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Featured Photo: OPIC hosts hundreds of small businesses at its Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston

Nearly 250 small-businesses and entrepreneurs, representing eighteen states and seven countries – from Mexico to Nigeria and Burma — attended the Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston to learn about the ways OPIC and other government... Read more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses from coast to coast

From Southern California to the rainforest: OPIC financing helped one small business grow and generate income for thousands of Brazilian farmers   When OPIC kicks off its 2016 Expanding Horizons workshop... Read more...

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Expanding Horizons

This year marks the tenth anniversary of OPIC’s working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at our Expanding Horizons workshops. Expanding Horizons gives these small businesses valuable information about the finance and... Read more...

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10 years of small business outreach: A conversation with Dr. Lawrence Spinelli

One of OPIC’s longest running programs is theExpanding Horizons Workshop series to educate American small businesses about the ways OPIC and other U.S. Government Agencies can help them invest in emerging markets. The majority of... Read more...

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OPIC provides advice to diaspora investors at outreach workshop

OPIC hosted its last Expanding Horizons workshop last month in Boston in partnership with The Aspen Institute’s Diaspora Investment Alliance, which works to help channel investment from diaspora communities in the U.S. into their countries of... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How OPIC outreach workshops connect small businesses with the global market

In 2010 Milind Tavshikar (pictured) was a recent graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Business with a winning business plan built around a technology he’d developed to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of shipping cargo. SmartKargo is a... Read more...

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Strong turnout from diaspora investors at OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop in Boston

OPIC hosts one-on-one meetings with investors at the Boston Expanding Horizons workshop.   OPIC has long recognized diaspora investors as valuable partners in global development and the latest Expanding Horizons... Read more...

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From introducing advanced technology to providing support for small farmers: How OPIC has helped some Massachusetts enterprises have a positive impact in the world

OPIC financing helped QuantumID introduce its cargo tracking technology in developing countries.   OPIC’s popular Expanding Horizons workshop for small businesses travels later this month to Massachusetts, a state that has... Read more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses and American jobs

  National Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. At OPIC, it’s an occasion to remind small businesses that they can benefit from engaging in the global economy.... Read more...

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Jobs, local procurement and support for local enterprises: How OPIC supports small businesses in Michigan

OPIC kicks off its 2015 Expanding Horizons workshop series next week with a May 7 workshop in Detroit, where small businesses can learn about some of the opportunities of expanding into emerging markets and the OPIC finance and... Read more...

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