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  • Submitted on 21 November 2014

    Created on November 21, 2014
     

    Doing Business 2015Doing business in Africa is not always easy, but the business climate is improving in many African countries, the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report shows.

    The latest version of the Bank’s widely-watched report shows that many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have adopted reforms related to starting a business, protecting investors, paying taxes and registering property. Five of 10 countries listed for a “most improved” business climate – Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo – were in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    While showing significant improvement in many of the factors that are needed to attract private investment, the report also serves to underscore some of the persistent challenges to doing business on the continent. Among those African countries that made the most-improved list, only one, the Democratic Republic of Congo, was recognized for adopting reforms related specifically to accessing electricity, a key challenge throughout the continent that severely limits business activity.

  • Submitted on 10 November 2014

    Created on November 10, 2014
     

    Concept of the New Mexico City Airport and Terminal BuildingRecently the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) National Deputy Director, Albert K. Shen, met with Carlos Marron, Senior Investment and Trade Commissioner of ProMexico, to discuss ways to collaborate on upcoming infrastructure projects throughout Mexico.

    Over the next four years, the Mexican Government plans to invest more than $600 billion to modernize transport, telecommunications, water, energy, and environment sectors. These infrastructure projects present minority-owned businesses with a unique opportunity to leverage cultural and familial ties, and language capabilities as strong competitive advantages in Latin America markets.

  • Submitted on 06 November 2014

    Created on November 6, 2014
     

    The Facts About Exporting addresses some of the misconceptions that exist and paves the way for exporting more American-made products around the world. What percentage of the world’s customers do you think live outside of the U.S.? Who exports more: small or large companies? Take a look at the infographic and learn these facts and more!

  • Submitted on 05 November 2014

    Created on November 5, 2014
     

    A Strong Commitment to Investors

    Please join us for the SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit from March 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

    President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker have made it clear that the United States is “open for business” and warmly welcomes foreign investors to operate in our transparent, stable and open market.

    SelectUSA provides world-class services for international firms of all sizes as they consider investing in the United States.

    Building on Success – The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit

    The SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit will bring together key players to help investors learn about the incredibly diverse opportunities across the country – all in one building. The 2015 Investment Summit aims to build on the success of the 2013 Summit.

  • Submitted on 03 November 2014

    Created on November 3, 2014
     

    Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences

    Join the U.S. Commercial Service, the Minnesota District Export Council & LifeScience Alley at the premier health-focused export event of the year!

    At DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Healthcare & Life Sciences you will have the opportunity to learn about global healthcare opportunities and industry atmosphere through private consultation with U.S. Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers specializing in healthcare from the following countries:

  • Submitted on 20 October 2014

    Created on October 20, 2014
     

    Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring a Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing on Wednesday, November 5, at USTDA headquarters, Suite 1501, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The Industry Briefing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. This includes a catered lunch.

    The Panama delegation will consist of senior representatives from Tocumen International Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama, senior air traffic control officials from Panama, and a U.S. Embassy representative from Panama.

    The Industry Briefing is designed to introduce U.S. companies to procurement opportunities in Panama's aviation sector. The Industry Briefing also will include presentations from USTDA and other U.S. government officials who are responsible for promoting U.S. private sector participation in Panama's aviation sector.

  • Submitted on 20 October 2014

    Created on October 20, 2014
     

    Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit

    The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are hosting a delegation of up to fifteen Latin American and Caribbean officials for the Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit (OV) from October 27-31, 2014. The delegation will include high-level public sector energy officials from Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

    During the visit, the delegates will have the opportunity to meet with top U.S. government officials, financing institutions and U.S. companies to gain exposure to policies, best practices, financing options and technologies that can support efforts to modernize power grids in key countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meetings will focus on the integration of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency technology into the electric grid in the context of integrated energy systems planning.

  • Submitted on 07 October 2014

    Created on October 7, 2014
     

    Canada Webinar SeriesCanada is the largest single export market for the U.S. and is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. The North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada’s geographic proximity have afforded U.S. firms with a significant advantage in selling to Canada’s markets.

    Are you maximizing your opportunity? Whether you currently export to Canada or are new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to this market is critical to your success. This five part series has been designed to help businesses strengthen the skills necessary to effectively do business in Canada.

  • Submitted on 03 October 2014

    Created on October 3, 2014
     

    Global TradeThe Phoenix MBDA Business Center will partner with the Thunderbird School of Global Management Oct. 23-24 to host their second annual Global Business Conference.

    “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management,” said Alika Kumar, Director of the Phoenix MBDA Business Center.

    The event will provide a platform to talk about the National Export Initiative (NEI) and how it can benefit minority business enterprises.

    “Our goals for the Conference are simple and purposeful: to increase awareness of the opportunities in global markets, to promote greater participation in global business endeavors, and to provide an understanding of the resources available to help businesses succeed in capturing a portion of the larger world market,” she said.

  • Submitted on 03 October 2014

    Created on October 3, 2014
     

    Trade MissionThe Department of Commerce’s trade missions help U.S. firms explore and pursue exporting by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets. Each year the department organizes trade missions that target specific countries or groups of countries with promising export opportunities.

    Below is a list of upcoming trade missions:

    Executive-Led Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India

    February 2-6, 2015
    Application deadline is October 20, 2014.

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