Export Development Grant 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.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
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.
WHAT THE GRANT COVERS
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:
- Business Development
WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
Wave 6: Application deadline March 31, 2017. Award notifications by April 30, 2017.
Wave 7: Application deadline June 30, 2017. Award notification by July 31, 2017.
Wave 8: Application deadline September 30, 2017. Award notification by October 31, 2017.
Wave 9: Application deadline December 31, 2017. Award notifications by January 30, 2018.
>>Complete the online application here.
Chad Hoffman, M7 Export Development Director, 414.287.4156
JPMORGAN CHASE PLEDGES ADDITIONAL $150,000 IN CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE M7 EXPORT DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
At the Wisconsin International Trade Conference, Brian Grossman, the newly appointed head of Middle Market Banking in Wisconsin at JPMorgan Chase, announced the bank is providing an additional $150,000 to the Milwaukee 7 to continue its Export Development Grant Program across the region. >>Read more.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Milwaukee 7, launched in September 2005, was formed to create a regional, cooperative economic development platform for the seven counties of southeastern Wisconsin: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha. The Milwaukee 7 continues to build the region's capacity and accelerate economic growth.