In May 2015, Chicago Regional Growth Corporation Exports Initiative (Formerly known as Metro Chicago Exports) announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small and mid-sized businesses grow in international trade, specifically through exports. The Chicago Regional Growth Corporation Exports Grant Program, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., awards grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois. This innovative and successful grant program has been renewed for 2019.
The Kane County Exports Grant Program provides an additional incentive for Kane County companies to start or increase exporting. Companies located in Kane County which apply for, and are awarded, a grant from Chicago Regional Growth Corporation Exports Program, would be eligible for up to an additional $5,000 from Kane County to reimburse 50% of eligible expenses associated with implementing an export plan.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Companies located in Kane County which are awarded a grant from Chicago Regional Growth Corporation Exports Program.
WHAT GRANTS COVER
Grant awards up to an additional $5,000 to reimburse 50% of eligible expenses to support the company's next steps to going global. Grant awards may also cover a Kane County company's participation in the ExporTech© program.
WHERE BUSINESSES CAN APPLY
Applications for the 2019 Grant Program will be accepted now until September 16, 2019.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE KANE COUNTY EXPORTS PROGRAM?
Contact Chris Toth with the Kane County Development Department by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (630) 232-3491.