Trade Grants

Thanks to the support of the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida offers a variety of trade grants to help qualified Florida companies start exporting for the first time, or diversify their existing overseas markets.   Please contact your local Enterprise Florida trade representative for more information about any of the following grant programs.

Target Sector Show Trade Grants

Enterprise Florida offers grants to help Florida companies grow their export sales through overseas international trade shows. Eligible small and medium-sized manufacturers and professional services providers can apply for a Target Sector Trade Show Grant to help offset trade show booth costs and enable them to exhibit in trade shows that Enterprise Florida participates, in as well as other approved trade shows and exhibitions in target sectors.

  • Target Sector Trade Show Grants provide reimbursable grants for eligible companies in one of Enterprise Florida’s target sectors to participate in a qualified trade show or exhibition anywhere in the world.  Reimbursement is 50% of exhibition space and basic booth decoration package, up to $6,000.

In addition to the trade shows and exhibitions that Enterprise Florida participates in, Florida companies can consider events managed by the trade exhibition organizers below.

logo-trade-grant-efiEnterprise Florida participates in as many as 25 overseas trade shows around the world each year, many with Florida Pavilions. Target Sector Trade Show Grants can be used for these trade shows.  Check out our upcoming trade show calendar. logo-trade-grant-kallmanKallman Worldwide is a leader in the marketing and management of trade exhibitions and conferences in aerospace and defense, energy, health, maritime, mining, security and water utilities, featuring U.S. International Pavilions. logo-trade-grant-reedReed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries, and 43 industries.  In 2014, over 7 million people attended their trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings.

Reimbursable Gold Key/Matchmaker Grantslogo-trade-grant-commercial-service

Eligible small and medium-sized manufacturers and professional services providers can apply for a Reimbursable Gold Key/Matchmaker Grant to help them generate or increase export sales overseas. The grant serves as a market development tool for companies that are new-or-infrequent exporters by subsidizing the cost of meeting with prescreened and prequalified buyers, agents, importers, and representatives with an interest in their products or services.  Gold Key Services can be provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, while similar one-on-one business matchmakers can be conducted through select Enterprise Florida international offices or a preapproved third-party such as an AmCham.

  • Gold Key/Matchmaker Grants reimburse qualified companies up to $1,000 for a stand-alone Gold Key/Matchmaker service, or the amount specified for an Enterprise Florida trade mission.

Export Marketing Planslogo-trade-grant-sbdc-network

Enterprise Florida, in partnership with the Florida SBDC Network and the U.S. Commercial Service, offers qualified Florida manufacturers and services providers the development of a customized Export Marketing Plan to identify overseas growth strategies for the company. Upon completion of the Export Marketing Plan, new-to-export or infrequent exporters can apply for a reimbursable Gold Key/Matchmaker Grant, a Target Sector Trade Show Grant, or participate in an Enterprise Florida overseas trade mission.  Click here to complete the online application.

  • The cost to prepare an Export Marketing Plan is $4,000. Qualifying companies are eligible for a $3,500 grant, making the cost to your company $500.

“Florida Online Global” —–— Website Localization Grants

Globalize your website by making it local – with fully customized websites in your target markets. Enterprise Florida has teamed up with IBT Partners to bring you the “Florida Online Global” program to help Florida exporters expand their overseas presence quickly and dynamically. Two options give you the flexibility to choose either a Two-Market Expansion or Multi-Market Web Presence.  Enterprise Florida offers participating companies a $6,000 reimbursable grant for either option.