California -- E ntrepreneurs in the Golden State who want to expand their scope of international business may be able to tap into a new pilot program operated by the California Trade and Commerce Agency in conjunction with the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC).
The program is open to small businesses that already export to designated OPIC emerging markets and want to increase their presence. The program offers assistance in such areas as building a manufacturing plant and opening a retail outlet.
OPIC, an independent federal agency, also sells political risk insurance and loan guarantees. For more information, contact OPIC at (202) 336-8621.