Mission: Development of cooperative programs designed to increase the export of high value food and agricultural products.
Programs: Market access program(map) brand program- the map brand was designed for small businesses that desire financial support to launch a new branded export effort. For accepted participants susta reimburses up to 50% of certain international marketing and and promotion expenses, including eligible trade shows, in-store displays, and required label changes. For the fiscal year ended september 30, 2014 susta worked with 108 companies. These companies generated $218,518,752 in export sales through the brand program.
generic program- 38 events were held with 421 companies participating utilizing $2,793,312 of generic program funds generating $37,084,831 of export sales.
education outreach measures- 36 outreach seminars and events were conducted reaching out to 1,108 companies. New success stories totalled 80.
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An excellent organization that assists small southern food companies to export their products to countries throughout the world. Offers financial assistance, training, and activities focused on marketing their products and meeting foreign buyers. Paperwork can be overwhelming for a small company due to U.S. government regulations, but companies can received up to $250,000 per year for reimbursement of marketing expenses.