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OPIC Announces Expanding Horizons Schedule for 2017

March 1, 2017

OPIC will host events in Portland, New York City, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Oakland


WASHINGTON – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today announced its Expanding Horizons program schedule for 2017 which will include events in Portland (OR), New York City, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Oakland. Since 2006, this unique outreach program has held over 40 events throughout the United States and educated more than 4,500 American small businesses about the resources available from OPIC to help them compete in the global marketplace.


OPIC is the primary federal agency helping small businesses gain footholds in emerging markets through investment. Businesses attending the seminars and workshops will learn the details of OPIC’s financing and political risk insurance as well as have an opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with OPIC staff.

OPIC will host a half-day seminar on May 4 at the World Trade Center in Portland, Oregon and a full day workshop on June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. In the fall, OPIC will host half-day seminars in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as a full day workshop in Oakland, California. Dates and locations will be announced in the upcoming months.

For more information and to register for the workshops and seminars, please visit:

Since 1971, OPIC has helped U.S. businesses of all sizes expand in emerging markets, and is authorized to operate in 160 countries. OPIC has supported nearly $200 billion of investments and operates on a self-sustaining basis at no cost to American taxpayers. All OPIC projects must adhere to best international practices and cannot cause job loss in the United States.



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 aims to raise the industry and regional standards of the countries where it funds projects. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 160 countries worldwide.