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Making Global LocalBuilding Partnerships, Supporting U.S. Jobs, Growing U.S. Exports

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.

The hallmark of USTDA assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and foreign project sponsors, bringing proven private sector solutions to development challenges abroad. In the past year, USTDA's reverse trade missions to the United States have connected more than 600 foreign delegates to over 1,000 U.S. Company representatives across the country.

The aim of Making Global Local is to increase the number of U.S. businesses that are benefitting from the Agency's programs in order to expand their exports to emerging markets and create high-paying jobs in their communities. To accomplish this goal, USTDA is forging new and innovative partnerships with business development and trade promotion organizations across the country.

Along with our colleagues throughout the federal government, USTDA is fully committed to helping U.S. businesses build things here and sell them everywhere. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with our partners amongst federal, state, and local governments, the U.S. business community, and overseas stakeholders by Making Global Local for communities across the United States.

Current List of Partner Organizations
Making Global Local - Partner Organizations
Organization City State
California Centers for International Trade Development   CA
California Chamber of Commerce Sacramento CA
City of Charlotte Charlotte NC
City of Durham, Office of Economic and Workforce Development Durham NC
City of Norfolk Department of Development Norfolk VA
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Denver CO
County of Riverside Office of Foreign Trade Riverside CA
Denver Sister Cities International Denver CO
Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Pittsburgh PA
Elgin Development Group Elgin IL
Erie County Industrial Development Agency Buffalo NY
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington Seattle WA
Florida Export Finance Corporation Miami FL
Governor's Office of Economic Development, Office of International Trade and Diplomacy Salt Lake City UT
Greater Houston Partnership Houston TX
Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chicago IL
Indy Chamber Indianapolis, IN
Invest Atlanta Atlanta GA
Kansas Global Trade Services Wichita KS
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Los Angeles CA
Los Angeles Regional Export Council (LARExC) Los Angeles CA
Maryland Small Business Development Center College Park MD
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment Boston MA
Mayor's Office of International Trade and Development Houston TX
Minnesota Trade Office St. Paul MN
Mississippi Development Authority International Trade Office Jackson MS
Missouri International Trade & Investment Office Jefferson City MO
Nevada Industry Excellence Las Vegas NV
North Dakota Trade Office Fargo ND
Northern California World Trade Center Sacramento CA
Ohio Development Services Agency Columbus OH
Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business Development Harrisburg PA
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers Philadelphia PA
Port of Virginia Norfolk VA
State of New Jersey Business Action Center Trenton NJ
Tampa Bay International Business Council Tampa Bay FL
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development International Division Nashville TN
University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Athens GA
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development   UT
Vermont Economic Development Authority Montpelier VT
Virginia Small Business Development Center - Mason SBDC Fairfax VA
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Dallas/Fort Worth TX
World Trade Center Atlanta Atlanta GA
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Philadelphia PA
World Trade Center of New Orleans New Orleans LA
World Trade Center of San Diego San Diego CA
World Trade Center Savannah Savannah GA
World Trade Center St. Louis St. Louis MO