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Senators meet with New Hampshire native Jim Demers to discuss American global economic interests

(Washington, DC. March 21, 2013. L-R Senator Jeanne Shaheen, OPIC Board Member Jim Demers, Senator Kelly Ayotte, OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield)

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) this afternoon met with leadership from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to discuss the organization’s ongoing efforts to encourage U.S. private sector investment in emerging markets. Shaheen and Ayotte met with OPIC Board Member and New Hampshire native Jim Demers and President and CEO Elizabeth L. Littlefield. Demers, a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, was confirmed by the Senate earlier this year after being nominated to this position by President Obama in 2012.  

OPIC is the federal government’s development finance institution and helps private sector companies break into emerging markets overseas to create jobs and growth opportunities here at home. OPIC is entirely self-sustaining and operates at no net cost to American taxpayers.  Because of OPIC’s investments, more than 400 jobs have already been created by projects sponsored by New Hampshire companies.