Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-Step)

The Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) program assists Indiana small businesses in developing and expanding export-related activities, opening up new markets for Hoosier-made goods around the world. Indiana ranks among the top 15 exporting states in the U.S., with businesses shipping products and goods such as automotive parts, pharmaceuticals and agricultural commodities to global customers. The IN-STEP program aims to continue building on this momentum by assisting small businesses in identifying, marketing and selling their products or services around the world.

Under the program, eligible small businesses may apply with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for reimbursements of export-related activities like participating in international trade missions, foreign trade shows and export educational programs, as well as other export services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

More information about the IN-STEP program and its eligibility criteria and application process. A list of eligible and ineligible expenses can be found here.

Please contact for additional questions or APPLY TODAY FOR IN-STEP.

Funded in part through
a grant with the U.S. Small
Business Administration.