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December 2013 Issue

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USTDA Accelerates Clean Energy For Telecom Towers In India

MUMBAI, INDIA - USTDA awarded a grant in December to Idea Cellular Limited, a leading mobile service provider in India, to support the development of clean energy technologies for India's telecom sector. The grant will fund a feasibility study and pilot project that will assess the technical, economic and financial feasibility of deploying solar hybrid methanol based fuel cell (SHMBFC) systems that provide continuous and uninterruptible power to telecom towers.Read More

Video Highlights 2013 U.S.-India Aviation Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, in cooperation with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program, hosted the 2013 U.S.-India Aviation Summit October 30-31 in Washington, DC. This video includes highlights and interviews from the summit.

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USTDA proudly partners with BusinessUSA to Make it Easier to do Business in America

That’s the core objective of BusinessUSA. Approaching two years since its launch in early 2012, BusinessUSA was created to provide businesses a better entryway into the host of programs and opportunities the federal government has to offer. Too often, interactions with the government are burdensome, frustrating, and confusing. BusinessUSA aims to fix that by providing a single point of access to those programs and resources relevant to business owners and exporters.

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Upcoming Events


February 11-12, 2014 : U.S. - Colombia Smart Grid Workshop: Partnering to Power the Future - USTDA is sponsoring a two-day workshop to foster U.S. – Colombian partnerships for state-of-the-art electricity transmission and distribution projects throughout the country in cooperation with Colombia Inteligente (Smart Colombia), an industry coalition established to coordinate the implementation of smart grid technology in country. The event will highlight Colombia's smart grid projects and initiatives, U.S. technologies and the regulatory frameworks, standards, and financing mechanisms available to support them. The workshop will also focus on the applicability of demand response programs.


Winter 2014 : Turkey Third Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission - USTDA is sponsoring a reverse trade mission (RTM) to the United States of the senior project managers for the Turkish consortium that has been awarded the concession to build the new third Istanbul airport.  This $10+ billion airport will have an initial capacity of at least 70 million passengers and when the final phase is constructed a capacity of 110+ million passengers.


The delegation will visit the United States for one week in the winter of 2013/2014 and will visit large U.S. airports in order to see U.S. aviation and safety and security technologies in place, as well as to understand best practices in airport construction, operation and management.  There will be a Business Briefing at which U.S. companies will learn from the consortium about the timing, procedure and nature of the procurement plans for the new airport.


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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

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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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Our Featured Partner

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.  The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.

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