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The Strategic Partnership Program

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership for international business success, the International Trade Administration (ITA) launched the Strategic Partnership Program. By working with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, government entities, and other organizations that share ITA’s goals and objectives, ITA is better able to achieve its mission of enhancing America’s global competitiveness. Through the partnerships, we are communicating with millions of U.S. businesses about global opportunities. Our partnerships enable us to broaden and deepen our outreach and also provide ITA with important feedback. Benefits include:

  • Growing the U.S. exporter base, thereby supporting U.S. jobs at wages 13 to 18 percent higher than non-exporting firms;
  • Helping ITA target its products and services to the needs of America’s businesses; and
  • Increasing awareness of the benefits of international trade and foreign direct investment to the U.S. economy.

Partnership Highlights

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ITA & Global Futures Group Partner to Focus on Smart Cities

May 25, 2017

Earlier this month, ITA Strategic Partner Global Futures Group (GFG) hosted the 2017 Smart Cities: Powered by People Conference (SCNYC17) in Brooklyn.

This was the first show of its kind to focus on the importance of citizen participation in making cities “smart.” The four-day event brought together global mayors, CTOs, CIOs, civil society organizations, non-profits, the private sector, and thought leaders from around the world for discussions and debates on the key issues confronting modern urban leaders in their efforts to improve the quality of life in their cities.

ITA’s U.S. Commercial Service Office in NYC led a workshop on ITA resources, including market intelligence, programming and counseling, available to support export activities related to Smart City technologies and services. Additionally, the workshop offered an overview of the multitude of different business models available to companies and cities developing Smart City projects.
Read the full story and link to ITA resources on Smart Cities

   

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Partnerships Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Led by our Strategic Partner American Express, the Grow Global series visited Baltimore, MD and Long Beach, CA in 2016. It brought together small and medium-sized businesses who were seeking to export or expand their export markets. American Express provided their organizational and programmatic support to the events. During the panels and presentations, ITA told the audience about the various U.S. government resources available to them, including our Top Markets reports. We brought our industry experts who could answer their sector-specific questions and helped guide them to the right market. Attendees had the opportunity to connect directly with free and low-cost trade resources that they may not have otherwise been aware of.
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