July 27, 2017

New USGLC Report: Investments in Diplomacy, Development Boost U.S. Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. –The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition today released its report America’s Global Economic Leadership: A Strategic Return on U.S. Investment, making the case for why U.S. diplomacy and development programs are critical to our economic prosperity.

In the report, Chris Policinksi, President and CEO of Land O’ Lakes Inc. and Andrew Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Loews Corporationexplain that “with 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside our borders, American businesses know that the path to economic growth and prosperity is through opening new markets and building new customers in developing countries.” Both are members of the USGLC Board of Directors.

“When looking for smart ways to boost the American economy, never forget to strengthen the State Department and America’s international assistance programs,” said USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer. “It’s just that simple – American investments in global development and diplomacy open new markets for our nation’s companies and create jobs right here at home.”

Read the full report here.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.