OPIC to Hold Minority and Women-owned Business Workshops in Denver and Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Elizabeth L. Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), announced today that OPIC would conduct workshops for minority- and women-owned businesses in Denver and Philadelphia in the fall of 2010 – the latest in a highly-successful series that has to date educated more than 1,000 small and medium-size business owners around the country about OPIC products and services. 
In an addition to customary sessions on OPIC products such as political risk insurance and financing for small and medium-sized enterprises, the upcoming workshops will feature a special session on OPIC support for renewable energy and clean energy technology projects, an important area of focus for the agency.

The Denver workshop will be held October 14 at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The Philadelphia workshop will be held November 18 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel.

Since 2006, OPIC has held Expanding Horizons workshops in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Houston, San Francisco, Boston and St. Louis.