Key Initiatives

Learn more about the Office of International Trade and Investment's key initiatives.

Direct Investment Outreach

We are often the first point of contact for companies seeking to invest in Massachusetts. We introduce investors to our business friendly eco-system and assist them with setting up their businesses in the Commonwealth.

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Through the Massachusetts State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), MOITI provides grants to eligible Massachusetts small businesses to market their goods and services abroad.

The STEP grant is a MOITI collaboration with U.S. Small Business Administration, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network and the Massachusetts Export Center.

Direct Route Development

This program increases direct flights between our state and other global centers. This will help activity for our key industry clusters.

Massachusetts Global Student and Alumni Network

This program promotes global business connections. It benefits Massachusetts alumni, businesses, and professionals with international connections.

Our state has the fourth most foreign students attending college in America. This creates an opportunity to foster a global network. It will allow Massachusetts professionals to do business around the world.

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