ARLINGTON, Va. – Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest developing regions in the world with an average GDP growth of 5.2 percent. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 31,000 U.S. businesses exported to the African continent in 2013, of which approximately 92 percent were small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).
Based on growth trends and a history of successful partnerships across the continent, the Sub-Saharan Africa region remains a priority for USTDA and will be highlighted during the month of June on Facebook and Twitter. USTDA will utilize social media to promote its programs, activities and potential U.S. export opportunities across the region.
Since its inception, USTDA has successfully connected U.S. businesses to energy, transportation and telecommunications projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Agency will highlight some of these projects, as well as Africa-focused reports, events, business opportunities, photos, facts and figures during the month.
USTDA will use #AfricaOpportunity on social media to engage U.S. businesses currently exporting – or interested in exporting – to sub-Saharan African countries, as well as the region’s stakeholders looking to partner with U.S. businesses or access U.S. government resources for development projects.
Follow USTDA on Twitter and Facebook with #AfricaOpportunity throughout June to learn about the latest opportunities in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Visit www.ustda.gov for more information about the Agency’s mission, programs and activities.