Prosper Africa

October 1, 2020
Prosper Africa

On September 2, the ITO kicked off its fall webinar series with a collaboration with the local U.S. Commercial Service for a look into Prosper Africa – a federal government initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa. This virtual webinar introduced Iowa companies to the multitude of opportunities within the African marketplace and resources available to assist them.

With six of the 10 fastest-growing economics in the world and over one billion consumers, Africa is ready to play a pivotal role in the global economy. Prosper Africa has a goal to become a one-stop shop where U.S. and African businesses can access the full range of the U.S. Government services.

The event featured presentations about Prosper Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the U.S. Commercial Service in Nigeria and first-hand experience from Vermeer Corporation. The program covered market penetration, funding support and success stories.

Please visit the Prosper Africa’s website,, for more information. If you’re interested in learning more about opportunities in Africa and about State of Iowa Resources, contact Ms. Andrea Smith at or 515.348.6240. 

Read the Fall 2020 issue of the International Update here.