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February 2013 Issue

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USTDA Features Renewable Energy Sector in February

ARLINGTON, VA -- As part of its goal to highlight priority sectors and regions each month, USTDA selected February to showcase the renewable energy sector. Throughout the month, USTDA will utilize its website and social media platforms to provide sector information on export opportunities, news and facts.


A free webinar for U.S. companies interested in working with USTDA on energy sector contracting opportunities will be this Monday, Feb. 25th. Click here for more details.

Follow USTDA during Renewable Energy month:

Twitter: @USTDA
Facebook: /USTDA

USTDA Director's Remarks Sets Stage for U.S.-Turkey Smart Grid Workshop

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak kicked off the U.S.–Turkey Smart Grid Workshop in Istanbul Feb. 12, 2013, highlighting the Agency's commitment to assisting Turkey in achieving its energy sector expansion goals

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USTDA's Program Evaluation Office Now Featured on

USTDA's Program Evaluation Office continuously monitors, tracks, and analyzes the outcomes of the Agency's activities to determine their overall effectiveness, inform evidence-based funding decisions, and ensure oversight and accountability with stakeholders. Learn more about the team and how they measure USTDA's impact on U.S. exports, companies and job creation.

Click here to view the new Program Evaluation Office webpage

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2013 : Free Webinar - Working with USTDA and Energy Sector Contracting Opportunities for U.S. Companies. Click here for more information.

March 4-6, 2013 : USTDA is sponsoring a workshop on March 4-6, 2013 in New Delhi, India to support aviation security enhancements and development in India and foster the participation of U.S. companies in the implementation of aviation security projects in the region. Click here for more information.

March 16-27, 2013 : USTDA is sponsoring a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to the United States for a delegation of Romanian government and private sector organizations in the oil and gas sector responsible for developing energy resources in Romania. The implementation of anticipated projects in Romania will require major investments in oil and gas sector infrastructure and will provide opportunities for U.S. companies to export their equipment and services. Click here for more information.

Click here to view all USTDA events

Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Ghana - NEDCo Management and Investment Planning More info

Click here to view all solicitations and business opportunities

USTDA On the Road

USTDA staff members are regularly featured in events held by our partners throughout the United States. These events cover topics ranging from obtaining export financing to gaining access to emerging markets overseas. Here is the latest list of events:

OPIC Expanding Horizons - A Workshop for U.S. Small Businesses Entering International Markets - this workshop will be held on May 7, 2013 in Charleston, SC and on June 27, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX. More info

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.

Our Featured Partner

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The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) is an international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. The office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth. Explore the MOITI site and learn how the doors of Massachusetts open to the world.

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Discover the New BusinessUSA, a Presidential initiative designed to help small business and exporters Discover opportunities, Connect with the right resources and Grow was recently re-launched. BusinessUSA is the first fully integrated federal website, reflecting a new level of collaboration among federal agencies and a stronger commitment to more streamlined and efficient customer service.

Check out the new BusinessUSA