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Next Stop for OPIC’s Small Business Workshop- New York City

Small business owners seeking advice at OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop   OPIC is headed to New York City next month to host its second Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On June 16, small businesses and... Read more...

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Featured Photo: Mother and smallholder farmer provides for her family

Photo credit: Stephanie Hanson, One Acre Fund   In honor of Mother’s Day, we feature Robai Nyongesa, a mother of three and a smallholder farmer in Western Kenya who has been able to produce more food to the support her family with... 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 partners pay back

OPIC is able to operate as a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency because it works with clients that have strong business plans for supporting development, and generates money from the projects it supports. In fiscal year 2016 alone, 44 OPIC... Read more...

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OPIC partners pay back: QuantumID Technologies

Latest in an ongoing series. Read more about some of the other OPIC partners that have repaid their loans in full The Eye Fund Juan Santamaria International Airport Sante GMT American International School of Abuja Global Partnerships... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC’s Expanding Horizons series kicks-off in Oregon

  In Portland, Oregon this week, more than 60 small businesses and entrepreneurs from 16 states learned about OPIC’s finance and insurance products that support investment in emerging markets at the first Expanding Horizons workshop for... Read more...

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OPIC meets with American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt

  This week a delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt met with OPIC Acting President and CEO Dev Jagadesan and other OPIC officials to discuss how OPIC can support investment in Egypt. OPIC has a strong portfolio of... 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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Featured Photo: Oregon small business invests in sustainable agriculture in Indonesia

  As OPIC prepares to travel to Oregon to kick off our 2017 Expanding Horizons workshop series for U.S. small businesses looking to expand abroad in emerging markets, we feature one of our Oregon small business partners, Big Tree Farms... 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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