business success

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U.S. firms get creative to attract consumers

The world relies on American consumers' spending power. Learn how certain American retail sectors are surviving in the wake of COVID-19.
Graphic comparing economy scores of United States, China and Venezuela (State Dept./B. Insley)

U.S. leads world in intellectual property protection

Protecting intellectual property rights allows innovators to develop projects to their full potential. See how economies rank in providing this protection.
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Here’s how the coronavirus could change supply chains

The novel coronavirus is making business owners rethink logistics. The pandemic drives home the need for changes in supply chains.
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U.S. invests in Kenyans building a reliable food supply

Learn how a $5 million loan from the new U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will help support women and boost food security in Kenya.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
Michael R. Pompeo and others looking at products on table (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Securing Africa’s future through private investment

American-style free enterprise has boosted economies around the world. Learn more about the values that help lift countries and people from poverty.
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Business hub tackles Ecuador’s social, environmental issues

Daniela Peralvo co-founded a company that helps solve some of Ecuador's problems, mentors existing entrepreneurs, and grooms future leaders.
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Ecuadorian plantain business survives earthquake … and thrives

Following a natural disaster, an Ecuadorian woman learns how to make her business bigger and better through a U.S.-supported training program.
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Ice cream shops, one in Texas and one in Belize, share...

A young entrepreneur in Belize sharpened his focus on employee development after interning at a chain of Texas ice cream parlors.