Economic Development

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3 U.S. firms stood out in 2020 for their values

Learn about the firms that won the 2020 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence by modeling strong business ethics in global communities.
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U.S. and partners support global COVID-19 economic recovery

The U.S. is working with international partners to help countries around the world recover from the economic hardship wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. helps countries build secure 5G networks

The U.S. is helping countries build their 5G wireless networks in a safe and reliable way, without going into unmanageable debt or compromising security.
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U.S. guarantees Europe’s energy security [video]

As Europe enters a new era of energy diversification, the United States continues to work with European partners to ensure access to energy.
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U.S. invests in cleaning up plastic in oceans

The United States plans to invest in projects that aim to clear the plastic out of the world's oceans. Learn more about the initiative here.
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The changing face of the American heartland

The American heartland is smack-dab in the middle of the country. Learn why it's booming and who's moving there in droves.
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U.S. companies pledge support for Asia’s post-pandemic recovery

The U.S. government and major U.S. retailers are planning to help workers in Asia recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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U.S. leads the way globally for women’s economic empowerment

31 countries have signed the U.S.-led Call to Action on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Learn more about what this means for women around the world.