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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

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"Our lives as Americans are more intertwined than ever before with the lives of people in parts of the world that we may have never visited."
--Secretary of State John Kerry


For about a 1% investment of the Federal budget, the State Department yields a large return for the American people by protecting U.S. national security, promoting our economic interests, providing services, and reaffirming our country’s exceptional role in the world. The map below represents just some of the direct effects State Department programs have in American communities.

• State Department generates $150 billion in trade
• Education exchanges bring U.S. economy $22.7 billion

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  • All data is the most recent available from each bureau.
  • International Student Contribution data is provided for the 2011-2012 academic year.

For additional information, please visit:

  • Direct Line Program for American Businesses: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/. The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. 
  • Global Partnership Initiative: http://www.state.gov/s/partnerships/. The Secretary’s Global Partnership Initiative (S/GPI) is the entry point for collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, the public and private sectors, and civil society that aims to strengthen and deepen U.S. diplomacy and development around the world through partnerships that leverage the creativity, innovation, and core business resources of partners for greater impact. 
  • Foreign Assistance Dashboard: www.foreignassistance.gov. Provides access to U.S. foreign assistance data by country, sector, and agency in an easy-to-understand format. It displays data for the Department of State, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Treasury.

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Date: 02/10/2014 Description: Business/Jobs/Trade - State Dept Image = Business/Jobs/Trade Date: 02/10/2014 Description: Professional/Humanitarian/Military Partnerships - State Dept Image = Partnerships
Date: 02/10/2014 Description: Education - State Dept Image = Education Date: 02/10/2014 Description: Travel and Security - State Dept Image = Travel and Security

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