Economic Development

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) promotes Ukraine’s business and economic opportunities by fostering and facilitating communication between Ukrainian and American corporate, governmental, educational and non-profit entities.

The Foundation supports Ukraine’s economic development by participating in trade shows and conferences focusing on sectors like biotechnology and travel and by distributing business information through its website, newsletter and social media like LinkedIn. USUF also provides advisory assistance to entrepreneurs representing small and medium-size companies.

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s economic development activities include the following:

Biotechnology Initiative
The goal of USUF Biotechnology Initiative is to highlight the biotech capabilities of Ukraine, to establish strong scientific links between the U.S. and Ukraine, to help identify leading scientists and entrepreneurs in Ukraine’s biotech sector, and to facilitate business development in the biotech sector between the U.S. and Ukraine. Particular effort is being placed on identifying and assisting promising start-ups. This project has been made possible through the support of Ms. Irene K. Joseph, co-founder of the biotechnology company Cygnus Technologies.

Regional Economic Development

Business Community Club of Ukraine

In June of 2016 the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation signed a Memorandum on Cooperation with the Business Community Club (BCC), a small-business association headquartered in Lviv and with an ever-growing number of branches in other cities throughout Ukraine, including Kyiv, Kharkiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.  USUF and BCC are collaborating with the goal of sharing information and building bridges between Ukrainian and American entrepreneurs.

Community Development Funds
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation administers the Zapytiv Community Development Fund (established by the Boyko Family) and the Petrach Community Development Fund for Stariy Dobrotvir. Both communities are in Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine.

Travel to Ukraine
The Foundation promotes Ukraine as a travel destination through its popular Travel to Ukraine website and Facebook page. The Foundation also sponsors a Ukraine Booth at the annual New York Times Travel Show, which draws about 30,000 visitors and industry professionals. Ukraine’s popularity as a tourist destination continues to grow, which has important implications for the country’s further economic development.



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Kharkiv Regional Development Initiative
2015-Ongoing | U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Sept 22, 2015 - Today in Kyiv's America House,  U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration […]
Petrach Community Development Fund for Starij Dobrotvir
2003-Ongoing | U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
In March 2003, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation was appointed as administrator of the William Petrach Endowment, a fund of $335,000 that supports the year-to-year needs of the four buildings - community […]
Petrach Community Development Fund
In March 2003, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation was appointed as administrator of the William Petrach Endowment, a fund of $335,000 that supports the year-to-year needs of the four buildings - community […]
Western Ukraine Community Development Projects
2003-Ongoing | U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Zapytiv Community Development Fund The Foundation is constructing a library in Zapytiv, a community near Lviv. Funded by the Family of Mychailo and Irena Boyko, this project will foster a […]
"NYCOMED" AND "MYRONIVSKY HLIBO PRODUCT" NAMED WINNERS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CASE CONTEST 2012 Washington, DC – January 15, 2013 - The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, in partnership with the Centre for […]
Doing Business In Ukraine Through an open exchange of information from corporate, government, educational and non-profit entities, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation promotes business and economic development between Ukraine and the West. […]
Baltic Black Caspian Seas Initiative
Summer Work Travel Program for Ukraine Students Launched February 26, 2007 - The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is today launching its 2007 Summer Work Travel Program, an exchange initiative which can bring […]
1997-2007 | U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
Community Partnerships
Painting by Nestor Kyzenko   Overview The CUltural REbirth of Ukraine Project (CURE) aids the economic development of Ukraine’s cultural sector by providing artisans with the […]