business success

Man placing collar on cow (U.S. Educational Foundation in Pakistan)

Pakistani ‘Fulbright Hero’ built a startup — and a smart collar...

Umer Adnan won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship that took him to tech hubs across the U.S. That helped him launch a startup that could add $2 billion to Pakistan's economy.
Illustration of eagle flying upward while holding economic graph (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Tomatoes on the vine (Hung Vo/USAID)

Greenhouses of hope

Learn how an Albanian farmer got a second chance after the fall of communism through a USAID grant that helped him and other farmers increase production.
Large group portrait (© The Coca-Cola Company)

U.S. ‘entrepreneurial boot camp’ helps startups

Alumni from an innovative U.S.-backed business program for the Mideast and North Africa return to the U.S. to share their accomplishments.
Man and woman standing near cattle (Courtesy of Zainab Mustapha Jaji)

African women entrepreneurs think big and share dreams

In many places, women shoulder much of the work and reap few of the profits while bearing most family responsibilities. The African Women's Entrepreneurship Program is changing that.
Workers at a shipping dock (© Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S.-Africa trade: 5 tips for success

Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, companies in sub-Saharan nations can ship duty-free to the U.S. Find out how to take advantage of this U.S. law.
Woman sewing label into fabric bag (© Sseko Designs)

U.S.-Ugandan partnership helps fashion business thrive

Thanks to AGOA, a Ugandan apparel manufacturer can compete in the U.S. market at the same time the U.S. benefits from open markets in AGOA countries.
Mansion sitting on a hill (© ClassicStock/Alamy)

Southern hospitality helps Japanese firm find Kentucky home

No country attracts more foreign investment than the U.S. A Japanese manufacturer found suitors aplenty at the SelectUSA Summit for its new plant and chose Kentucky.