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January 2013 Issue

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USTDA Releases FY 2012 Annual Report

ARLINGTON, VA – On Jan. 2, 2013, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency released 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. In accomplishing this return, USTDA identified more than $2.2 billion in U.S. exports in FY 2012 that were supported by its programs. The report also recognizes the twentieth anniversary of USTDA as an independent agency, which was created through the aptly-named "Jobs Through Exports Act of 1992."
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USTDA Director to be Featured on Bloomberg Government's "Capitol Gains"

Tune in this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:30 am, EST on Washington, D.C.’s CBS-9 for Bloomberg Government's "Capitol Gains" television show. The segment will re-air at 12 noon and 5 pm on Bloomberg TV. This latest episode features an interview with USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak.

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Upcoming Events

Business Briefing - U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with South Africa aviation sector officials to learn about aviation technology-related export opportunities. The briefing will be held at USTDA's headquarters in Arlington, VA on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Interested companies will first need to register for the conference in order to take part in the busines briefing. The American Association of Airport Executives is organizing the business briefing on behalf of USTDA. For more information, contact AAAE at (703) 575-2467.

February 12-13, 2013 : Workshop (Istanbul, Turkey) - USTDA is sponsoring a two-day workshop on February 12-13, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey (Venue soon to be confirmed) to foster U.S. – Turkish partnerships for state-of-the-art electricity transmission and distribution projects throughout Turkey. The event will highlight smart grid projects and initiatives, U.S. smart grid technologies, and the regulatory frameworks, standards, and financing mechanisms available to support these technologies. MFM Lamey Group is organizing the workshop on behalf of USTDA. For more information about participating as an attendee, speaker, or corporate sponsor, please contact Pamela Peseux of MFM Lamey Group by e-mail at or by phone at 1.202.347.2725 or toll free at 1.866.636.4729.

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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Pakistan - Biomass Power Plant and Waste Heat Recovery for Cement Producer More info

Nigeria - Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Infrastructure Feasibility Study More info

Vietnam - Information and Communication Technology Management Project For The Ho Chi Minh City Water Supply Network More info

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Making Global Local

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.

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Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is the region’s leading provider of economic development services. Established in 1981, the LAEDC’s mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County.

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Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is the largest broad-based business association in Illinois, serving businesses of all sizes and industry sectors. Headquartered in Springfield with a regional office in Chicago, the Illinois Chamber serves as your frontline advocate for business in the state capitol by influencing the legislative, regulatory and judicial branches of state government. The Illinois Chamber is the Statewide Voice of Business