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Global Gateway - Soft Landing Exchange for Maryland Companies

The Maryland Soft Landing Exchange program provides Maryland companies with the opportunity to test out expanding to new markets abroad at an affordable rate. Soft Landing Exchange program partners provide participating companies with access to facilities, resources, networking, advisors, and more. 

Soft Landing Exchange Partners (current list):

Additional partners are expected to join the program in the coming months. 

Maryland companies are also eligible to apply for the ExportMD grant to help offset their travel costs while exploring new markets through this program. Eligible companies can receive an additional $1,000 beyond the usual ExportMD reimbursement of $5,000 for a total of $6,000 towards participation in this program. This additional funding is to help offset any program participation costs charged by the partner program. 

For more information about this program, please contact Jessica Reynolds, Senior Director, Office of International Investment​ & Trade at