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

The USGLC’s Missouri Advisory Committee brings together more than 60 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Missouri. We’re also proud of Missouri’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • What’s foreign aid worth to Missouri? Building greater economic opportunities that attracts and supports Missouri business.

    Eileen Weir

    Mayor, City of Independence

Top Facts

In 2021, Missouri exported
$15.5 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Missouri,
755,700 jobs (19.80%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
5,959 students
in Missouri studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Kit Bond
U.S. Senate (1987-2011); Governor (1981-1985, 1973-1977)
Bob Holden
Governor (2001-2005)

Stories from Missouri

Roundtables with with Michael Metzler, Executive Director of Private Sector Engagement at USAID

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News & Press Related to Missouri

February 18, 2021

Virtual Roundtable Recap: Global Partnerships, Local Impact in Jefferson City, MO


January 22, 2021

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


August 07, 2017

Foreign Aid Makes for a Stronger Missouri


Past Events

Exclusive Conversation with Tracey Mann

April 11, 2023 12:00 pm CT

Featured Speaker

Representative Tracey Mann

Featured Speaker

Vice Admiral Carol M. Pottenger

Featured Speaker

Hans Kabat

Cargill Protein North America

Roundtable Invite-only lunch with USAID’s Michael Metzler

March 29, 2023 11:45 am ET

Featured Speaker

Michael Metzler

Roundtable Invite-only breakfast with USAID’s Michael Metzler

March 28, 2023 8:45 am CT

Featured Speaker

Michael Metzler

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

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Zane Francescato

Central Outreach Manager