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Register to Attend a USTDA Event and Discover New Export Opportunities in 2015

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MBDA
Created on January 13, 2015
 

World MapThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) recently added new events to its website for 2015. USTDA events, like workshops and business briefings, showcase U.S. technologies and services that can help partner countries achieve their development goals.

Business briefings provide a platform for foreign delegates to present their upcoming procurement needs to U.S. businesses. A hallmark of USTDA-sponsored events is the one-on-one meeting, which allows U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors to discuss specific solutions to development challenges.

Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy

Blogged By: 
Cecilia Muñoz and León Rodríguez
Created on January 13, 2015
 

LibertyIn November 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix our broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the President created a White House Task Force on New Americans.

We are proud to serve as the co-chairs of this federal interagency Task Force, which will focus on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents.

As the President’s memorandum states:

Coming this January: Informative Sessions on Capital, Contracts, and Markets

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MBDA
Created on January 12, 2015
 

We are pleased to present the January webinar series featuring informative sessions on capital, contracts, and markets for business growth and sustainability. Register at http://1.usa.gov/1BbG0xG

January Webinar Series

2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit is Now Open for Business

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Guest blog post by Secretary Penny Pritzker
Created on January 12, 2015
 

SelectUSA InvestmentIn my first year as Secretary, one of my proudest moments was welcoming international investors to the 2013 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Alongside President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, we made it clear that America is “Open for Business.” 

As 2015 begins, we are moving full speed ahead with registration for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit, which will take place in the DC metro area on March 23-24, 2015. 

How Cold is Too Cold? Tips to Protect Outdoor Workers in the Winter

Blogged By: 
Mandy Edens, OSHA Director
Created on January 9, 2015
 

Outside workersThe National Weather Service is warning much of the country about the polar vortex, an arctic air mass that is pushing much of the eastern and central U.S. down to record cold temperatures.

During this wave, workers are at increased risk of cold stress. Increased wind speeds can cause the air temperature to feel even colder, further increasing the risk of cold stress of those working outdoors, such as:

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