Getting Started

The Partners Program is a public diplomacy initiative dedicated to expanding knowledge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s role as the primary U.S. government agency supporting private sector investment in emerging markets. The focus of the program is to work with key organizations throughout the United States to create a greater understanding of OPIC’s programs and activities. PDF

For more information about the program call 202-336-8690 or send us an email at lspinelli@opic.gov.

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Bankers Association for Finance and Trade
BAFT is a financial trade association whose membership represents a broad range of internationally active financial institutions and companies that provide important services to the global financial community.

   
BCIU logo Business Council for International Understanding
BCIU is a business association founded in 1955 at the initiative of the EisenhowerAdministration. Through its work, BCIU helps dues-paying members succeed in today's global business arena by facilitating dialogue and action between business and government.
   
CITD logo California's Centers for International Trade Development
The CITD provides value-added assistance to member companies aiming to expand their operations internationally. It offers free or low cost services to enable them to succeed as an exporter, importer or global marketing organization through individualized assistance; export and import education programs; a Help Desk to field questions about international trade and help solve international business transaction challenges; and an award-winning international trade information database.
   
ECIDA logo Erie County Industrial Development Agency
ECIDA, as a public benefit corporation created in 1970 by act of the New York State Legislature to promote and assist private sector industrial / business development thereby advancing job opportunities and economic welfare to the people of Erie County, is the economic development corporation for Erie County.
   
EFAC logo The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
EFAC is a service of the Washington State Office of Trade and Export Development. OTED's mission is to strengthen and diversify Washington state’s economy by promoting the expansion of international business in target markets and industries. EFAC can provide detailed information on these and other issues related to structuring international payment terms, as well as accessing funding and loan guarantee sources for export transactions.
   
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Global Midwest Alliance, LLC
Global Midwest Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to bring together key stakeholders in the Midwest region in order to achieve sustainable economic growth in our business community.

   
Greater San José Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Greater San José Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GSJHCC), is an inclusive International Business Organization dedicated to the commercial and wealth development of its multinational global members by promoting opportunities through an increase in trade with the United States and emerging economies.
   
International Economic Development Council logo International Economic Development Council
IEDC is the largest membership organization serving economic developers and the economic development profession.
   
International Trade Association of Chicago logo International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago is a not-for-profit group dedicated to fostering ethical international trade management practices. Founded in 1977, ITA/GC encourages development and exchange of practical, timely information and insight.
   
NAWBO logo National Association of Women Business Owners®
Take your business to the next level with the essential community for women who mean business. Since 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy.
   
NEWTRAC logo Nevada World Trade Council
The NWTC is a non-profit, voluntary, membership organization of individuals and businesses founded in 1988, to serve Nevada's international business community.
   
Ohio Minority Business Development Agency
The MBDA Business Center located in Cleveland, OH is operated by Commission on Economic Inclusion. The center is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States.  The center works with minority business enterprises to generate increased financing and contract opportunities and to create and retain jobs.
   
Small Business & Technology Development Center
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of SBTDC's services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, SBTDC positively impacts North Carolina's economy.
   
SBEA logo Small Business Exporter's Association
The Small Business Exporters Association is a Council organization of the National Small Business Association. The National Small Business Association® is a volunteer-directed association, the primary mission of which is to advocate state and federal policies which are beneficial to small business, the state, and the nation; and to promote the growth of free enterprise. SBEA members are entitled to all of the benefit programs offered by NSBA.
   
SCIS logo Southern Center for International Studies
The SCIS, founded in 1962, is a non-profit educational institution. The primary mission of SCIS is to internationalize the thinking of the American public. In accomplishing this mission, SCIS seeks to inform. It does not take political positions or attempt to influence policy.
   
U.S. Chamber of Commerce logo U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The US Chamber of Commerce is a federation of business, trade, and professional associations, state and local chambers of commerce, and American chambers of commerce abroad. The Chamber represents the business community's views on domestic and international economic policy issues; among its activities is maintenance of a trade negotiations information service. It is based in Washington, DC.
   
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U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Through its network of more than 200 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.

   
The Water Council 
Created by leaders in both business and education, The Water Council convenes existing water companies and research clusters, developing education programs to train our talent, and building partnerships that cut across all sectors and geographic boundaries.  
   
World Trade Center Kansas City
World Trade Center Kansas City connects the bi-state Kansas City region to the people, data, companies, and government agencies that make up the fabric of global commerce.
   
World Trade Center Utah
The mission of WTCUtah is to guide Utah companies into profitable global markets. WTC Utah builds Utah’s international community by offering signature services: Assessment of a company’s current global position or international strategy, Education in the form of seminars and workshops to help develop global strategy, and Connections through the World Trade Center network and co-hosted local events to help in executing global strategy. 
   
DBED's mission is to create, attract, and retain jobs while promoting Maryland's vibrant cultural economies.