U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Blueprint was recently awarded a contract with USTDA in a competitive solicitation as part of a $75 million IDIQ over a 5 year period. USTDA supports infrastructure projects in developing and middle-income countries to help those emerging economies expand and grow. Blueprint’s work with USTDA creates greater access for U.S. companies to expand and sell their goods and services overseas through these trade partnerships.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Expand U.S. Opportunities
USTDA’s mandate is to create U.S. jobs by linking U.S. businesses to opportunities to export their goods and services in priority markets where USTDA funds project preparation and partnership building activities.
The agency is particularly aggressive about supporting infrastructure projects in key sectors including clean energy, climate, healthcare infrastructure, digital connectivity and transportation.
WHAT THIS MEANS
USTDA Priority Markets
USTDA’s four priority markets include: Sub-Saharan Africa, Indo-Pacific, Middle East/North Africa (Egypt, Jordan, Turkey) and Latin America/Caribbean.
U.S. firms selling goods & services in USTDA’s key sectors could expect to see funded projects in these priority markets that would ultimately create access for U.S. firms to compete in.
USTDA supports overseas projects in several ways: feasibility studies, grant assistance, technical assistance and global procurement initiative.
Blueprint’s scope helps countries develop a favorable trading environment with U.S. firms by supporting high-level delegation visits, organizing conferences and workshops to connect U.S. and foreign firms and supporting capacity building and training for foreign decision makers.
In fiscal year 2021 alone, USTDA identified $2.3 billion in new U.S. exports and completed 394 project evaluations. In total, $76 billion in U.S. exports has been generated by USTDA’s programs. These results speak volumes in the opportunities available for U.S. firms to expand as a result of USTDA’s mandate.
The Indo-Pacific region is one of four USTDA priority markets. U.S. firms in priority sectors of clean energy, decarbonization, infrastructure investment, digital economy, and supply chains should monitor opportunities to sell their goods and services in this region. Learn more
USTDA awarded a grant for a feasibility study to expand rural internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ICT is a key USTDA priority for Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more
Business in Brazil
If Brazil is your target market, USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative recently funded three technical assistance activities to enhance the country’s government procurement and expand access for international companies to do business with the Brazilian government. Learn more
As a priority sector for USTDA, the agency’s director recently toured the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. USTDA provides project preparation assistance to deploy clean energy in emerging economies. Learn more
USTDA has funded numerous projects to enhance heathcare infrastructure in Sub-Saharan African to include mobile health units and greenfield hospitals. As such, USTDA has funded a feasibility study to expand healthcare access in Ghana and Nigeria using unmanned aerial vehicles. Learn more
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