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Metro Atlanta Chamber announces 2021 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge grant recipients

Amy Cheribelle

ATLANTA, GA — On July 13, the Metro Atlanta Chamber announced 12 grant receivers that will participate in this years’ Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC) class.

MEC provides small and medium-sized metro Atlanta businesses funding and specially-tailored mentorship to help develop their international business prospects.

Each company will receive a $5,000 reimbursement grant to foster international sales growth, travel vouchers and specialized trade consulting.

Atlanta MEC has granted over $640,000 to over 100 metro Atlanta businesses — representing more than 3,000 local jobs.

Program partners for Atlanta MEC this year includes the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, Delta Air Lines, Georgia District Export Council, Decide DeKalb, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Select Cobb, Partnership Gwinnett Select Fulton, and the U.S. Commercial Service.

“Building upon metro Atlanta’s continued momentum as a global trade hub depends on nurturing a pipeline of innovative businesses and equipping entrepreneurs with the guidance and resources they need to bring their products and services to the world,” said MAC President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick.

“The Atlanta Metro Export Challenge is the perfect vehicle through which to accomplish this, as evidenced by the notable success of participant companies. I salute the 2021 class and thank our regional, state and federal partners and sponsors for making this important initiative possible,” added Kirkpatrick.

The recipients of the 2021 Atlanta MEC class are Aquagenuity, Inc., Astral Brands, Banyan Hills Technologies, Blind Tiger Communications, Emrgy, Inc., Foundry 45, GIS WebTech, IML Corporation, Jetaire Group,, Spectrum International Group and United Soft Plastics, Inc.

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