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  • Submitted on 02 February 2016

    Created on February 2, 2016
     

    This year, the United States is the premier partner country for Hannover Messe 2016, the world's largest trade fair for industrial technology scheduled for April 25th – 29th in Hannover, Germany.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has the privilege of spearheading our Country’s participation on this global stage and we are very excited about the opportunity to promote one of this Nation’s greatest assets—minority business enterprises (MBEs). 

    The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), along with other federal agencies, state economic development organizations and universities, will join top business leaders from around the world for Hannover Messe, and we invite you to be a part of the MBDA delegation.  MBDA is assembling a group of minority business owners and stakeholders to demonstrate not only the value of MBE products and services, but also opportunities to advance transatlantic trade and access to U.S. markets through collaboration with minority businesses.

  • Submitted on 29 January 2016

    Created on January 29, 2016
     

    Power Africa SummitThe U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center-Baltimore and Global Political Solutions, LLC (GPS) hosted the first-ever Power Africa and Agribusiness Summit in Washington, D.C. at The National Press Club, Jan. 13-14.

    The summit brought together more than 150 public and private sector investors, minority business entrepreneurs, U.S. government officials, Fortune 500 companies and African Ministerial level delegations from more than 20 African Nations.

  • Submitted on 20 January 2016

    Created on January 20, 2016
     

    The United States and Latin America have one of the most active trade relationships in the world - one that continues to provide opportunities for U.S. businesses of any size and in almost any sector.

    That is why the U.S. Commercial Service will host the next Trade Winds Business Forum in Latin America, Sept. 6-13, 2016. Trade Winds--Latin America - Learn More

    Trade Winds--Latin America Webinar Series

  • Submitted on 19 January 2016

    Created on January 19, 2016
     

    During the past few years, U.S. producers of transportation related goods and equipment have experienced an increase in demand for their products at home and overseas.  Products such as U.S.-built commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, miscellaneous aircraft parts, and parts of railway rolling stock, have become critical components to other countries’ transportation infrastructure system.

    U.S. exporters of commercial aircraft and aircraft engines will now have new opportunities in the TPP region.

  • Submitted on 14 January 2016

    Created on January 14, 2016
     

    U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunity Forum-Webinar

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 10:00am EST
    FREE webinar 
    Commercial Service Saudi Arabia is teaming up with the Saudi Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the U.S.-Saudi Business Council on the Saudi-U.S. Business Opportunities Forum in Riyadh March 22nd-23rd, 2016.  This is the single largest U.S. business networking event in the Kingdom in 2016 – Join this free webinar to hear about the state of U.S.-Saudi relations and details of the Business Forum!
    Learn about the new U.S.-Saudi Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century and what new opportunities exist for U.S. firms.  Understand Saudi Arabia’s economic strategy to diversify its economy in the wake of lower oil prices.

    Register

  • Submitted on 08 January 2016

    Created on January 8, 2016
     

    Health Information Technology (Health IT) has the potential to be one of the world’s most transformative industries over the next few years. The use of electronic health records to comprehensively collect and organize patient information, remote monitoring and telemedicine services to treat patients, and the use of statistical and analytical tools to determine the best course of treatment for both individual patients and entire populations of citizens, represent a few examples of how Health IT can have a significant impact on the health care sector in the future.

    Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries face challenges similar to those in the United States regarding delivery of health care, such as adequately and efficiently addressing a patient’s health condition, while maximizing cost effectiveness. Given that many TPP countries have health care systems at a relatively early stage of development, U.S. exports of Health IT product and service solutions provide a tremendous opportunity for these countries to quickly deliver improved health care to their citizens. Provisions in the TPP regarding pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and medical supplies, in conjunction with increased deployment of Health IT, will lead to critical improvements in the health care sector among all TPP countries, saving thousands of lives daily.

  • Submitted on 07 January 2016

    Created on January 7, 2016
     

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is expanding its investments in sustainable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.  An implementing agency of the U.S. government’s Power Africa initiative, USTDA invests in project preparation activities designed to generate renewable and gas-fired power, modernize electric grids and increase energy efficiency.  The Agency’s programs are available to help African project sponsors prepare bankable clean energy projects.

    Interested project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa – or U.S. companies working with African project sponsors – should submit their project concepts to USTDA no later than February 19, 2016 to be considered for funding. To learn more about the Agency’s project proposal process, please visit: http://www.ustda.gov/proposals.

    Power Africa is a U.S. presidential initiative that addresses one of the most pressing challenges to sustainable economic growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa – access to electrical power.  President Obama launched Power Africa to bring together technical and legal experts, the private sector and governments from around the world to increase the number of people with access to power.  Power Africa aims to increase installed power capacity by more than 30,000 MW and create at least 60 million new connections by 2030.  USTDA’s investments under Power Africa provide critical early-stage planning to advance new power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.

  • Submitted on 07 January 2016

    Created on January 7, 2016
     

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that registration is now open for the third SelectUSA Investment Summit to be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors, while high-profile business and government leaders will share their insights on the latest innovation and trends.

    Whether you're interested in being an exhibitor, sponsor or attendee at the country's top foreign direct investment (FDI) event, head over to our 2016 Summit website to reserve your space now.

  • Submitted on 29 December 2015

    Created on December 29, 2015
     

    TPP Made in AmericaThe Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP unlocks opportunities for U.S. small and medium-sized businesses, which are the backbone of the U.S. economy. By addressing trade barriers that are particularly challenging for small businesses to navigate, TPP allows our small businesses to reach new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Eliminating foreign taxes in the form of tariffs across the TPP region. These barriers can price out of foreign markets many of the goods and agricultural products made by U.S. small businesses.

    Making it cheaper, easier, and faster for businesses to get their products to market by creating efficient and transparent customs procedures that help move goods quickly through borders.

  • Submitted on 28 December 2015

    Created on December 28, 2015
     

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship Tour: April 10-16 2016 in Arizona & CaliforniaThe Fifth Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) invites key leaders and decision makers to experience first-hand successful projects and experiences in the United States.  The activity is carried out under the framework of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) Work Plan for 2016-2018 to facilitate the exchange of good practices, create partnerships for development and deepen collaboration on the 200 successful experiences that OAS Member States have shared in the 2012-2015 Signs of Competitiveness Americas Reports www.riacreport.org.

    This six-day tour will showcase catalytic drivers such as advanced technology centers, innovation hubs, public-private partnerships, and strategic investments in the U.S. States of Arizona and California, including the cities of Phoenix, AZ; Chandler, AZ; Gilbert, AZ; Oracle, AZ; Tucson, AZ; San Luis, AZ; Yuma, AZ; Imperial Valley, CA; and San Diego, CA. Featured sites on the tour will target the following clusters: manufacturing, medical devices, water, agriculture, energy, and information and communication technology.

 

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