ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is excited to announce the debut of its new website design, which offers an enhanced user experience and makes key information more easily accessible.
“The Agency’s mission of linking U.S. businesses to global infrastructure opportunities through its project preparation programs is so critical that we wanted to ensure that we were representing our work in the most convenient way possible for all of our stakeholders,” said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s Director of Public Relations and Congressional Affairs.
Utilizing President Obama’s Digital Strategy Initiative as the framework for the new website, users will find a responsive platform, meaning that the landing page now displays content consistently, regardless of the device visitors are using – desktop, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Now visitors can navigate the site more easily and locate content more quickly.
Another feature is the high-level placement of links to the most visited areas of the website. With just one click or touch, visitors can reach pages like Trade Leads, Business Opportunities, Events and Project Proposals.
Finally, the new USTDA.gov features access to a prioritized list of Application Programming Interfaces (API), a set of tools or requirements that allow applications and websites to communicate. APIs make it possible for the public to automatically consume data being provided by USTDA.gov and then utilize or display that information in a user-friendly format on their website. Also, application developers can now utilize USTDA’s APIs to create innovative apps that can, for example, alert U.S. exporters of overseas procurement opportunities and upcoming events hosted by the Agency.
You can find the new website at USTDA.gov. Over the coming months, the Agency will continue to make updates that aim to better serve its partners at home and abroad.