U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
December 11, 2019
The U.S. government will officially launch the expanded Growth in the Americas (América Crece) initiative on December 17 in Washington, D.C. Growth in the Americas is a whole-of-government initiative that will foster private sector infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Expanded bilateral cooperation between the United States and countries in the region will help reduce excessive regulatory, legal, procurement, and market barriers to investment. Growth in the Americas will facilitate job creation and accelerate economic growth in the Americas by promoting the private sector as the primary engine of growth to develop critical infrastructure of all types – energy, airports, ports, roads, telecom, and digital networks, among others.
Senior U.S. government officials from seven agencies will engage key business leaders as well as high-level officials from Latin America and the Caribbean at the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on December 17. They will discuss how this initiative will promote sustainable, high-quality development while strengthening rule of law, improving governance, and promoting prosperity.
For more information on the Growth in the Americas initiative, please visit: https://www.state.gov/growth-in-the-americas/