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MetroConnect VI: Apply by December 17

Sep 1 - Dec 17

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Take your business global with MetroConnect

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 small businesses to participate in Year 6 of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. Presented by JPMorgan Chase and Procopio, the program has assisted 80 companies in its first five years in turning $890,000 in export grants into:

  • 63% average export growth
  • 40% average revenue growth
  • 543 new international contracts


An ideal company applicant…

  • Is based in San Diego
  • Generates up to $150 million in annual revenue
  • Is an SBA-designated small business (98 percent of San Diego businesses are eligible)
  • Is export-ready (already exporting its goods/services or looking to pursue international sales as a near-term priority)
  • Has been in business for at least one year
  • Sells innovative goods or services

When you join MetroConnect…

On average, MetroConnect companies have grown exports by more than 60 percent and overall revenues by 40 percent. Benefit from this growth, plus:
  • Up to $30,000 in grant funding
  • Seven executive export workshops
  • Complimentary translation by Systran
  • Discounts on international travel with partner airlines
  • Access to an expert network of mentors, consultants, and service providers in San Diego and overseas

and more! See WTCSD’s full MetroConnect offerings in this FAQ


The application takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Get more details on the application.

Learn how MetroConnect helped White Labs and Blue Sky Network grow international sales:

Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Director, World Trade Center San Diego

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