State & Local Organizations

There are some excellent state and local organizations in New Jersey that can help you develop export business.

New Jersey Office of Export Promotion

This State agency works with New Jersey’s small and mid-sized companies interested in expanding their products and services through export. It can help companies grow their export sales by providing global insights and connections. The New Jersey Office of Export Promotion also administers the highly successful NJ State Trade Expansion Program (NJSTEP) grants which provide financial awards on a first come, first served competitive basis, to New Jersey eligible small business concerns interested in exporting.  For more information, you can call their Business Helpline 1-800-Jersey-7

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

As part of America’s SBDC network, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the U.S., the New Jersey SBDC helps companies at every stage of their business lifecycle. This includes working with business owners who are interested in expanding their sales to overseas markets. The SBDC can help them determine if and how exporting fits with their overall business plans.