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When you're ready to expand your North Carolina business to global markets, our team is here to help.

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The EDPNC has experts located around the world to help North Carolina companies proper by growing internationally. Through two North Carolina and six foreign office locations, serving over 40 export markets, the EDPNC’s international trade team provides expert assistance to North Carolina firms seeking overseas market opportunities.

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State Trade Expansion Program

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is specifically designed to help small businesses in North Carolina fund costs associated with international trade. As a qualifying participant in STEP, you can be reimbursed thousands of dollars of expenses that your business would normally have to pay out-of-pocket.

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Export Assistance FAQs

  • My company isn't exporting yet but would like to learn more.

    Our International Trade team hosts multiple Export Education webinars throughout the year covering a range of international export topics.

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  • What is the STEP program and how do I qualify for grant funding?

    The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is specifically designed to help small businesses in North Carolina fund costs associated with international trade. As a qualifying participant in STEP, you can be reimbursed thousands of dollars of expenses that your business would normally have to pay out-of-pocket.


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  • How do I know when new events are added?

    Our Export NC newsletter shares news, upcoming events and tradeshows, and other resources to help North Carolina businesses reach international markets.

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Mike Hubbard

Mike Hubbard

Director of International Trade

Industries Lumber, Agribusiness

Email mike.hubbard@edpnc.com

Phone 919.447.7757

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International Offices

North Carolina
Canada
Mexico and Latin America
Western Europe
Central and Eastern Europe
Middle East
Southeast Asia

Kuldip Wasson

Kuldip Wasson

Senior International Trade Manager

Industries Security/Defense, Computers, Electronics, Information Technology

Email kuldip.wasson@edpnc.com

Phone 919.447.7758

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Blake Jackman

Blake Jackman

International Trade manager

Industries Transportation (Aerospace/Automotive), Environmental, Outdoor

Email blake.jackman@edpnc.com

Phone 919.447.7753

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Melissa McGurk

Melissa McGurk

International Trade Manager

Industries Life Sciences, Biotech, Medical, Chemicals

Email melissa.mcgurk@edpnc.com

Phone 919.713.3288

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Jeri Barutis

Jeri Barutis

Senior International Trade Manager

Industries Furniture, Textiles, Energy, Clean Tech

Email jeri.barutis@edpnc.com

Phone 919.447.7755

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Cheryl Mauro

Cheryl Mauro

STEP Program Manager