Volume 87 | October 10, 2018
Arlington, VA  – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently announced its largest return on investment since the Agency was created by the Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992. USTDA identified $4.9 billion in U.S. exports to emerging markets this past year. As a result, during the most recent 10-year evaluation period, USTDA identified over $104 in exports that directly supports U.S. jobs for every $1 invested by the Agency in its activities, far surpassing all previous results.

USTDA’s continued success comes from data driven decision making to focus funding in emerging markets in order to create partnerships between U.S. companies and foreign infrastructure project developers. USTDA’s programming directly advances President Trump’s priority of supporting U.S. job growth through the opening of markets for increased exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services.

“USTDA’s unprecedented results demonstrate the effectiveness of the Agency’s programming and how these results are advancing the Administration’s priorities to create U.S. jobs,” said Thomas R. Hardy, Acting Director of USTDA. “We will continue to identify the areas where USTDA’s funding will be most effective to demonstrate U.S. expertise and support project preparation for infrastructure projects overseas.”

As the U.S. government’s project preparation agency, USTDA supports a diverse portfolio across the energy, telecommunications and transportation sectors. The Agency continues to commit resources toward the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative, the Global Freight Rail Initiative, and Power Africa. Many of these projects include cutting-edge solutions supplied by small U.S. businesses. Through USTDA’s programs, American businesses gain market access overseas while foreign buyers are introduced to quality U.S. solutions that can advance their infrastructure development goals.
UPCOMING BUSINESS BRIEFINGS
October 30, 2018
Location: Arlington, VA

As part of the   Kenya and Rwanda Cybersecurity Reverse Trade Mission , USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies to learn about Kenya and Rwanda’s cybersecurity infrastructure development plans and goals. The business briefing presents the opportunity to meet with high level decision-makers from both countries and to potentially form new partnerships.

This event is being organized by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). For more information on how your company can participate, please contact Nina Kundra at  n-kundra@bciu.org .
December 3, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA

As part of the  West Africa Smart Grid Reverse Trade Mission , USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming projects opportunities West Africa’s power sector. This event provides an opportunity to engage with key decision-makers and create new partnerships.

The Koeppen, Elliot & Associates, Ltd. Group are organizing the event on behalf of USTDA. For further information regarding registration and/or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with the delegates, please contact KEA by email at  davidelliot@kealtd.com ; by text or phone at (757) 342-2149.

Click  here  to view the event flyer.
December 6-7, 2018
Location: Mumbai

USTDA is hosting an India Energy Storage and Smart Grid Workshop II in Mumbai for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming projects and procurements in India’s energy sector.  

The agenda will cover India’s plans regarding development of sustainable grids, big data, grid load balancing, and integration of renewables. U.S. companies will learn how they can get involved with these projects and will have the opportunity to meet with decision-makers to possibly form new partnerships.

The Webster Group and the Tuatara Group are organizing the visit on behalf of USTDA. For further information about hosting a meeting or sponsoring an event for this delegation, please contact Phil Hargis at  phil@webstergroupinc.com  or Pamela Peseux at  projectteam@tuataragroup.com .

Click  here  to view the event flyer.
MORE USTDA NEWS
Houston Mayor's Office of Trade and International Relations
As Houston’s global presence grows, the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs serves as the City’s international liaison, forming an important link between Houstonians and the world. Whether welcoming heads of state, establishing numerous diplomatic ties, attracting foreign investment or assisting Houston businesses seeking markets abroad, MOITA works to realize Mayor Sylvester Turner’s vision of an ever more global Houston.
Making Global Local (MGL)
Making Global Local  is an initiative designed to connect cities and states across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs by forming strategic partnerships with key state and local trade promotion organizations. 

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. If your organization is interested in partnering with USTDA, please send us an email at  mgl@ustda.gov
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.
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