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Opportunities for Libyan Entrepreneurs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key component of any healthy economy, and all the more so for Libya as it tries to diversify away from its overwhelming dependence on the energy sector. It was therefore encouraging to see three exciting firms selected as winners of the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) entrepreneurship competition, which […]

Winners of Entrepreneurship Competition Announced

USAID and The Western Union Company have announced the winners of the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) entrepreneurship competition. Three winners were selected from more than 20 business plan submissions; industry sectors represented among the winners include agribusiness, information and communications technology and transportation. Each awardee will receive a matching grant between US$25,000 and US$50,000, with […]

Deadline for Libya Diaspora Marketplace Extended

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have extended the application deadline for the Libyan Diaspora Marketplace (LDM) to Monday, June 24. The LDM encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting entrepreneurs who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident members of the Libyan diaspora community, as well as those who have […]

USAID, Western Union Launch Diaspora Marketplace

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the Libya Diaspora Marketplace (LDM). The LDM will award up to four winning businesses with matching grants of between $25,000 and $50,000 with accompanying technical assistance. The Libya Diaspora Marketplace encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting entrepreneurs who are U.S. […]