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OPIC Announces Nationwide Schedule of Expanding Horizons Small Business Workshops for 2015

February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, announced the 2015 schedule for Expanding Horizons, the Agency’s trademark series of traveling workshops designed to help U.S. small businesses grow and expand to developing countries worldwide.

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The day-long workshops will teach attendees how to better access the innovative financial tools that OPIC has used for more than 40 years to help U.S. businesses successfully invest in emerging markets. Participants can also register for one-on-one meetings with financial representatives from OPIC and other U.S. government agencies.

Since the launch of Expanding Horizons in 2006, the program has helped educate over 2,900 U.S. business representatives.

In addition to a roster of experts from OPIC’s team of financial officers, Expanding Horizons events also feature local commerce agencies alongside senior federal government representatives from the U.S. Trade Development Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., and the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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 $76 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 278,000 American jobs.