MetroConnect

MetroConnect, the flagship program of WTC San Diego, provides small- and medium-sized companies with the resources necessary to engage in global markets.

MetroConnect awards companies with matching funds, connects them with relevant export-oriented partners and resources, and arranges specialized workshops to increase their knowledge and awareness of global export trends and regulations. Learn more and apply NOW. Deadline extended to December 17, 2021.

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OVER FIVE YEARS,

MetroConnect COMPANIES HAVE GENERATED

63%

average export growth

40%

average revenue growth

543

total new intl. contracts

 

COMPANY WINS

 

YOU’LL rECEIVE

  • Up to $30,000 in grant funding
  • Expert advising on STEP grant applications (opportunity for additional $5,000)
  • Seven executive workshops on export-related topics, including: Market Selection, Complying with Export Controls, Financing Your Exports, Supply Chain Strategies, GDPR and Data Privacy
  • Subscription to SystranPRO – machine translation software
  • Flight discounts with partner airlines – American Airlines, British Airways, Japan Airlines
  • Mentors from multinational corporations in San Diego
  • Consultations and support from vetted service providers:
    • JPMorgan Chase (banking)
    • Procopio (legal)
    • RSM (tax/advisory)
    • YCP Solidiance (Asia strategy/consulting)

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

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MetroConnect Companies

Scroll over the full list of past MetroConnect companies to learn more:

IN FIVE years, MetroConnect HAS SUPPORTED:

80

companies across five cohorts

$890K

in export grants

$95M

net increase in exports

22

new overseas facilities

269

new San Diego jobs

543

new international contracts

Want to learn more about MetroConnect?

We’re always looking for companies interested in sponsoring and helping our network succeed internationally. If you’re a small business that needs assistance exporting, and not quite sure if MetroConnect is right for you, feel free to drop us a line. We’re here to help.

Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Sr. Manager, WTC; Director, Export Specialty SBDC