economic security

Mike Pence speaking (© Jose Luis Magana/AP Images)

Pence meets with Central American leaders to address illegal immigration

The vice president spoke at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America.
Robots welding on a truck assembly line (© Carlos Osorio/AP Images)

Manufacturing Day in America [infographic]

The annual Manufacturing Day celebration (October 5) serves as a reminder of just how important the industry is to American prosperity and security.
Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.
Girl pulling cart of water jugs (© Thomas Koehler/Photothek/Getty Images)

America helps Mongolian capital quench its thirst

A U.S.-funded project aims to avert the water crisis in Ulaanbaatar and make Mongolia a model for recycling wastewater.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Waterway with oil tankers and fishing boats (© Kamran Jebreili/AP Images)

U.S. defends the world’s access to oil through Strait of Hormuz

The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.
Illustration of eagle flying upward while holding economic graph (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."
Crowd seen through bars (© File/AP Images)

Shareable graphics on Iran’s instability

Download these shareable graphics from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about factors spurring instability in Iran.