ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced today that two new partners have joined its Making Global Local initiative:
- Miami-Dade County’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
- World Trade Center Orlando (WTC Orlando)
As USTDA’s largest domestic outreach campaign, Making Global Local works to increase the number of U.S. businesses that benefit from the Agency's programs in order to expand their exports to emerging markets and create high-paying jobs across the United States.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two innovative organizations into USTDA’s expanding network of Making Global Local partners,” stated Ashley E. Chang, USTDA’s Director of Public Engagement. ” WTC Orlando and Miami-Dade County’s OEDIT join two other Making Global Local partners in Florida, bringing the total to 60 members representing 30 states and the District of Columbia.
USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries. Last year, the Agency achieved its highest return on U.S. taxpayer investment, generating $85 in exports of U.S.-manufactured goods and services for every $1 it invests in development projects in emerging economies.
For more information on USTDA, or to learn more about becoming a Making Global Local partner organization, please visit www.ustda.gov.