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September

SELECTUSA TECH INVESTMENT SUCCESS STORIES at LONDON TECH WEEK 
September 10, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am EDT (14:00-15:00 BST) 
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SelectUSA’s London Tech Week event will feature founders of international tech companies that have successfully expanded their business operations to the United States, providing first-hand lessons learned for companies looking to make the leap themselves. 

SELECTUSA VIRTUAL TOUR OF NEW ORLEANS: AMERICA'S NEW TECH & BIO-INNOVATION HUB (POSTPONED) 
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Join a virtual visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, featuring a select group of Technology and BioTech companies. In this virtual tour, attendees will experience first-hand why tech development and biotech industries are thriving in New Orleans. A city known for energy, tourism, and hospitality is luring technology and biotech companies with its affordability and vibrant culture. 

One-on-One Virtual Meetings: After the SelectUSA Virtual Tour of New Orleans, international companies can request one-on-one virtual meetings with the members of the New Orleans Business Alliance. 

VIRTUAL SELECTUSA INVESTOR GUIDE MINI-SERIES: INVESTOR VISAS
September 18, 2020 9:00 A.M. EDT
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In an environment of fluid markets and changing policies, understanding the immigration options available to investors and their workforces is an essential aspect of investing in the United States. Join Fragomen experts who wrote the visa chapter of the SelectUSA Investor Guide for a webinar outlining immigration options available to business investors and their prospective U.S. employees, including information on visa requirements, time frames, and considerations for families. 
 
PHILADELPHIA'S LEADING WOMEN IN TECH: DEEPENING DIVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY
September 23, 2020 9:00 A.M. EDT
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Join SelectUSA and the city of Philadelphia for an event showcasing female leadership and diversity in tech and innovation in the city that ranks the 2nd best city for diversity in STEM, the 3rd best city for women in Tech, and the 3rd "Startup City" in the United States. Please join us to learn how the culture and communities in Philadelphia support the development of the female entrepreneurship in tech.

SELECTUSA VIRTUAL TOUR OF LOS ANGELES: OPPORTUNITIES IN SUSTAINABILITY
September 24, 2020 11:00 A.M EDT
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The Select Los Angeles Virtual Tour will provide foreign companies and investors with insight into the sustainability and energy opportunities in the third-largest metropolitan economy in the world. In 2019, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched L.A.’s Green New Deal to set aggressive goals for the city’s sustainable future, strengthen the L.A.’s economy for everyone, and set L.A. on course to be carbon neutral by 2050. Los Angeles welcomes foreign companies, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders to work in achieving their ambitious goals and engaging with their exciting initiatives with new and tested ideas, innovations, and solutions. As one of the largest metropolitan economies in the world, Los Angeles is your global launch pad and testing ground.

One-on-One Virtual Meetings: After the SelectUSA Virtual Tour of Los Angeles, international companies can request one-on-one virtual meetings with the members of the Los Angles World Trade Center.

SELECTUSA BRAZIL WEBINAR SERIES - OPPORTUNITIES IN THE U.S. SERVICES INDUSTRY
September 24, 2020 3:00 P.M. EDT
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As part of the SelectUSA Brazil Webinars Series, Brazilian and Latin American companies are invited to join this virtual event organized by SelectUSA in Brazil. This activity will provide Brazilian and Latin American companies with insightful information aimed at supporting their strategies to invest in the United States. Along with SelectUSA invited Economic Development Organizations from the State of Illinois, the Cities of Austin/TX, San Antonio/TX, and Tampa/FL will present trends and opportunities within the Services industry within their regions. 

REIMAGINING STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH 500 STARTUPS AND EDOS 
September 29, 2020, 1:00 P.M. EDT
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500 Startups, the world’s most active venture capital firm, spent four months speaking to more than 30 EDOs, state and local Chambers of Commerce, and Tech Councils in 20+ states and territories across the United States about their tools and tactics for startup ecosystem development. SelectUSA and 500 Startups invite EDOs to join an interactive “fireside chat” exploring some key findings from this research.

