USACompetes.com – Your Resource for International Engagement

4:00 am EDT

This webinar will demonstrate the newly revamped USA competes and highlight its resources for international engagement strategies.  USA Competes.com is the one-stop resource for state, regional, and local economic development organization (EDO) to develop an international engagement strategy and to be ready to compete in the global economy. International engagement includes the promotion of the sale of U.S. goods and services to a foreign market, or exports, and the attraction of inbound investments from international firms, known as FDI.

Exports and FDI play a critical role in the economic success in your region, and it is essential to have a strategy to compete in the global economy. USA competes provides the resources and roadmap to develop and execute your international engagement strategy.

Speakers at this webinar will include:

  • Tricia Van Orden, Acting Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jasjit Singh, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Mark Troppe, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC)
  • Andy Karellas, Executive Director, State International Development Organizations (SIDO)

This SEDE event was open to a larger audience given staff interest in the issue.  The recording of this webinar is available online.


The materials included on these State-Local Alignment webpages were prepared by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070060 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.