New Grant Helps Local Businesses Expand into International Markets

In a recently announced effort to assist local companies with exporting and expansion into new markets, the seven county economic development collaborative known as the Milwaukee 7 (M7), in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, are now offering the Export Development Grant Program. This grant was developed to “help manufacturers, companies selling a proprietary product line, and service-based companies grow in international trade.”

Targeting both new business startups, as well more established small businesses in the region (under 500 employees), the program offers up to $5,000 in matching funds to offset the costs associated with market expansion, to include the following areas:

  • marketing
  • compliance
  • business development
  • education
  • financing
  • consultation

The deadline for online application to the first round of this grant is December 31st (click HERE to access the online application). If you have questions about this, other opportunities for businesses, or would like to learn more about the Gateway to Milwaukee – Aerotropolis MKE, and how we support airport area businesses and commercial corridors, we welcome you to contact us by phone at 414.455.3323, or by email at

Click on the links below for more information on the M7 grant:

M7 Home Page
Export Grant Summary Page
Online Grant Application