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Thanks to the efforts of California’s State Trade Export Promotions program, $500,000 is available to small businesses that export their goods to China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Mexico. This grant seeks to aid small businesses to grow and export their products to foreign markets, creating additional employment opportunities for their respective communities. Visit California CITD to learn how to take advantage of this possibility.

Via California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development:

California is the one of the largest exporting states in the nation. The state exports more than $163 billion in products, about 11 percent of all U.S. exports. This international trade supports more than 706,000 California jobs. Top markets for California’s exports include Mexico, Canada and China.

“On average, more than 25 percent of California’s agricultural production is exported,” said California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross. “This federal funding is a victory for farmers and ranchers, food manufacturers, and the rural communities where they operate.”

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