TradePosts Issue:  November 29 , 2016

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency just  announced that 25 Global Chamber chapters have joined its Making Global Local initiative. Since launching Making Global Local, USTDA has forged innovative partnerships with 85 state, city and local business development and trade promotion organizations across 32 states and the District of Columbia, making it the Agency's largest domestic outreach campaign to date. 

Date: November 27 - December 3, 2016
Cities: San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA

USTDA is hosting the Brazil Banking Operations Technologies Reverse Trade Mission  to introduce representatives of the Brazilian financial sector to the latest U.S. technologies, services, and best practices in mobile and internet banking. Topics of discussion will feature customer relationship management and cybersecurity for banking operations

Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security RTM  
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).  
Member Spotlight : Greater Houston Partnership
With a world-class port and airport system, Houston is a gateway for international trade. The region, home to over 6,000 manufacturers and 400 software development companies, is also growing its presence in both traditional and renewable forms of energy. That is why the Greater Houston Partnership works to connect its 1,200 member companies to an increasingly competitive global marketplace. 

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 (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.