U.S. Trade and Development Agency Releases 2016 Annual Report

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Doing Well at Home, Doing Good Abroad

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, which highlights its successful efforts opening emerging markets for exports of U.S. goods and services while supporting sustainable development abroad.  This year, the Agency achieved an historic return on investment for U.S. taxpayers, generating $85 of U.S. exports for every dollar it programmed; supporting an estimated 18,000 U.S. jobs.

“The annual report demonstrates how USTDA’s programs create partnerships with emerging markets and, most importantly, introduce U.S. solutions to development challenges around the world,” said Director Leocadia I. Zak.  “This success would not have been possible without USTDA’s amazing staff who, according to the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, remain the most engaged in the federal government.”

USTDA’s 2016 Annual Report describes USTDA’s toolkit and features success stories that demonstrate how the Agency’s programs are creating jobs at home while advancing economic growth abroad by bringing U.S. private sector solutions to development challenges.  The stories include:

USTDA will feature its 2016 results – as well as look ahead to its 2017 activities – on its social media platforms, including  and , during the month of January.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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