STEP Funding Available Through WTC Utah to Attend the Trade Mission to Mexico in April

Companies may apply for up to $6,000 in funding to attend the state-led trade mission to Mexico, which will take place in April 2018.

World Trade Center Utah is currently accepting applications for the State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) Grant to apply for funds to attend the State of Utah Trade Mission to Mexico, which will be held in April 2018.

Companies interested in utilizing grant funding to attend the trade mission may apply at The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

The April 2018 trade mission to Mexico will give Utah companies the chance to explore business opportunities and establish meaningful business contacts and partnerships in Mexico.

Mexico is a key trade and investment partner for Utah. Over the past decade, exports from Utah to Mexico have grown 231 percent.

Today, Mexico is the state’s fourth-largest international export partner and second largest international import partner, with Utah companies exporting approximately $850 million in goods to the country each year.

Mexico’s large, diversified market provides an opportunity for most products made in Utah to be sold successfully. Some of the top growing sectors in Mexico include: agriculture; agribusiness; auto parts and services; aerospace; education services; energy; environmental technology; franchising; housing and construction; packaging equipment; plastics and resins; security and safety equipment and services; information technology; transportation infrastructure equipment and services; and travel and tourism services.

Money obtained through a STEP Grant may be used for business-to-business matchmaking opportunities through U.S. Commercial Service, the trade mission participation fee and other eligible expenses. Companies may also apply for up to $9,000 for other international business activities.

To learn more visit For questions about the STEP Grant, please contact WTC Utah at To sign up to receive updates about upcoming trade missions, visit