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OPIC workshop in New York attracts more than 180 American small businesses

Small businesses and entrepreneurs attend OPIC's Expanding Horizons workshop in New York City   Last week in New York City, OPIC hosted another successful workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs to discuss the... Read more...

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Six things to know if you’re exploring emerging markets: OPIC featured in Entrepreneur

Image credit: John Lund | Getty Images   Looking for your next customer? It may pay to look far from home. Today, the vast majority of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, and a growing share of those people... Read more...

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OPIC partner Big Tree Farms featured in Portland Business Journal

This account of a small American business expanding into a developing market, by Ben Ripple, co-founder and co-CEO of OPIC partner Big Tree Farms, ran last week in The Portland Business Journal.   Big Tree Farms didn¹t have a formal... Read more...

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Women supporting women: Insights from a woman-owned business investing in African agriculture

As we get ready to kick off our Expanding Horizons workshop series for American small businesses next month, we’ve been featuring several of our successful small business partners. Here, we look at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Aventura Investment... Read more...

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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... 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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