economic development

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.
Mike Pompeo at lectern in front of Indo-Pacific Business forum sign (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo outlines U.S. vision for free, open Indo-Pacific

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a free and open Indo-Pacific is vital to prosperity in the region and international peace efforts, and U.S. businesses have an important role to play.
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.
President Trump standing with three men in front of U.S. flag and behind shovels (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

U.S. makes every effort to lure foreign firms

The U.S., with low taxes and a robust economy, already attracts more foreign firms than anywhere else. The president, governors and mayors are helping lure even more.
Two workers standing in front of pump dredging sand (© Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a recent report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region have become vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
Wanita berdiri di ruangan besar dengan banyak monitor besar (© Brendan McDermid / Reuters)

A look at the world’s largest stock exchange

Located on Wall Street in New York City, the New York Stock Exchange is a global exchange for many of today's biggest and most innovative companies.
President Trump posing with African leaders (© AP Images)

In their own words: The U.S.-Africa trade relationship

Check out what President Trump and other top officials are saying about U.S.-Africa trade.
Open water (© National Geographic Creative/Alamy)

Who’s in charge here?

Modern maritime law grew out of a big question: How much should a state control beyond its coasts? States control a narrow band of territorial waters; international waters belong to no one.
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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.