The Water Council joins OPIC Partners Program

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:20 pm

Milwaukee-based The Water Council has joined the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Partners Program.

OPIC is the U.S. government’s development finance institution. It offers financing and political risk insurance for U.S. businesses to help them grow in developing markets. The Partners Program offers The Water Council access to a group of American innovators and development finance tools that take advantage of U.S. business growth in emerging foreign markets.

TWC and OPIC will host a free seminar at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee tomorrow for small businesses that would like to enter international markets. It will provide information on OPIC products and services that can help drive business growth abroad.

“We are excited to be joining OPIC’s Partners Program in an effort to present further opportunities for our members to foster economic development in overseas emerging markets,” said Dean Amhaus, president and  chief executive officer of The Water Council. “Wisconsin is truly one of the world’s most significant hubs for water research and industry. As water technology exports increase, OPIC will be a great resource for our companies.”

“Partnering with forward-thinking groups like The Water Council allows OPIC to better carry out our mission of catalyzing the private sector for life-improving global development impact,” said Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC’s president and CEO. “The Water Council’s promotion of the intrepid work in the U.S. clean water access sector aligns with OPIC’s goal to show what American business innovation can achieve when it turns its attention to global development. I look forward to the products of this partnership.”

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