and implement a program to offer Texas businesses export training, technical assistance, market expansion opportunities through the participation in the state-led trade shows and financial support to conduct individual export activities. To learn more, visit the STEP page
on the TDA site.