A June 13 application deadline is fast approaching for the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a program offering local firms at least $5,000 to boost their global business outreach.
This year, 12 winners will take home the initial funding in the first round. After they make use of the reimbursable grants, they’ll be afforded the chance to come back and pitch for more cash to increase their global sales.
The collaborative economic development project is administered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber with participation and funding from economic development agencies in Atlanta’s five four populous counties — Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Cobb — along with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs.
Learn more about how the pandemic sparked creativity in the use of the 2020 grants here, as well as an intensified focus on mentorship: Atlanta’s Metro Export Challenge Enters Sixth Year, Opens Grant Applications
The challenge is one of many funding mechanisms and educational resources for small business trying their hand at breaking into the international markets. Georgia Department of Economic is still fielding applications for its Go Global Georgia grant program backed by the Small Business Administration.
Contact Michael Theisen-Jones, director of Global Business Development, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.