The New Hampshire Export Expansion Fund (EEF) represents a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Commerce, the State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce (NH OIC), The Provident Bank and the Granite State District Export Council (GSDEC).

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Who can use these funds? The funds, via indirect grants, would be made available to all New Hampshire businesses, with a concentration on manufacturing companies with 1,500 employees or less in their New Hampshire locations. However, services companies, including educational institutions, travel & tourism, engineering and other service companies, may also qualify for the EEF.
What can the funds be used for? These funds can be used to offset the costs of U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service programs* around the globe with the goal of enhancing and supporting international market expansion. Services** could include, but are not limited to, the Gold Key program, International Partner Searches, International Company Profiles and Business Facilitation Services.
What is the process for using the EEF? Outreach will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the NH OIC, and the GSDEC to inform New Hampshire companies of this program. Companies will need to complete a short questionnaire and also agree to the terms of the EEF in order to use the funds.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Justin Oslowski
Director
New Hampshire Export Assistance Center / U.S. Commercial Service / International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
(E) Justin.Oslowski@trade.gov
(T) 603.610.2416

 

Nathaniel Nelson
International Trade Officer
State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce/ NH Department of Resources and Economic Development
(E) Nathaniel.Nelson@dred.nh.gov
(T) 603.271.8444

   


*In order to use U.S. Department of Commerce services, company products/services must meet or exceed 50% U.S. content.
**Timing and country of U.S. Department of Commerce services depends on U.S. Embassy/Consulate capacity in the country requested and will need to be confirmed before use of the EEF is approved.