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  • Submitted on 07 October 2015

    Created on October 7, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Commerce will host the third SelectUSA Investment Summit on June 19-21, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.selectusa.gov/2016-summit.htmlThe United States is the world’s best place to do business. Our country is home to a skilled and productive workforce, unmatched institutions of higher education, strong intellectual property protections, a commitment to innovation, an abundant and stable energy supply, and access to millions of global consumers through high-quality free trade agreements. For these reasons and more, CEOs from around the world have ranked the U.S. as the number one place to invest for three years in a row.

  • Submitted on 10 September 2015

    Created on September 10, 2015

    Discover Global MarketsCompete, Win, and Expand Your Business

    Plan to attend this unprecedented national series of conferences designed to help U.S. businesses expand sales, penetrate new markets, and boost their bottom line through exports. Reserve your spot now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2015.

    At Each Discover Global Markets Conference, you will:

    • Meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from abroad
    • Participate in panel discussions on the latest industry trends
    • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
    • Learn about U.S. export programs designed to cut your time to market
    • Network with U.S. trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded U.S. businesses active in overseas markets
  • Submitted on 10 September 2015

    Created on September 10, 2015

    Antwaun Griffin is the International Trade Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations.

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations delivers keynote at MMBA Power Luncheon.Last week, I, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and my esteemed colleague Joann J. Hill, Chief, Office of Business Development for the Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, participated in the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Power Luncheon in Jackson, Mississippi. I was honored to deliver keynote remarks at the luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Minority Business Alliance, Inc. (MMBA) to promote international trade and economic development in Mississippi by providing information on business opportunities for individuals and businesses, including minority and women-owned companies, major corporations and institutions.

    In Washington, DC, relatively far from Jackson, I lead the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) U.S. Commercial Service domestic network of more than 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs). I frequently visit our offices and the organizations our USEACs partner with to help U.S. businesses begin exporting or export to more markets overseas. My part of the economic development pie is only exports; however, the Department of Commerce as a whole touches numerous aspects of economic development. Among many other resources — like the National Weather Service, which is always an interesting thing to point out — Department of Commerce bureaus offer trade counseling, technical programs, regional planning, and a variety of other resources that benefit U.S. businesses.
    Within Commerce, my peers like Joann Hill collaborate across the country with other federal, state, local and private organizations similar to MMBA. These are critical relationships because the more robust, collaborative, and widespread they are – as in Jackson – the more of a synergy they create.

  • Submitted on 04 September 2015

    Created on September 4, 2015

    BlueprintErin Aucar recently completed an internship with the International Trade Administration’s Office of the Western Hemisphere

    Infrastructure is the buzzword for companies looking for new business opportunities in Latin America. The region is undergoing a major infrastructure build-out as economies and populations grow.  Large scale public-private partnership projects in the transportation sector abound, particularly in roadways, airports, and ports. Numerous opportunities exist in related industries as well, such as renewable energy, water resources, environmental technologies, rural development, aircraft parts, building parts, and more. If your company works in or supplies the infrastructure sector and its many related industries, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

    This September 9th ITA’s Commercial Service Office in Denver is hosting an event to introduce your company to the latest infrastructure opportunities in Mexico and Central America as part of ITA’s Look South initiative. Here’s why you should attend:

  • Submitted on 03 September 2015

    Created on September 3, 2015

    Hannover Messe is April 25-29 in Germany. Join leading industry experts & witness innovative technologies from across the globe.There’s no one reason to explain why global consumers actively seek out U.S. goods and services, and no single explanation why global investors call the United States the best place in the world to invest.

    A variety of factors keep American companies at the forefront of innovation, on top of advanced manufacturing, research, technology, and education. A stable currency, an educated workforce, and an enormous consumer base – among other factors – maintain our top investment climate.

    And while there’s no one reason to explain why the United States leads the way in these areas, there is one place American companies and economic development organizations (EDOs) can show our leadership: HANNOVER MESSE 2016.

  • Submitted on 02 September 2015

    Created on September 2, 2015

    Look SouthJoin us on September 9, 2015 to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala from our U.S. Embassies in-country and from procurement & infrastructure experts in Washington D.C.

