TradePosts Issue:  February 6 , 2017

There is an energy shortage across the Middle East, and in Jordan in particular. In fact, the country imports 97% of its energy.
Under a USTDA grant,  local business Kawar Energy  partnered with Denver-based CH2M Hill to map out a plan to bring 100 megawatts of renewable power to the rural area of Ma'an. 

Kawar reviewed several technology options before deciding to work with Arizona-based First Solar. In a conversation with the CEO, he said it was an easy decision because First Solar's technology was of the highest quality.
This success story demonstrates the win-win nature of USTDA's work. While we are connecting U.S. businesses, such as CH2M Hill and First Solar, to overseas opportunities, their goods and services are bringing sustainable development to emerging markets like Jordan.
Date: February 25 - March 15, 2017
Cities: Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA;
Los Angeles, CA

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector seeking to modernize, expand and improve the country's air traffic management and airport infrastructure.  The visit will introduce delegates to advanced air traffic management (ATM) and airport infrastructure and security technologies, services and best practices through visits to U.S. facilities and meetings with leading U.S. companies as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Business Briefing
Date: March 1, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.

As part of the Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing to provide a forum for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for civil aviation development in Indonesia. 
Date: February 26 - March 04, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia 

USTDA is hosting the New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission II. The delegation will include 15 senior officials from the General Directorate of States Airports Authority in Turkey (DHMI), IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. (IGA) and Turkish Airlines. 

The New Istanbul Airport will be the 3rd international airport in Istanbul. It is in the 1st phase of construction and when complete, it will be the largest airport in the world. The delegates will be meeting with U.S. businesses to learn about best practices and cutting-edge technologies to support development of the airport.

Date: February 28, 2017
City: Washington, D.C.

As part of the  New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission II, USTDA will hold a Business Briefing. This event will provide U.S. businesses the opportunity to meet with high-level Turkish delegates to discuss their goals and plans for the New Istanbul Airport. U.S. companies will have a chance to meet one-on-one with the delegates to have a more detailed discussion.
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Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past few years, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.