TradePosts Issue:  May 1, 2017
May 5, 2017
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Time: 1:15pm - 2:45pm EST

As part of the  Smart Cities NYC '17 Conference and ExpoUSTDA  will be hosting a hands-on workshop discussing best practices on forming effective public-private partnerships to advance the development of smart cities in India. 
In this session, expert facilitators will present a case study of an ongoing smart city infrastructure project in India. Participants will provide recommendations for structuring the project to ensure a net gain for the city and a profit for industry. Input from participants will be featured in USTD A' s feasibility study analysis, as well as presented to the city.

We invite you to join us to meet new partners and lend your expertise to an ongoing smart city project!

Space is limited. Register to save your seat today!

USTDA's Top Exporting States 
USTDA supports job creation all over America. Last week, the Agency completed the "Top Exporting States" countdown to showcase how USTDA's programs help increase exports in states across the country.

Check out below the "Top 5 Exporting States" in the U.S. Together, they generated over $25 billion in exports and supported more than 200,000 U.S. jobs.   

See if your state made the list! 
The California Chamber supports expansion of international trade and investment, fair and equitable market access for California products abroad, and elimination of disincentives that impede the international competitiveness of California business.

DYK?  California is one of the 10 largest economies in the world with a gross state product (GSP) of more than $2 trillion. International-related commerce (including exports and imports of goods and services, plus investments) accounts for approximately one-quarter of the state's economy. Although trade is a nationally determined policy issue, its impact on California is immense. California exports to 228 foreign markets.

Making Global Local logo
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.