About the SelectUSA Investment Summit
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This signature event provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.
The SelectUSA Investment Academy is designed especially for investors and representatives from economic development organizations (EDOs) who want to make the most of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Participants gain valuable, first-hand insight into the U.S. investment environment through focused, thematic sessions in which expert practitioners from a variety of investment-related fields share practical tools, strategies, and actionable information.
The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit
The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit (June 18-20, 2017) was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area. SelectUSA welcomed more than 2,800 participants from 64 international markets and 51 U.S. states and territories.
What topics were on the agenda?
The Summit's theme – "Grow with US" – highlighted the innovative business climate in the United States and featured investment opportunities from every corner of the country. Increased networking time provided new, unparalleled opportunities for a wide range of global investors to engage with state, regional, and local economic developers – all under one roof. Global executives, like GM's Mary Barra and General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt (and many more), shared a clear roadmap of how businesses of any size, and in any industry, can both benefit from and contribute to the U.S. economy – and grow with us.Download Video (36MB)
Who was there?
The 3,000+ participants at the 2017 Summit included over 1,200 registered international company registrants, 350 service providers, and more than 650 economic developers from 51 U.S. states and territories.
Global CEOs, thought leaders, and other business innovators joined Secretary Ross, four other Cabinet members (including one via video address), two governors, and several U.S. Chiefs of Mission at the event.