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OPIC celebrates innovation in 2012 annual report

  OPIC’s newly-released 2012 annual report showcases several key projects and agency priorities of the past year and highlights the role of innovation in our work. Innovation has long been a guiding principal at OPIC, which has... Read more...

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Expanding Horizons Workshop heads to South Carolina on May 7

  OPIC will take its popular Expanding Horizons workshop to Charleston, South Carolina on May 7 in an effort to educate more small businesses from the southeastern United States about the benefits of expanding into emerging... Read more...

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On International Workers' Day, a look at workers in the developing world

May 1 is International Workers’ Day, which recognizes working people everywhere and their collective efforts to campaign for better working conditions. OPIC’s work supporting development in emerging markets often helps create jobs in the... Read more...

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OPIC partners with USTDA for Twitter chat series for World Trade Month

OPIC is teaming up with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and other export, trade, and finance related agencies across the federal government this May,... Read more...

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Laying the foundation for investments in South Sudan

U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page joins South Sudan's Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment Garang Diing Akuong and Overseas Private Investment Corporation Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou for a signing ceremony... Read more...

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Featured photo: OPIC leadership meets with Senator Shaheen and Senator Ayotte

  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield and OPIC Board Member and New Hampshire native Jim Demers met with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to discuss OPIC’s ongoing efforts to encourage U.S. private... Read more...

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Featured photo: From Ohio to India

The 10 megawatt Bhandardara Power House hydro plant in India’s Maharashtra State, was rehabilitated and reopened in 2001 by DLZ Corp., of Columbus, Ohio with the support of a $5 million loan. The plant, which was originally built by the local... Read more...

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International Women’s Day: Six ways OPIC supports women around the world

MARCH 08, 2013 By Judith Pryor, Vice President, OPIC Office of External Affairs Since 1987, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month, and since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been observed all... Read more...

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A world of opportunity: OPIC’s interactive map feature

    OPIC’s support of U.S. private investment extends around the globe to 160 developing and post-conflict countries. As the U.S. government’s development finance institution, OPIC catalyzes revenues, jobs and growth opportunities... Read more...

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Featured photo: Supporting small businesses in Africa

  In Nairobi, Kenya, Equity Bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi (center) introduces OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield to Equity Bank agent Maureen Wambugu (right). One of the bank’s community branches is surrounded by several local... Read more...

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