Taking the continent’s growth into account, the department pointed out that sub-Saharan Africa has registered significant growth making it an attractive partner for U.S. businesses.
Trade between the U.S. and Africa tripled over the past ten years with U.S. export totals reaching over $21 billion. The continent has seven of the ten fastest growing countries in the world and its sub-Saharan growth is currently projected by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to grow by 5 to 6 percent in the coming two years.
An event will be held with a briefing for market potential for Tampa Bay area businesses. It will be held at the Tampa Port Authority Boardroom located at 1101 Channelside Drive in Tampa on December 12 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The deadline to register for the event will end today. Those interested can register at http://go.usa.gov/gr5m.
Here is a link to the story after event.