Economic Development

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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.
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A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
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U.S. seeks to be Africa’s partner of choice

A U.S. government initiative is helping connect U.S. and African companies. See how the investment is driving development on the second-largest continent.
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Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.
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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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Historic North American trade agreement explained

President Trump signed the historic USMCA trade deal, which updates and modernizes trade relations in North America and will create prosperity for millions.