Economic Development

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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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China’s construction companies sow chaos worldwide

A state-owned construction firm is spearheading the PRC's aggression in the South China Sea and driving its economic abuses around the world.
President Trump holding up signed document while sitting at desk surrounded by people (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

U.S. initiative invests millions to empower women around the world

Ivanka Trump announces $122 million in new U.S. government funding for the W-GDP Initiative, which helps women in business everywhere.
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Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.
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President of Mexico visits White House, celebrates historic trade deal

Mexican President López Obrador and President Trump signed a joint declaration to celebrate the future of the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
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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.
Michael R. Pompeo at lectern (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

U.S. to provide $258 million in aid for northern Central America

After a successful strengthening of relationships with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the U.S. will increase financial aid for those countries.
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U.S. helping African partners fight terrorism

Exercise Flintlock is part of the United States’ long-standing commitment to promoting good governance, security and economic growth in Africa.
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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.