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Are you looking for an edge in the marketplace?  EWVIDCO can help your firm increase sales by helping your business grow, locating procurement opportunities, linking you to export programs and helping your firm become a Minority or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) if applicable.  Solve technical problems with free engineering assistance from rocket scientists through the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)!  Contact us for more information.

Plan Ahead North Brooklyn
Brooklyn International Trade Development Center

US Foreign Trade Zone
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Export Marketing Assistance
Industrial Effectiveness Program
Global Export Market Service
Space Alliance Technology Outreach (SATOP)

Plan Ahead Brooklyn
EWVIDCO is very excited to announce our newest project, Plan Ahead: North Brooklyn. This initiative is designed to link local industrial businesses with the resources they need to develop long-term plans for sustainable growth. Plan Ahead will include a series of workshops and roundtable events targeting long-term growth issues like succession planning, lean manufacturing, e-commerce, and marketing. Plan Ahead will also work with a small group of businesses to provide targeted one-on-one support. Selection for this process will be competitive, with selected business receiving expert consulting services tied to a specific growth initiative. Applications for one-on-one support can be downloaded here, with final selection taking place in early 2011. Contact Caitlin Dourmashkin at 718-388-7287 x116 or cdourmashkin@ewvidco.com for more information.

You can also help us develop this program customized to your needs! Take this brief survey to share your thoughts: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHWQJN5

Brooklyn International Trade Development Center
Increase your firm’s export business with assistance from the Brooklyn International Trade Development Center (BITDC)!  BITDC assists Brooklyn businesses to assess their export readiness and develop export  business plans in order to increase the sale of Brooklyn products and services in global markets.  BITDC staff can also work with your firm to secure market research, financing, US and foreign government assistance, and private sector resources in the global trade arena.

For further information on BITDC, visit www.bitdc.org or contact Ms. Ruth Morrison, Executive Director, BITDC @ MEC at 718-270-6905 or 6957  Her e-mail address is rmorrison@mec.cuny.edu


U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
An FTZ is a government-designated, restricted-access site used as an import/export financial management tool. The FTZ allows foreign and domestic merchandise to be admitted for storage, assembly, processing and manufacture, while reducing or eliminating duty on imports, exports, damaged goods and scrap. For more information visit:

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms
TAA is a federal assistance program aimed at improving a manufacturer's competitive position (for import-impacted companies). Specifically, these matching funds are applied toward improvement projects in areas such as manufacturing, engineering, marketing, information technology and quality. The TAA Center funds 50-75% of project costs. For more information visit:

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Export Marketing Assistance Service
EMAS helps NYS manufacturers find sales agents or importers/distributors abroad by employing the State's network of foreign offices. For more information visit:

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Industrial Effectiveness Program (IEP)
Empire State Development provides assistance in identifying, developing, and implementing improved
management and production processes to enhance efficiency, expand market share, and promote job growth through Industrial Effectiveness Grants. IEP shares the cost of technical and educational assistance to qualified manufacturing firms. For more information visit:

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Global Export Market Service (GEMS)
GEMS helps businesses expand through increased export activity. Aimed at small and medium companies, it can provide up to $25,000 in export marketing consultant services for individual companies and up to $50,000 for groups of companies or industry associations. Businesses will be evaluated before proposals are approved.  For more information visit:

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Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)
SATOP provides free engineering assistance to small businesses. SATOP can help businesses solve technical challenges and transfer the knowledge and technology of the NASA space program to small businesses within the following engineering specialties: Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Electrical, Chemical, Structural, Electronics, Materials and Environmental. For more information visit: http://spacetechsolutions.com/

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