Dept. of Commerce: Grant Furthers Export Development
Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661
MADISON- Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that Lucigen Corporation, Middleton, Dane County, has received a $5,000 Wisconsin Trade Project Program grant. Lucigen Corporation is a global supplier of advanced molecular biology reagents for use in research, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
"My Grow Wisconsin initiative calls for investing in expanding international markets to create important growth opportunities for Wisconsin firms," Governor Doyle said.
"This grant program helps small companies attend international trade shows where they can make valuable sales contacts and learn firsthand about prospective markets," Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Cory L. Nettles said. "Lucigen Corporation will use the grant to attend the Bio-Partnering North America trade show in Vancouver, Canada."
The Wisconsin Trade Project Program provides individual grants up to $5,000 to reimburse small Wisconsin companies for expenses incurred while attending an international trade show, such as booth rental, product literature translations, or displays. High-tech companies can also receive a grant to attend a trade show held in the U.S. that has international attendees. The program does not pay for travel, lodging, or related costs. Wisconsin companies with annual sales under $25 million are eligible for the program. For more information, contact Lou Janowski, Commerce, at 608/266-0393.