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March 2014 Issue

President Obama submitted the Administration's Budget to Capitol Hill on March 4th requesting $67.7 million for USTDA, which represents a 22% increase over FY 2014 budget levels.

USTDA to Highlight Global Aviation Innovation in March

 

USTDA to Highlight Global Aviation Innovation in March

Throughout the month of March, USTDA will be highlighting its aviation activities across the globe. Given the Agency's critical role in linking U.S. companies to global infrastructure opportunities and supporting long-term, sustainable growth overseas, the aviation sector has historically been a key component of USTDA's portfolio. Read more

Trade Talk: Smart Grid Recap

ARLINGTON, VA – Learn more about Trade Talk: Smart Grid, which drew more than 150 participants from across the United States. Presentation slides and audio from the event are now available. Learn more

  Trade Talk: Smart Grid Recap

USTDA Launches Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency joined the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the U.S. Department of State to officially launch the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program (ACEP). Read more

  USTDA Launches Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program

Upcoming Events

 

March 9-15, 2014 : Brazil and Mexico Flight Safety Standards Reverse Trade Mission - Washington, DC - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a delegation of civil aviation officials from Brazil and Mexico on a visit to the United States to participate in the Flight Safety Standards Reverse Trade Mission.

 

March 11, 2014 : Vietnam: Environmental Sanitation and Wastewater Treatment Business Roundtable - USTDA Business Center - Arlington, VA - As part of a World Bank-organized study tour for senior officials from Vietnam, USTDA is hosting this roundtable for U.S. companies to engage directly with the delegation in order to discuss wastewater treatment practices and solutions in the United States.

 

March 16-26, 2014 : Colombia Power Market Management System Reverse Trade Mission – Washington, DC; Raleigh, NC; Austin, TX; Silicon Valley, CA - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is supporting a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to familiarize eight Colombian power sector stakeholders with U.S. technologies and best practices for the implementation of a Power Market Management System (MMS), including financial settlement and billing, testing, and integration solutions in preparation for the upcoming MMS procurement by XM Compañia de Expertos en Mercados S.A.'s (XM), Colombia's system operator and market administrator.

 

March 30–April 9, 2014 : Morocco Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Reverse Trade Mission – San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a delegation of key public sector officials from Morocco's energy sector on a visit to the United States to participate in the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Reverse Trade Mission (RTM).


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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

India: Technical Assistance for the Central Power Research Institute Smart Grid Test Bed Project More info

Brazil: Amapá State Information Technology Strategy and Data Center Design More info

Philippines: MERALCO Power Distribution Modernization Pilot Project More info

South Africa: Feasibility Study for the Solafrica 100MW CSP Plant More info

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USTDA on the Road

The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers

March 18, 2014 // Charlotte, NC: U.S. Global Leadership Coalition featuring USTDA's Director of Congressional Affairs and Public Relations, Tom Hardy. For more information, please visit: http://www.usglc.org/

April 1, 2014 // Newport Beach, CA: ICEPAG Clean Energy Conference featuring USTDA's Program Evaluation Manager, David Ross. For more information, please visit: http://www.apep.uci.edu/icepag2014/

April 2, 2014 // Minneapolis, MN: OPIC's Expanding Horizons Workshop featuring USTDA's Director for Export Promotion, Leila Aridi Afas. For more information, please visit: http://www.opicevents.com/  

April 3, 2014 // St. Paul, MN: Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Minnesota Trade Office featuring USTDA's Director for Export Promotion, Leila Aridi Afas. For more information, please visit: http://mn.gov/deed/business/exporting/events/#/?i=1

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 few years, 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 Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont's statewide economic development finance lender. Created by the General Assembly in 1974, VEDA's mission is "to contribute to the creation and retention of quality jobs in Vermont by providing loans and other financial support to eligible and qualified Vermont industrial, commercial and agricultural enterprises."

Visit their website for more information: http://www.veda.org/.

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