Financial Resources

Food EXPORT’s Branded Program™

Fifty percent cost reimbursement for a wide variety of international marketing activities related to food and agricultural products.  Qualify for up to $300,000 per year for a variety of international marketing activities including:

  • Website development
  • ​Package and label modifications
  • Advertising
  • In-store promotions and product demonstration
  • Fees for exhibiting at some overseas tradeshows and travel for two people
  • Public relations
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Freight cost for samples

WEDC’s Global Business Development Program

International Market Access Grant

This program provides assistance to access and/or develop new international markets. Wisconsin companies that have made some successful export sales can be reimbursed for specific expenses associated with executing their new and/or expanded international market access strategy. Under this component, a Wisconsin company can receive up to $25,000 per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).​


Collaborative Market Access Grant

This program is designed to help industry associations, alliances, agencies, non-profits, regional economic development organizations or other state/local departments located in Wisconsin to work with Wisconsin companies to increase exports. This grant provides passthrough reimbursed funds. Organizations may apply for as much as $150,000 to provide assistance of no more than $15,000 per Wisconsin company per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).



Lisa Stout
Economic Development Consultant
(608) 224-5126