    When:  Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 / 7:30am - 5:00pm
    Where:  World Trade Center Denver; 2650 East 40th Avenue, Denver 80205
    Cost:  $75 after August 28th.

    Registration includes breakfast, lunch and all program materials

  • Submitted on 17 August 2015

    Created on August 17, 2015

    Trade Winds Africa

    I’ll be blunt: we are about five weeks away from one of the most important trade missions in U.S. history.

    Trade Winds—Africa will be the largest-ever U.S. government-led trade mission to the continent, and the U.S. Commercial Service will connect more than 100 companies to business opportunities in eight of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

    We’ll have local market experts, Fortune 500 companies that are already succeeding on the continent, innovative U.S. small businesses, and key government decision-makers all under one roof and with one objective: to connect U.S. companies to the most promising business opportunities on the continent.

  • Submitted on 14 August 2015

    Created on August 14, 2015

    AgribusinessThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency announces an opportunity for U.S. companies to meet and network with senior representatives from sub-Saharan Africa's agribusiness sector at a Business Briefing on Thursday, August 18 in Fargo, North Dakota.  The Business Briefing is part of a USTDA-sponsored reverse trade mission to the United States for a delegation of key decision-makers from leading agribusinesses and government entities in Kenya, Ethiopia, Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Angola, South Africa and Zambia.  This reverse trade mission is designed to introduce the African delegates to U.S. companies that provide equipment and services for large-scale agricultural projects. 

    The Business Briefing will offer delegates the opportunity to share their priorities and procurement opportunities with U.S. firms during presentations and one-on-one meetings.  The Briefing will facilitate an interactive dialogue on technical and commercial solutions to help agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa improve productivity through the application of state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.

  • Submitted on 11 August 2015

    Created on August 11, 2015

    Africa Environmental Conservation and NatureThe Virginia/DC District Export Council (DEC*) is organizing a Trade Mission to the Canary Islands, November 16-20, 2015. The purpose of this trade mission is to help U.S. firms in the energy, environmental technologies, industrial equipment and supplies, infrastructure and logistics sectors find partners from the Canary Islands and other regions of Spain to sell products and services in West Africa and to learn about the advantages of setting up an operation in the Canary Islands to pursue opportunities in West Africa.

    Why West Africa? West Africa had the strongest economic growth of the African continent in 2014, at over 5 percent GDP. This rapid growth is generating opportunities and prosperity in all industry sectors.

    Join the District Export Council of Virginia and Washington, DC, and the U.S. Commercial Service on this trade mission to find your next customer:

  • Submitted on 04 August 2015

    Created on August 4, 2015

    Healthcare ITThe Health Information Technology (Health IT) sector has become an important, dynamic sector reshaping the healthcare system in the United States.  As other countries increase investments in their healthcare systems, they are interested in investing in digital products and services, driven by computers and mobile phones, rather than through paper-based systems. As a result, U.S. Health IT companies have become prime candidates to offer the technologies and services needed to meet the requirements of the 96 percent of patients based outside of the United States. The International Trade Administration (ITA) is committed to providing U.S. Health IT exporters the data-driven market intelligence they need to succeed globally – whether finding a company’s next export market or comparing opportunities for first-time exporters.

    This is the first Top Markets Report on the Health IT sector, providing exporters with analysis of future export opportunities, and possible barriers companies may encounter overseas. The Health IT Top Markets Report, part of the larger Top Markets Series, includes a methodology used to rank 80 potential export markets, eight country case studies, and several charts and graphs which show the market potential for the sector. The Health IT Top Market Report is forward looking, using data and analytics to project the strongest markets for future export growth; designed to help exporters compare opportunities across borders, identify opportunities for market expansion and/or market entry; and help exporters prepare effective strategies for entering or expanding their presence in foreign markets.

    So what does the future hold for the sector? With approximately $7 trillion in healthcare expenditures worldwide, the opportunities available for the Health IT sector are vast. However, since the rules and regulations governing the sector may not be keeping up with the innovations being developed, companies would greatly benefit from counseling and guidance from ITA when exploring opportunities overseas, both from the Top Market Report, but also through the ITA network of resources located worldwide.


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