Two local companies get export grants

Two local companies have received export grants worth thousands of dollars.

Architecture firm Tate Snyder Kimsey and science-instruments business Sable Systems International will use the funds from the Nevada State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program, administered by the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration, to boost their presence overseas.

Tate Snyder Kimsey focuses on public and civic projects. The studio will receive $12,500 to promote its services in southern China. The company has a contract to design a building in Shenzhen and is seeking additional business in the region.

Sable Systems International will use its $8,300 grant to promote its metabolic measurement systems for scientists in Brazil. Company representatives will attend a trade show and conduct a series of seminars.

A Carson City business, diamond-sharpening company EZE-Lap Diamond Products, also received $12,500, and will use the funds to look for new distributors in Germany.

The grants were the first in a series that will total $160,000 for Nevada businesses.

To qualify for export grants, companies must be profitable, registered with the Nevada Secretary of State, have a valid Nevada business license and be at least a year old.

For information on the program, visit, or call Jeff Sutich, of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, at 775-687-9902.

Contact reporter Jennifer Robison at jrobison@ or 702-380-4512.