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Featured photo: Supporting American manufacturers in the global economy

(Photo by David Bohrer, National Association of Manufacturers) ​​​​​​​   ​​​​​​​A worker at Ellicott Dredges’ Maryland manufacturing facility assembles the dredging equipment used around the world to help control flooding and make... Read more...

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Supporting American businesses in the global economy: Ellicott Dredges

Third in a series highlighting our American business partners See the first and second posts to read about other OPIC partners Ellicott Dredges LLC is an American small business that manufactures cutter-suction dredges that are used around... Read more...

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Supporting American businesses in the global economy: QuantumID Technologies

Second in a series highlighting our American business partners See the first post on our partner Joshi Technologies American technological innovations have changed the world. But when introducing high-tech innovations into some of the... Read more...

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Supporting American businesses in the global economy: Joshi Technologies

(First in a series) American businesses have much to contribute, and much to gain, from the global economy. Over the next several weeks we’ll be highlighting several of the American businesses that OPIC helped take advantage of these... Read more...

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OPIC’s long history of supporting American businesses in the global economy

​​​​​​​ An OPIC team visits Colombia, where OPIC financing helped an Oklahoma oil producer extend the life of an aging field ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​At a time when the vast majority of the world’s customers are located outside of the United... Read more...

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American made in a global economy: U.S. Chamber of Commerce features OPIC partner Ellicott Dredges

  “There’s a common narrative repeated so often that it is sometimes taken as gospel: American businesses are moving good manufacturing jobs overseas. As the CEO of a Maryland company that operates not one, but two robust manufacturing... Read more...

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A look at how one OPIC project is advancing Sustainable Development Goals

  Last year, more than 150 world leaders agreed on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a collection of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focused on ending poverty, combatting inequality, and tackling climate change.... Read more...

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From university research lab to the global market: OPIC highlights some of our small business partners in Medium

Preparing the family meal can be a hazardous activity in many of the world’s poorest countries, where rudimentary stoves that burn wood, kerosene, charcoal, or even dung are widely used, creating indoor air pollution that is one of the biggest... Read more...

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Two OPIC partners to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

QuantumID developed a cloud-based technology to make cargo transport more affordable and efficient.   The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this week in Silicon Valley will feature two OPIC partners on a panel that... 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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