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The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets. Established in 1971, OPIC provides businesses with the tools to manage the risks associated with foreign direct investment, fosters economic development in emerging market countries, and advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. OPIC helps American businesses gain footholds in new markets, catalyzes new revenues and contributes to jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC fulfills its mission by providing businesses with financing, political risk insurance, advocacy and by partnering with private equity investment fund managers.

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OPIC provides financial products such as loans and guaranties, political risk insurance, and support for investment funds, all of which help American businesses expand into emerging markets. From offering long-term lending to protecting against the risks of political instability, OPIC’s products are uniquely tailored to assist the private sector in some of the world’s most challenging places. More information

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New OPIC President outlines a vision for the Agency

  “I’m here and I’m ready to work,” OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne told OPIC staff Tuesday during a meeting where he outlined his vision for the Agency. Washburne, a longtime Texas-based investor who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month as the eleventh President and CEO of OPIC, said he was encouraged by the speed with which the... More information

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Expanding Horizons: Workshops for American Small Businesses

Expanding Horizons: Workshops for American Small Businesses

Expanding Horizons: Workshops for American Small Businesses More information

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia

OPIC in Action: Georgia More information

OPIC: Snapshots in Development

OPIC: Snapshots in Development

As the US government’s development finance institution, OPIC partners with American businesses by providing financing, political risk insurance and support for private equity funds in challenging but promising regions. More information

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  • Last week in Togo, a delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer visited the OPIC-supported ContourGlobal Lomé Thermal Power Plant. This groundbreaking infrastructure project that OPIC supported dramatically increased Togo’s access to electricity. In addition to providing critical, reliable electricity to Togo, the Lomé plant has spurred investment and development, the procurement of local goods and services, as well as goods produced in the United States. https://go.usa.gov/xRd56 #Africa #emergingmarkets #togo #agoaforum17 #electricity
  • This week the AGOA Forum in Togo gives us an opportunity to look back at the groundbreaking infrastructure project that OPIC supported to dramatically increase access to electricity in Togo. In 2014 at the OPIC Impact Awards, ContourGlobal was awarded the Critical Infrastructure Award for its work on the 100 megawatt Lomé Thermal Power Plant outside Togo’s capital city. http://go.usa.gov/x9SfX #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #ImpactInvesting #Africa #emergingmarkets #publicdiplomacy

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investments in over 4,000 projects throughout developing countries. As foreign direct investment rapidly outpaces aid dollars, there's no question that OPIC will remain an indispensable player in advancing development.

-Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital

OPIC is a smart, practical, high-impact government institution that has enabled Root to serve one million farm households.

-Willy Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital
Stephen Miller, Westrock Coffee Chief Financial Officer

One of the ways OPIC has helped us is by giving us the confidence to go into these markets and take risks.

-Stephen Miller, Westrock Coffee Chief Financial Officer
Peter Bowe, President, Ellicott Dredges LLC

I don't think we could be in Iraq without OPIC's support. We've signed multiple contracts, established good relations, and gotten paid. None of it has been easy but it has all been successful.

-Peter Bowe, President, Ellicott Dredges LLC
Milind Tavshikar, CEO and Founder, QuantumID Technologies

For a small business to expand into emerging markets outside of the U.S. is very challenging. OPIC's objectives in helping U.S. corporations expand in emerging markets was very much aligned with our objectives.

-Milind Tavshikar, CEO and Founder, QuantumID Technologies
Henry Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Helios Investment Partners LLP

Helios would not be standing here today without OPIC. They gave us our first break in 2004 and now we manage more than $2 billion, investing in all sorts of projects across Africa.

-Henry Obi, Chief Operating Officer, Helios Investment Partners LLP