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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.... Read more...

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Delegation visits OPIC project in Togo during AGOA Forum

OPIC Director for Business Development Peter Ballinger (pictured second from the right), based out of Johannesburg, joined the delegation's visit.   In Togo, a delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer visits... Read more...

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American ingenuity in the developing world: OPIC featured in AllAfrica

    This week, as the small West African country of Togo hosts the AGOA Forum to foster improved economic relations between the U.S. and Africa, it will also showcase a major OPIC-supported power project that stands as... Read more...

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OPIC to host upcoming small business workshop in Charlotte

Small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking advice at Expanding Horizons   OPIC is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina next month to host its fourth Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On September 12,... Read more...

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How OPIC helped an American business bring electricity to one of Africa’s poorest countries

Next month, the United States and Togo will host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, an annual gathering that this year will focus on the U.S. and Africa partnering for prosperity. The setting of this year’s forum, in one of Africa’... Read more...

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OPIC-supported project receives award for Innovation in Social Good

A Cambodian family applies for a home improvement loan facilitated by Habitat for Humanity’s MicroBuild, an OPIC partner.   Classy, an online and mobile fundraising platform for social enterprises, has awarded OPIC- supported... Read more...

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Continuing support for both women-owned and SME businesses

  Female entrepreneurs, along with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), are a leading driver of economic growth in India. On July 13, OPIC reaffirmed its commitment to these sectors of the economy by agreeing to increase lending... Read more...

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Study suggests China on track to become Africa's largest source of FDI

Africa’s fast growing economies offer a great opportunity for investors, such as Little Rock, Arkansas-based Westrock Coffee Holdings, which uses OPIC support to modernize Rwanda’s coffee industry.   China has jumped from being a... Read more...

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Did you know: Reliable power supply is a key challenge to Africa’s growth

With an expected 5 to 8 percent annual growth for demand in electricity, improvements in infrastructure are critical.   Senegal, like many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, suffers from severe power shortages as well as erratic,... Read more...

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OPIC in Ohio: Helping local businesses expand into emerging markets

With OPIC support, a group of restaurants franchised under the Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s International Inc. brand are being introduced in Georgia.   On August 18, OPIC will be hosting its Expanding Horizons small business seminar... Read more...

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