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  • Submitted on 20 November 2015

    Created on November 25, 2015

    Select USA Partner Country 2016For the first time, the United States is the official partner country for the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25 to 29 in Hannover, Germany. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is leading the U.S. efforts to promote America’s world-class businesses, products, innovations, and investment climate for this year’s event, themed “Integrated Industry – Join the Network.” High-ranking government officials from both countries will be in attendance.

    Established in 1947, Hannover Messe attracts more than 200,000 attendees from 70 countries. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the partner country, which provides American businesses and economic development organizations an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured in U.S. exhibition halls and during special events.

  • Submitted on 05 November 2015

    Created on November 5, 2015

    Globe & HealthcareThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will be hosting a Business Briefing on Friday, November 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to introduce delegates from the Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission to U.S. healthcare companies. 

    The Business Briefing will provide an opportunity for U.S. company representatives to meet with healthcare decision makers in Nigeria and Kenya, and to learn firsthand about the rapidly expanding demand for healthcare equipment and services in these markets.

    For more information about participating in the Business Briefing, please visit

  • 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 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.

    In 2015, we welcomed investments from businesses of all sizes, from budding entrepreneurs to major multinationals like Nissan, ABB Group, Novo Nordisk, and Daimler Chrysler.  These companies can choose to operate anywhere, but they chose the United States.  We remain home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world.

    FDI generates growth and creates jobs in many sectors of the American economy, including manufacturing. U.S. manufacturing is in the midst a real comeback, with companies adding nearly 900,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 and new factories opening their doors at the fastest rate in decades. Our most recent data demonstrates that foreign investors have played a critical role in this growth. FDI in the U.S. manufacturing sector reached $1.05 trillion (2014) and supports 2.2 million jobs (2012).  Furthermore, U.S. affiliates of international companies spend $48 billion annually on research and development, which drives both innovation and exports.

    On Friday, we celebrated Manufacturing Day, but year-round, this Administration is focused on what it takes to keep American manufacturing strong, to attract job-creating global investment, and to build a competitive 21st century economy.

  • 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.

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