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TorsionX tools get a STEP up with international business

West Virginia Development Office marks 10th anniversary of STEP grant program TorsionX tools are manufactured in West Virginia and increasingly sold around the world. STEP into bigger market potential One component in TorsionX’s marketing toolbox is the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The STEP program launched 10 years ago to help small businesses overcome the […]

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Export trade mission and STEP grant help dock builder land half-million-dollar project in Nicaragua

SBA STEP program celebrates 10 years of helping businesses grow export sales  A West Virginia company completed a half-million-dollar project in the picturesque beach town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.  Small business makes splash with export The project began when American Muscle Docks and Fabrication (AMD) joined the U.S. Commercial Service Trade Mission […]

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30 WV businesses honored for exporting to new countries

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Thirty West Virginia companies that grew their business by exporting a good or service to a new country last year were recognized by state officials in a virtual ceremony on Aug. 26. During the event, each business received the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry Award, which is given to companies that made […]

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For cosmetics maker BANDI, the business of beauty is more than skin deep

BANDI is a well-established brand of skin care cosmetics in Europe. Its products sell in more than 3,000 salons and spas internationally. The company was founded in Poland in 1986 by the mother of current CEO Joanna Draniak-Kicińska. In September 2019, BANDI opened its first U.S. sales and distribution center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. To […]

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