JPMorgan Chase funds the $225,000 initiative
Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) recently announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout Northeastern Illinois.
The Metro Chicago Exports Grant Program is an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from SMEs. Eligible SMEs with an exportable product or service can apply for the grant to help take their business offering to the rest of the world. Approximately 50 grants are open through the first wave of funding, which closes on May 31st.