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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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This Wyoming-based, woman-owned business sells its American-made mobile health clinics around the world. Learn how OPIC helps

​​​​​​​At OPIC, we often feature the stories of our American business partners who we support in emerging markets. But the benefits of OPIC’s work extend beyond our immediate clients since the projects we support often result in procurement of... Read more...

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Investing "over there" can pay dividends here at home: OPIC small business workshops featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer

“There are many ways that the U.S. economy benefits when American businesses expand their horizons overseas,” OPIC Outreach Director Lawrence Spinelli wrote last weekend in the Cincinnati Enquirer. “By growing their revenue, they can often hire more... Read more...

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OPIC's small business workshop is headed to Cincinnati

OPIC Outreach Director Larry Spinelli speaking to attendees at Expanding Horizons   OPIC will be traveling to Cincinnati next month to host its third Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On August 18, small... Read more...

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Support for small businesses helps create jobs for women in rural Kenya

By Ajay Rao Director, OPIC Small and Medium Enterprise Finance   OPIC's support for small business lending is helping a local rose grower in Kenya manage drought conditions, create jobs and increase livelihoods. Like many... Read more...

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Building and emboldening a financial infrastructure that empowers women and SMEs

OPIC partnered with USAID and Global Communities to reach SMEs and women entrepreneurs in Jordan   OPIC has long seen investing in infrastructure that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as a highly effective... Read more...

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OPIC in Ukraine: Supporting the small businesses that will drive growth and stability

Ukraine is often referred to as the breadbasket of Europe but many of the country’s smaller farmers need support to increase yields.   OPIC’s commitment to supporting development in conflict-affected regions that are critical to... Read more...

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Did you know: Technology promotes global development

  In the West Bank Bahiya Falafayl used a $25,000 loan from an OPIC-supported investment to start a clothing business. She makes regular payments on her loan using her mobile phone, illustrating how financial technology, or “fintech”,... Read more...

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Cultivating financial opportunities for women: A conversation with Iftin Fatah

Fatah with a group of MFI borrowers in India   By forming effective partnerships with banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that have extensive networks in emerging markets, OPIC is able to help women in need of financial... Read more...

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Major infrastructure project empowers women-owned small businesses in Ecuador

By Merryl Burpoe Acting Vice President, OPIC Office of Investment Policy Business owner Alicia Gomez has expanded her operations with the support of a small business ​​​​​​​development and training program offered by the Mariscal Sucre... Read more...

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