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  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:09:10 +0000: Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on October 20, 2014
     

    Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is sponsoring a Panama Airport and Air Traffic Management Reverse Trade Mission Industry Briefing on Wednesday, November 5, at USTDA headquarters, Suite 1501, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. The Industry Briefing will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. This includes a catered lunch.

    The Panama delegation will consist of senior representatives from Tocumen International Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama, senior air traffic control officials from Panama, and a U.S. Embassy representative from Panama.

    The Industry Briefing is designed to introduce U.S. companies to procurement opportunities in Panama's aviation sector. The Industry Briefing also will include presentations from USTDA and other U.S. government officials who are responsible for promoting U.S. private sector participation in Panama's aviation sector.

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  • Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:56 +0000: Regional Latin America and the Caribbean: Renewable Grid Integration Orientation Visit - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on October 20, 2014
     

    Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit

    The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are hosting a delegation of up to fifteen Latin American and Caribbean officials for the Regional Latin America and Caribbean: Renewable Energy Grid Integration Orientation Visit (OV) from October 27-31, 2014. The delegation will include high-level public sector energy officials from Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

    During the visit, the delegates will have the opportunity to meet with top U.S. government officials, financing institutions and U.S. companies to gain exposure to policies, best practices, financing options and technologies that can support efforts to modernize power grids in key countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Meetings will focus on the integration of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency technology into the electric grid in the context of integrated energy systems planning.

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  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:08:56 +0000: U.S. Commerce Department and Small Business Administration Launch Business Sunday Program to Promote Economic Growth and Job Creation - MBDA Syndicated News Feed

    This Sunday, October 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are launching Business Sunday, a program focused on promoting local economic growth and job creation by connecting religious congregations and communities with the valuable business development resources offered by the federal government.

    Business Sunday events, which will take place in cities and towns around the country, are primarily aimed at individuals looking to start or grow their business. Organized in partnership with local religious congregations and civic associations, these events include presentations from local experts from the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), SBA, and the Department of Health and Human Services on how to access important technical assistance, business counseling, loans and other practical resources. Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to network and speak individually with the government staff.

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  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:00:53 +0000: SBA Office of Surety Guarantees Launches Electronic Claim-Filing System - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on October 17, 2014
     

     

    Will Save Substantial Time and Money to Government and Industry

    Bonds

    Surety bond companies associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration will now be able to file their claims and supporting documents electronically thanks to a significantly enhanced, web-based processing system launched by the SBA.

    The new system, announced by SBA’s Office of Surety Guarantees, eliminates the need for costly, overnight shipments by surety companies, as well as paper handling, filing and storage costs for both the companies and SBA.

     “This enhancement is a collaborative effort between the surety industry and SBA resulting in improved efficiency, reduction in cost to Sureties and creating an error free environment,” said Peter Gibbs, Deputy Director for the Office of Surety Guarantees.

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