Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past year, 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 hallmark of USTDA assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and foreign project sponsors, bringing proven private sector solutions to development challenges abroad. In the past year, USTDA's reverse trade missions to the United States have connected more than 600 foreign delegates to over 1,000 U.S. Company representatives across the country.
The aim of Making Global Local is to increase the number of U.S. businesses that are benefitting from the Agency's programs in order to expand their exports to emerging markets and create high-paying jobs in their communities. To accomplish this goal, USTDA is forging new and innovative partnerships with business development and trade promotion organizations across the country.
Along with our colleagues throughout the federal government, USTDA is fully committed to helping U.S. businesses build things here and sell them everywhere. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with our partners amongst federal, state, and local governments, the U.S. business community, and overseas stakeholders by Making Global Local for communities across the United States.
|University of Georgia Small Business Development Center||Lawrenceville||GA|
|World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth||Dallas||TX|
|City of Norfolk Department of Development||Norfolk||VA|
|Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development International Division||Nashville||TN|
|Nevada Industry Excellence||Las Vegas||NV|
|Northern California World Trade Center||Sacramento||CA|
|Denver Sister Cities International||Denver||CO|
|World Trade Center of New Orleans||New Orleans||LA|
|Missouri International Trade & Investment Office||Jefferson City||MO|
|Erie County Industrial Development Agency||Buffalo||NY|
|Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)||Pittsburgh||PA|
|World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia||Philadelphia||PA|
|Virgina Small Business Development Center - Mason SBDC||Fairfax||VA|
|Vermont Economic Development Authority||Montpelier||VT|
|Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington||Seattle||WA|
|World Trade Center of San Diego||San Diego||CA|
|Mississippi Development Authority International Trade Office||Jackson||MS|
|Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers||Philadelphia||PA|
|Maryland Small Business Development Center||College Park||MD|
|World Trade Center Atlanta||Atlanta||GA|
|Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade||Denver||CO|
|Kansas Global Trade Services||Wichita||KS|
|World Trade Center St. Louis||St. Louis||MO|
|Tampa Bay International Business Council||Tampa Bay||FL|
|Minnesota Trade Office||St. Paul||MN|
|Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation||Los Angeles||CA|
|Illinois Chamber of Commerce||Chicago||IL|
|Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment||Boston||MA|
|World Trade Center Savannah||Savannah||GA|
|Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC)||Los Angeles||CA|
|County of Riverside Office of Foreign Trade||Riverside||CA|
|Governor's Office of Economic Development, Office of International Trade and Diplomacy||Salt Lake City||UT|
|Greater Houston Partnership||Houston||TX|
|North Dakota Trade Office||Fargo||ND|
|Port of Virginia||Norfolk||VA|
|California Chamber of Commerce||Sacramento||CA|
|Mayor's Office of International Trade and Development||Houston||TX|
|Ohio Development Services Agency||Columbus||OH|
|State of New Jersey Business Action Center||Trenton||NJ|
|Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development||Harrisburg||PA|
|Florida Export Finance Corporation||Miami||FL|
|Elgin Development Group||Elgin||IL|
|City of Charlotte||Charlotte||NC|
Interested in becoming a Making Global Local Partner Organization? By building strategic partnerships, USTDA and local business organizations can support the creation of high-paying jobs through the growth of U.S. exports.
If you are committed to this goal and have local market knowledge, we want to partner with you! By understanding the Agency's programs, partner organizations can help companies in their communities maximize the benefits of working with USTDA.
Examples of partner organizations include:
Benefits of Becoming a Making Global Local partner organization include:
Contact us to learn how USTDA's program can expand exports sales in your community by becoming a Making Global Local partner organization. We look forward to working with you!
Leila Aridi Afas, Director for Export Promotion
Or call us at (703) 875-4357
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