Building Partnerships, Supporting U.S. Jobs, Growing U.S. Exports
Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past year, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is well-positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.
The hallmark of USTDA's assistance is establishing links between U.S. companies and foreign project sponsors, bringing private sector solutions to development challenges abroad. In FY17, USTDA hosted 22 reverse trade missions on visits to 47 U.S. cities, where delegates met with 265 U.S. companies.
The aim of Making Global Local is to increase the number of U.S. businesses that are benefitting from the Agency's programs in order to expand their exports to emerging markets and create high-paying jobs in their communities. To accomplish this goal, USTDA has forged innovative partnerships with business development and trade promotion organizations across the country.
Along with our colleagues throughout the federal government, USTDA is fully committed to helping U.S. businesses build things here and sell them everywhere. We look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with our partners amongst federal, state, and local governments, the U.S. business community, and overseas stakeholders by Making Global Local for communities across the United States.