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OPIC Selects Exico, Inc. as Originator in Enterprise Development Network

June 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has selected Exico, Inc., a business consulting firm that specializes in international trade and finance, to serve as an originator for a growing alliance with the private sector designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expanding into emerging markets overseas. 

The alliance, the Enterprise Development Network (EDN), is expanding the ability of OPIC – the U.S. government agency charged with facilitating U.S. private sector investment in emerging markets – to provide financing to SMEs doing business in developing countries.

Through the support of financial institutions, business consultants, associations, law firms and regional investment promotion agencies, EDN is designed to enhance SME access to OPIC products and services. By empowering such service providers, the network is resulting in more efficient, cost-effective delivery of services to American businesses.

Exico, Inc. is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based business consulting firm that provides a variety of management services to the private and public sectors. Established in 1980, Exico’s mission is to facilitate the development of small and medium sized businesses through the delivery of innovative financing and market access solutions. The firm's consulting activities include market and economic analysis, financial packaging, business development and information technology.  Over the years, Exico has won awards for excellence from such organizations as the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity of the University of Maryland, University College. Visit Exico, Inc. on the web at