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OPIC to Host Expanding Horizons Workshop for Nashville Area Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on November 19


OPIC Offers Financing and Political Risk Insurance to Support American Businesses Looking to Expand into Emerging Economies Worldwide

WASHINGTON – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, will host an Expanding Horizons workshop in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, November 19 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. OPIC’s outreach to U.S. businesses through Expanding Horizons educates attendees about opportunities in developing markets, presenting a full day’s agenda offering tools to enable business growth.

Expanding Horizons is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Government officials about programs that support U.S. companies entering developing markets. Regional companies and entrepreneurs will learn about OPIC’s finance and insurance products and how to take advantage of the resources OPIC offers to gain access to emerging markets overseas.

Participants will have the opportunity to arrange one-on-one meetings with OPIC and other government agencies. Joining OPIC will be officials from the Small Business Administration, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Since its establishment in 1971, OPIC has helped U.S. businesses of all sizes expand internationally, and today is open for business in more than 160 countries. OPIC has supported nearly $200 billion of investments throughout its history and operates on a self-sustaining basis at no cost to American taxpayers.

Expanding Horizons workshops have educated 3,000 U.S. small businesses and entrepreneurs since the program’s launch in 2006. Small and medium-sized businesses interested in expanding into developing markets are encouraged to attend, and can register at www.opicevents.com.

WHAT:       OPIC Expanding Horizons Workshop

WHEN:       Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 AM

WHERE:     Renaissance Nashville Hotel

                     611 Commerce St.

                     Nashville, TN 37203

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OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help address critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. 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, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds, when commercial funding cannot be obtained elsewhere. 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.

 All OPIC projects adhere to high environmental and social standards and respect human rights, including worker's rights. By mandating high standards, OPIC helps raise the industry and regional standards of the countries in which its projects operate. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 160 countries worldwide.