Colorado’s Minority Business Office awards $50K under new Export Grant program

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday August 18, 2015 0 comments Tags: Denver, Minority Business Of, OEDIT, Export Grant, Global Village Power, Janska, Empirical Testing Co, CandyGrind, Endurance Conspiracy


DENVER -- The Colorado Minority Business Office (MBO) announced it awarded $50,000 to five Colorado companies through the state’s new Export Grant program.OEDIT_logoUSE

The grants are available to small and medium-size businesses in the state that are minority or women-owned to help offset the costs of international business development. The grants of up to $15,000 each are awarded to companies that are new to exporting or are expanding into new export markets.

The five grantees are:

  • Global Village Power, Fort Collins--$6,000
  • Janska LLC, Colorado Springs--$15,000
  • Empirical Testing Corp., Colorado Springs--$9,000
  • CandyGrind, Eastlake--$5,000
  • Endurance Conspiracy, Boulder--$15,000

The Export Grant program is funded by the MBO and the International Trade Office in the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

Grants may be used for international business development and marketing projects and include airfare and lodging in a foreign market, foreign trade show exhibition and conference costs and targeted advertising in overseas industry trade publications.

Registration for a new round of grants opens Sept. 1.

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