Graphic comparing China and U.S. in ease of doing business factors (State Dept.)

Openness and ease of doing business: U.S. and China

Deciding where to invest can be one of the most important decisions a business makes. But not all countries are created equal in doing business.
Robots welding on a truck assembly line (© Carlos Osorio/AP Images)

Manufacturing Day in America [infographic]

The annual Manufacturing Day celebration (October 5) serves as a reminder of just how important the industry is to American prosperity and security.
People sitting in auditorium (© Laura Jarriel/U.N.)

Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.
Donald Trump standing with arms outstretched behind a lectern (© Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Images)

Trump: ‘Historic’ pact will rebalance trade with Canada, Mexico

President Trump says the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade agreement is a good deal for all but most of all more fair to the United States.
Man and woman standing next to each other, smiling (© Ovamba)

U.S. startup finds new way to finance African businesses

Getting a loan can be tough for growing businesses in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. One U.S. company has developed an alternative to traditional bank loans.
Oil well at night (© Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)

U.S. is world’s largest producer of crude oil

The United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia and is now the largest producer of crude oil, the latest figures show.
Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.
Workers in a garment workshop making clothes (© PVH)

Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.