Corporate Social Responsibility

International visitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cote d’lvoire, Egypt, Finland, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria and Tanzania will travel to Cleveland to examine corporate ethical behavior and transparency best practices, academic perspectives on CSR best practices, and explore business strategies that ensure the sustainability of both the business and the community in which it operates. […]

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Social Entrepreneurs in the United States

International visitors from Burkina Faso, Iraq, Latvia, Morocco, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and West Bank will examine the role of social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and what makes social ventures sustainable, self-sufficient and scalable. Visitors will get to network with their U.S. counterparts and exchange ideas regarding innovative approaches to social changes in areas such […]

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Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability

Visitors from 16 countries throughout Africa will travel to Northeast Ohio to observe the effectiveness of the business sector in creating jobs and alleviating global poverty. This project will examine the regulatory systems that allow entrepreneurs to flourish while identifying policies that may discourage such enterprises. Visitors will get to explore various business models, support […]

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Economic Revitalization through Public-Private Partnerships

In this European regional project, visitors from Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland will be traveling to Cleveland to learn how Northeast Ohio is contributing to public-private partnerships in local economic development, including business, infrastructure development, energy, environment, education, and tourism. Meetings with local businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations will examine how […]

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Global Economic Cooperation

As the world economy continues to grow, local businesses and economies have the opportunity to connect with the larger global market. In this Multi-Regional Project, visitors from the Colombia, Egypt, Mozambique, China, Portugal, and Sri Lanka will be traveling to Cleveland to learn more about how this “Rust Belt” city has diversified its economy both […]

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Managing Start-Up Incubators for Growth

Through this project, Pakistani visitors will explore start-ups and business incubation in the U.S. and the involvement of both the private and public sectors. Small business in Northeast Ohio is tightly entwined with job creation and empowerment of entrepreneurs. Cleveland’s local community start-up culture will be examined through visits with Flashstarts, ECDI, the Health-Tech Corridors, and […]

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the United States (Project for China)

Visitors from China will explore the U.S. system of capitalism in a urban environment where private enterprise is supported through a variety of public-private partnerships, academic institutions, and incubator spaces. A program in Cleveland will allow visitors a unique perspective of economic recovery in a “rust belt” city and the promotion of a 21st century […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: Alumni as Economic Multipliers

Entrepreneur.com called Cleveland one of the country’s “top five unexpectedly thriving startup scenes.” The visitors of this program are previous alumni of State Department exchange programs that have been important advocates for women’s entrepreneurship and economic inclusion. Through this program, the group will explore the social, economic, and cultural, and political factors of American private […]

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U.S. Best Practices in Promoting Business Development

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, startup promoters, and government and economic officials from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe will travel to the U.S. to examine entrepreneurship support programs and small business development at the federal, state, and local level. A program in Cleveland will expose visitors to effective startup incubators at local nonprofits and […]

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NGO Management in the United States

With a number of  NGO’s, Cleveland offers an opportunity for visitors from around the world to explore the diversity of the non-profit sector in the United States. Meetings with local NGO’s and non-profits such as the Cleveland Foundation, Second Harvest & Aespire, and Medwish will provide visitors with a hands-on opportunity to review strategies for […]

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