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Jan 31

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Apply for MetroConnect

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 companies to participate in Year 5 of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. To date, the program has assisted 65 companies in turning $790,000 in export grants into $85,000,000 in new international sales, 500 new international contracts, and 18 new offices around the world. Apply for MetroConnect.

The deadline has been extended: Applications will be accepted from now through January 31, 2020.


  • Company must be headquartered in San Diego
  • Must be export-ready, meaning you are already exporting (goods/services) or are looking to pursue
    international sales as a near-term priority
  • Complete the online application –

Benefits of the MetroConnect program

  • $5,000 export assistance grant – you can spend this money on international ad campaigns, to go to a trade show, market consulting and more!
  • EDC Investor ($5,000 value) recognition – Each MetroConnect company is granted EDC investor benefits for the duration of the program
  • Significant discounts on international travel with partner airlines (Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines, and Lufthansa)
  • Preferred access to translation software
  • Access to 5 custom workshops on export strategy, policy, and regulations
  • Individualized PR and marketing support from WTC San Diego
  • Access to a network of 65 MetroConnect alumni
  • Access to service provider and mentoring network
  • One-on-one consulting with WTC San Diego staff
  • Opportunity to compete for a $25,000 grand prize


Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Manager, World Trade Center San Diego

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