IMAGE Grants Help Sell Ohio Products Worldwide
Ohio Development Services Agency
Putting products and services in front of international customers can help businesses reach two-thirds of the world’s buying power which is outside of the United States. Ohio Development Services Agency’s International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program helps eligible Ohio businesses increase exports and create jobs. The grant provides a 50 percent reimbursement, up to $10,000, for eligible activities.
Applications are open now and will be accepted until 3 p.m. Dec. 11, 2020. Importantly, applications must be approved before activities begin. Activities must be completed by Sept. 29, 2021.
Popular activities include website development, international marketing, export training, translation services, compliance testing, and trade show exhibition. New this year, e-commerce expenses are eligible for reimbursement.
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