ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced that 25 Global Chamber® chapters have joined its Making Global Local initiative. The cities represented include:
Since launching Making Global Local, USTDA has forged innovative partnerships with 85 state, city and local business development and trade promotion organizations across 32 states and the District of Columbia. The Global Chamber, which focuses on cross-border trade and investment, strives to help its members find new opportunities to grow their businesses locally and globally.
“We’re extremely proud that Making Global Local has grown into the Agency’s largest domestic outreach campaign,” says Ashley E. Chang, USTDA’s Director of Public Engagement. “Partnering with the Global Chamber will help us connect a greater number of businesses in more U.S. communities with USTDA’s export-promotion programs.”
USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in emerging markets. Last year, the Agency achieved its highest-ever return on U.S. taxpayer investment, generating $85 in exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services for every $1 it programs.
For more information on USTDA, or to learn more about becoming a Making Global Local partner organization, please visit www.ustda.gov.