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CSIS calls for OPIC's permanent reauthorization

“The 10-year “bull market” in foreign assistance is coming to an end; as such the United States must consider how it can continue to maintain its influence in the developing world in this budget-constrained environment,” Daniel Runde, Director of... Read more...

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Video: "If you don't innovate you're not going to win."

  In this interview from the December, 2011 U.N. Climate Change talks in Durban, South Africa, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield outlines OPIC’s progress since it identified renewable resources as the agency’s number one... Read more...

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OPIC sets record for investments in renewable resources in 2011

OPIC committed $1.1 billion in financing to the renewable resources sector in fiscal  2011, about triple the amount it committed the year before. On Friday, Dec. 2,  OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield presented these... Read more...

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Renewing the future through investment

OPIC’s work catalyzing private-sector investment to solve critical world challenges is increasingly focused on the renewable resources sector, with projects that support clean and sustainable development. On Dec. 2, OPIC will highlight its work... Read more...

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OPIC in action: Small business loan improves food security, export opportunities in Moldova

Site Moldova  Sector Agriculture, Food Processing Challenge Lack of a domestic grain terminal meant Moldovan businesses had to export their agricultural products from ports in neighboring Ukraine. Solution A 2007 loan... Read more...

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Tunisian Priorities. American Investments.

On November 15, 2011, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield delivered the keynote address at the Tunisia Partnerships Forum at the U.S. Department of State.  “Tunisia is one of the oldest friends and allies of the United States... Read more...

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U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen urges U.S. businesses to look beyond their borders

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made introductory remarks at OPIC’s Oct. 26 Expanding Horizons seminar in Miami, where she told a group of small businesses that expanding internationally could be key to their growth and overall success. Ros-... Read more...

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U.S., Jordan commit to work together to support SMEs

On Oct. 25, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield joined U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones, and Acting USAID Mission Director Kevin Rushing and Dr. Saleh Kharabsheh, Secretary General of the Ministry of Planning and... Read more...

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Project profile: Brazilian plant supports growth of U.S. juice maker

Sambazon Inc. of San Clemente, Calif. was formed in 2000 when a couple of friends traveling in Brazil noticed the local popularity of the antioxidant-rich açai berry and saw an opportunity to introduce it into the U.S. They started by purchasing a... Read more...

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Project profile: Mexican food project in Russia fuels sales of American-made equipment

American entrepreneurs build a Mexican food business in Russia using an OPIC loan to fund its expansion, ultimately driving sales of equipment from a supplier in  southern California. That’s the short story behind ZAO Solntse Mexico, a... Read more...

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