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USTDA Director Named 2013 Smart Grid Pioneer USTDA DIRECTOR NAMED 2013 SMART GRID PIONEER
ARLINGTON, VA (November 6, 2013) – The Honorable Leocadia I. Zak, Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, has been named one of 50 Smart Grid Pioneers in 2013 by Smart Grid Today, a leading trade publication that delivers comprehensive daily reporting on emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry. | Full Story

USTDA Announces Highest Return on Investment Since the Agency's Establishment USTDA ANNOUNCES HIGHEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT SINCE THE AGENCY'S ESTABLISHMENT
WASHINGTON, DC (October 24, 2013) – Since its creation, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has provided measurable value for every taxpayer dollar it programs by directly supporting the creation of U.S. jobs through exports. As evidence of the Agency's tremendous value, USTDA's programs are now generating more U.S. exports per dollar programmed than at any other time in the Agency's history: $73 of U.S. exports for every dollar programmed, up from $41 just four years ago. | Full Story

Export Council Submits Letter to the President Supporting USTDA's Global Procurement Initiative EXPORT COUNCIL SUBMITS LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT SUPPORTING USTDA'S GLOBAL PROCUREMENT INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2013) – Last week, the U.S. industry members of the President's Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade, submitted a letter to the President in support of USTDA's recently-launched Global Procurement Initiative. | Full Story

U.S. Trade and Development Agency and George Washington University Announce New Partnership to Develop the Global Procurement Initiative U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP THE GLOBAL PROCUREMENT INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, DC (August 1, 2013) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the George Washington University (GW) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership to develop the Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value. | Full Story

USTDA to Host Twitter Chat Series During World Trade Month USTDA TO HOST TWITTER CHAT SERIES DURING WORLD TRADE MONTH
ARLINGTON, VA (April 23, 2013) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is teaming up with export, trade and finance related agencies across the federal government during World Trade Month - May 2013 - to host a series of Twitter Q&A's for U.S. companies. | Full Story

USTDA Features Renewable Energy Sector in February USTDA FEATURES RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR IN FEBRUARY
ARLINGTON, VA (February 5, 2013) – As part of its goal to highlight priority sectors and regions each month, USTDA selected February to showcase the renewable energy sector. | Full Story

USTDA Featured on Sunday Morning Show - Capital Gains USTDA FEATURED ON SUNDAY MORNING SHOW - CAPITOL GAINS
ARLINGTON, VA (January 7, 2013) – "Capitol Gains" profiles the head of a small federal agency winning praise from the business community. U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia Zak is having success selling American goods to the developing world. | Full Story

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Release FY 2012 Annual Report U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY RELEASES FY 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
ARLINGTON, VA (January 2, 2013) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency released today its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012, a year in which the Agency increased its export multiplier to a record $63 in U.S. exports generated for every program dollar invested. | Full Story

East Asia

U.S.-China Aviation Symposium Opens in Beijing, China U.S.-CHINA AVIATION SYMPOSIUM OPENS IN BEIJING, CHINA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2013) – Today, the 2013 U.S.-China Aviation Symposium opened by highlighting 10 years of successful partnerships that have boosted aviation safety, security and growth while offering opportunities for U.S. companies' participation in the dynamic growth of China's aviation sector. | Full Story

Latin America and the Caribbean

USTDA Awards Grant to Develop Intelligent Transportation Systems in Brazil USTDA AWARDS GRANT TO DEVELOP INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN BRAZIL
SO PAULO, BRAZIL (May 31, 2013) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant Wednesday to the Traffic Engineering Company of So Paulo (Companhia de Engenharia e Trafego, CET- So Paulo) in support of the development and implementation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for the Tiete and Pinheiros corridors. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies by Colombian Transmission Grid Operator USTDA SUPPORTS ADOPTION OF SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES BY COLOMBIAN TRANSMISSION GRID OPERATOR
BOGOT, COLOMBIA (March 20, 2013) – Today, USTDA awarded a grant to XM Compaa de Expertos en Mercados S.A. E.S.P. (XM Company of Experts in Markets or XM) in support of its efforts to develop an Intelligent Supervision and Advanced Control System (iSAAC) for the Colombian transmission grid. XM is the system operator and market administrator of the Colombian power grid and specializes in the management of real-time systems in the power, transport and finance sectors. | Full Story

Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Europe and Eurasia

USTDA Director Zak Remarks Sets Stage for U.S.  Turkey Smart Grid Workshop USTDA DIRECTOR ZAK REMARKS SETS STAGE FOR U.S.-TURKEY SMART GRID WORKSHOP
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (February 12, 2013) – U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak kicked off the U.S.Turkey Smart Grid Workshop in Istanbul today, highlighting the Agency's commitment to assisting Turkey in achieving its energy sector expansion goals. | Full Story

South and Southeast Asia

U.S.-India Aviation Summit Opens in Washington, DC U.S.INDIA AVIATION SUMMIT OPENS IN WASHINGTON, DC
WASHINGTON, DC (October 30, 2013) – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) opened the 2013 U.S.-India Aviation Summit, a high-level dialogue on bilateral aviation issues that will promote U.S. technical solutions to support the rapid growth of India's aviation sector. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Expanded Economic Partnership with Indonesia Through Infrastructure Development Projects USTDA SUPPORTS EXPANDED ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP WITH INDONESIA THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
JARKARTA, INDONESIA (August 29, 2013) – Today, USTDA concluded two new grants supporting the development of energy and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in Indonesia. | Full Story

USTDA Concludes Participation in U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue USTDA CONCLUDES PARTICIPATION IN U.S.-INDIA STRATEGIC DIALOGUE
NEW DELHI, INDIA (June 24, 2013) – Today, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak participated in the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi, India. | Full Story

Expanding Energy Investments in Southeast Asia EXPANDING ENERGY INVESTMENTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
ARLINGTON, VA (May 16, 2013) – In order to support the U.S.-Asia-Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership, USTDA's programs are available to foreign project sponsors for energy project development and preparation activities. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Expansion of Energy Resources in India USTDA SUPPORTS EXPANSION OF ENERGY RESOURCES IN INDIA
MUMBAI, INDIA (May 3, 2013) – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) concluded two grant agreements in Mumbai to assist in improving power sector efficiency and developing shale gas and oil in India. | Full Story

USTDA Awards Grant to Support Information Technology and Smart Grid Development in Vietnam USTDA AWARDS GRANT TO SUPPORT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SMART GRID DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM
ARLINGTON, VA (April 26, 2013) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant today to the National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) of Vietnam to support its efforts to improve transmission efficiencies to meet increasing power generation capacity and demand. | Full Story

Sub-Saharan Africa

USTDA Director Zak Joins President Obama During Visits to South Africa and Tanzania USTDA DIRECTOR ZAK JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA DURING VISITS TO SOUTH AFRICA AND TANZANIA
JOHANNESBURG, SA (July 2, 2013) – Today, Director Leocadia I. Zak concluded a trip to South Africa and Tanzania, where she highlighted the important role the Agency plays in supporting broad-based economic development in the region while increasing U.S. private sector engagement. | Full Story