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At the direction of the Secretary of State, CBA works closely with the White House, the Department's regional and functional bureaus, other U.S. government agencies, and the private sector to lead the Department's efforts to promote entrepreneurship worldwide.

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Promoting Entrepreneurship Worldwide

The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) housed within The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs advances entrepreneurship promotion abroad by promoting programmatic partnerships with U.S. embassies to promote new potential programs. GEP also plays a key role in planning, organizing, and implementing the U.S. government’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration.

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