America’s Global Economic Leadership:
A Strategic Return on U.S. Investments
- 11 of our 15 top export markets today are former recipients of U.S. foreign assistance.
- American diplomats and Foreign Commercial Service Officers have facilitated more than $18 billion in investments in overseas markets for hundreds of U.S. companies since 2011.
- U.S. development financing by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has supported more than $200 billion of American private investment, generating $80 billion in U.S. exports and supporting more than 280,000 American jobs.
- For every $1 the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) invested in its programs, the agency generated $85 in exports by American businesses.
- The initial U.S. commitment of $7 billion to Power Africa leveraged over $40 billion in private sector commitments to increase electricity in sub-Saharan Africa and catalyze economic development.
- Increase and streamline opportunities for partnership between American businesses and the State Department and U.S. development agencies on global challenges;
- Expand U.S. trade and development finance tools – that come at no net cost to the American taxpayer – to boost their ability to help American businesses compete in fast growing economies when commercial finance is unavailable;
- Extend America’s capacity to engage in commercial diplomacy by growing the cadre of Foreign Service Officers trained in economics to ensure U.S. companies can compete in the global marketplace;
- Sustain a strong and effective International Affairs Budget to ensure diplomacy and development can meet today’s global challenges and deliver the best possible value for American taxpayers.