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OPIC and World Trade Center Utah to Hold Seminar of Utah Small Businesses

Opportunity to Access Support for Expansion into Emerging Markets

June 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Utah small businesses will have an opportunity to learn how to gain access to lucrative emerging markets overseas with the support of the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), when OPIC and World Trade Center Utah host a seminar in Salt Lake City on July 10 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The seminar, part of OPIC’s Expanding Horizons outreach program, will outline for participants the innovative financial tools – among them financing and political risk insurance – that OPIC has used for over 40 years to help U.S. businesses successfully invest in emerging markets. In addition, the seminar will feature detailed guidance on applying for OPIC support.

The OPIC-WTC Utah seminar will be held Wednesday, July 10, at the Salt Lake Chamber, 175 East 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, Utah. Companies interested in attending should register online here.

Since 2006, OPIC has held Expanding Horizons workshops and seminars in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Houston, San Francisco, Boston, St. Louis, Denver, Philadelphia, New York City, New Orleans, Seattle, Raleigh, Kansas City, Orange (CA), Cleveland and Charleston, which have educated over 2,500 small business owners nationwide about OPIC services.

About WTC Utah
WTC Utah is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City. The mission of WTC Utah 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.
About OPIC
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution.  It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy.  Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad.  OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated an estimated $75 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 277,000 American jobs  Visit for more information.