Economic Development

Man and woman with plantains (© Margarita Bajaña/Revista Zonalibre)

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.
Circuit board cut into shape of Israel (© Shutterstock)

U.S. Embassy in Israel supports minorities in tech sector

Thanks in part to the work of the U.S. Embassy, Arab citizens are taking a bigger role in the high-tech sector in Israel and creating a better future.
Woman with artificial leg exercising (© Sebastián Rodriguez)

Cancer survivor finds a business in improving others’ lives

Even before Kathy Pico knew she could survive her cancer, she decided to build a business that would help others. The U.S. helped her build it.
Secretary Pompeo walking from helicopter (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Pompeo’s 2019 travel [photo gallery]

As U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is always on the go. Join us as we retrace his steps in some of the countries on his 2019 itinerary.
Safety personnel standing outside of a liquefied natural gas hub terminal (© Arnulfo Franco/AP Images)

U.S. initiative strengthens economic growth in the Americas

Learn more about the U.S. government's plan to bring jobs and economic growth to North, Central and South America through energy and infrastructure.
Farmer harvesting vanilla beans on his farm (© Thomas Cristofoletti/USAID)

Connecting Indonesian vanilla farmers to the U.S. market

Learn how a U.S.-backed program has helped more than 5,000 Indonesian small farmers sell vanilla and other spices to major businesses worldwide.
Illustrations of items related to North American trade (State Dept.)

New pact will spur North American economic growth

The U.S. will soon implement a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will expand markets and increase jobs across North America.
U.S. flag and Israeli flag (© Ruskpp/Shutterstock)

U.S. and Israel strengthen economic and scientific ties

The 2019 U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group meetings addressed women's empowerment and closer collaboration on artificial intelligence research.
Man sitting on motorbike outside convenience store in the Philippines (© Shutterstock)

Here’s how the U.S. invests in the Philippines

Through the #goodbUSinessPH campaign, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines shows how U.S. companies support important values and support local communities.