TradePosts Issue:  March 20, 2017
Ajmer, a vibrant, dynamic city in the State of Rajasthan, India.
Last week, the Agency was awarded the India Smart Grid Forum's President Award for Promotion of Smart Grids in India, in recognition of work to advance India's grid modernization efforts.  
 
Since 2004, USTDA has sponsored 10 smart grid activities addressing topics such as distributed energy resources, the viability of solar powered microgrids for two rural villages, and utilizing automated demand side management solutions to manage peak demand. On these activities, USTDA partnered with both public and private sector utilities, as well as U.S. companies, to pilot innovative solutions tailored to India's unique electricity needs.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date: March 27 - 31, 2017
Cities: Houston, TX; TBA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a reverse trade mission (RTM) to introduce high-level representatives from Nigeria's natural gas sector to leading U.S. technologies, equipment and services that can increase access to gas for power generation projects in Nigeria. This RTM follows USTDA's successful Business Briefing for U.S. companies at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) last May. The RTM will feature meetings with public and private sector representatives from the U.S. natural gas industry and site visits that demonstrate U.S. gas technologies and infrastructure. 

India Construction Safety Equipment Reverse Trade Mission
Date: April 2 - 8, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the India Construction Safety Equipment Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) The event will bring public and private sector representatives of India's construction industries to the United States for a one-week visit to familiarize them with U.S. technologies, equipment, and standards The visit will introduce the delegates to U.S. companies that manufacture construction equipment that can meet India's needs as the country invests in its infrastructure development.  The RTM presents an opportunity for US companies to meet with the delegation and learn about upcoming project opportunities .

Business Briefing: India Construction Safety Equipment
Date: April 3, 2017
City: Washington, D.C.

As part of the India Construction Safety Equipment Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a Business Briefing. This event will provide a forum for representatives from India's construction industries to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for construction projects. U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the delegates.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Their efforts strive to advance the Colorado's economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.

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MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL (MGL)
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.
About USTDA
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.