Posts Tagged ‘exporting’

Barge accident spills oil, closes stretch of Mississippi River

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker barge collided with another barge on the Mississippi River, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mile stretch of the river. Officials say the collision happened around 2 a.m. today about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The wreck tore a gash into […] [...]

SUSTA offering export assistance to small ag companies

JACKSON — The Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Market Access Program (MAP) Branded. The Branded program is designed to help small agricultural companies enter export markets with 50 percent reimbursement for promotional costs like advertising, exhibiting at trade shows and changes to packaging and labels. To be […] [...]

SBA introduces new STEP pilot program

by Published: February 28,2011

Tags: exporting, federal government, small businesses

WASHINGTON — Beginning March 1, states can apply for grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses. The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) pilot grant initiative is authorized to provide up to $90 million in grants to states over the next three years. The STEP pilot […] [...]

Governor’s Awards recipients unveiled

by Published: December 7,2009

Tags: education, exporting, state government

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Teri Gautier, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Trade Services Inc. (PTSI) was honored with the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in the Service Sector. And, Suzanne Huber, president and CEO of Keith Huber Inc. was honored with the 2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting in the Manufacturing Sector Other […] [...]

South American trip slated for MDA

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is leading a business development mission to Chile and Peru Sept. 27-Oct. 2. The trip is designed to provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses to expand trade and create business relationships by meeting one-on-one with qualified agents and distributors for their products and services. “Chile and Peru are two […] [...]

South American trip slated

by Published: July 14,2009

Tags: exporting, trade

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is leading a business development mission to Chile and Peru Sept. 27 – Oct. 2. The trip is designed to provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses to expand trade and create business relationships in the two markets by meeting one-on-one with qualified agents and distributors for their products and […] [...]

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