With a strong and growing coalition in Ohio for close to a decade, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Ohio’s economy.

The USGLC’s Ohio Advisory Committee brings together more than 200 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Ohio. We’re also proud of Ohio’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • What’s foreign aid worth to Ohio? The key to global commerce and opportunities for international investment.

    Joseph Dehner

    Foreign Policy Leadership Council

Top Facts

In 2021, Ohio exported
$50.4 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Ohio,
1,401,200 jobs (19.60%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
14,157 students
in Ohio studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Hon. Bob Taft
Governor (1999-2007)
Hon. Lee Fisher
Lt. Governor (2007-2011)

Stories from Ohio

From Dayton to the World: Unveiling the City’s Global Network

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What They’re Saying in the Heartland: Women’s History Month

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What They’re Saying in the Heartland: COP27 and America’s Global Climate Leadership

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News & Press Related to Ohio

March 16, 2023

Rep. Brad Wenstrup Speaks Out on What U.S. Global Engagement is Worth to Ohio


February 16, 2023

U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty to Discuss U.S. National Security, Ohio Jobs at Foreign Policy Town Hall with Leaders from McDonald’s, Cargill, and Franklin University


April 28, 2021

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Global Partnerships, Local Impact in Toledo, OH


March 10, 2021

USGLC CEO Applauds Dayton Mayor’s Global Engagement Day Proclamation


January 22, 2021

USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural Class


December 10, 2020

Former Ag Secretary Dan Glickman and Cargill’s Don Camden talk America’s Ag Economy, Global Partnerships, and Local Impact for Ohio


Past Events

Conversation with Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Lt. Gen. Martin R. Steele, & Amb. Kelley Currie

March 15, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Featured Speaker

Representative Brad Wenstrup

U.S. House of Representatives

Featured Speaker

Lt. Gen Martin R. Steele

USMC (Ret.)

Featured Speaker

Amb. Kelley Currie

Town Hall with Rep. Joyce Beatty & Guests

February 15, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Featured Speaker

U.S. House of Representatives Joyce Beatty

U.S. House of Representatives

Featured Speaker

Chief Global Equity Officer Roslyn M. Brock

Abt Associates

Featured Speaker

Head of Headquarter Civic Engagement & National Multicultural Engagement Ashli Nelson

McDonald’s Corporation

Virtual Town Hall with Rep. David Joyce

April 14, 2022 11:00 am ET

Featured Speaker

Representative David Joyce

U.S. House of Representatives

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

Get in touch with us!

Eric Moorer

Outreach Director for Ohio Valley