October

WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR BOOTCAMP (WEB) DIGITAL
October 5-8, 2020 
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SelectUSA is partnering with Davis Wright Tremaine's Project W for their first-ever all-virtual Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp (WEB). Female founders building businesses in the Cybersecurity, FinTech, and Plant-Based Protein industries are invited to apply to participate in a bootcamp in early October to meet with experts, VCs, and business executives who will provide the insights, feedback, and tools they need to get from Seed to Series A. Apply by September 4.

DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS
October 7-9, 2020 
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SelectUSA and the US Foreign and Commercial Service invite U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and foreign companies interested in expanding to the United States to participate in this year’s Discover Global Markets (DGM) conference.To learn more, please visit the DGM website
 
SelectUSA @ Discover Global Markets: FDI Success Stories in Robotics & Automation
October 7, 2020, 8:00am-9:00am EDT
Innovation in manufacturing, such as automation, is key to global competitiveness. Global companies have consistently selected the United States as a destination for their manufacturing operations, and automation plays a key role in attracting that investment and creating jobs. Join SelectUSA for this session featuring executives at international robotics and automation companies that have successfully expanded their business operations to the United States, providing first-hand lessons learned for companies looking to make the leap themselves. This will also be an opportunity to learn about how SelectUSA can assist robotics and automation companies, as well as companies who utilize these products and processes in their journey to establishing a presence in the United States. SelectUSA will provide an overview of SelectUSA services, including upcoming workshops and events, resources and counseling regarding site selection, introductions to economic development organizations at the state and local levels, and assistance navigating the U.S. federal regulatory system.

SelectUSA @ Discover Global Markets: Supply Chain Optimization for Economic Developers
October 7, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm EDT
This webinar will bring together thought leaders and offer well-informed perspectives to support supply chain optimization, reshoring, and economic recovery. SelectUSA provides a platform that supports job creating business investment into the United States and raises awareness about reshoring for companies looking to shorten or diversify their supply chain via investment in the United States. In this webinar, thought leaders will share advice on strategic and tactical ways Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) can engage in reshoring and supply chain efforts. 

Webinar attendees will come away with understanding of:
  • How SelectUSA leverages connections with government agencies like U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Small Business Administration (SBA), Economic Development Administration (EDA), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), and Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to support EDOs
  • Services the SBA can provide for businesses
  • An EDO perspective on re-shore, onshore, supply chain, and industry trends.
  • How the MEP supports reshoring initiatives

SelectUSA @ Discover Global Markets: FDI Success Stories in Energy Storage
October 8, 2020, 8:00am-9:00am EDT
U.S.-based entrepreneurs lead the way in developing the next generation of energy storage technologies, and the Trump Administration has unveiled a vision to “create and sustain global leadership in energy storage utilization and exports.” But what are the next storage technologies being developed? What factors contribute to siting of manufacturing facilities in the United States versus globally? What can the United States government do to attract new investment in this sector? Join SelectUSA for this event featuring executives of international energy storage companies that have successfully expanded their business operations to the United States, providing first-hand lessons learned for companies looking to make the leap themselves. Also in this session - learn about how SelectUSA can help energy storage companies in their journey to establishing a presence in the United States. SelectUSA will provide an overview of SelectUSA services, including upcoming workshops and events, resources and counseling regarding site selection, introductions to economic development organizations at the state and local levels, and assistance navigating the U.S. federal regulatory system.

SelectUSA @ Discover Global Markets: Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Economic Developers
October 8, 2020, 3:30pm-4:30pm EDT
The United States is a recognized leader in research and development (R&D), and registers more international patents than any other country. Today’s innovators are safeguarded by a robust intellectual property protection framework, while the innovators of tomorrow are nurtured at leading universities and incubators across the nation. Companies of all sizes and from all over the world help make innovation in the United States a global enterprise, benefiting from – and contributing to – a flourishing ecosystem for invention and inspiration. Join SelectUSA in this session to learn more about what it takes to build a local entrepreneurial ecosystem that will attract the companies of the future and help build your local economy.
 

DOING BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR (CENTRAL AMERICAN BUSINESSES)
October 14, 2020 1:00 P.M. EDT
Please join SelectUSA, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the American Chambers of Commerce in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama for "Doing Business in the United States for Central American Businesses". This Spanish language webinar will focus on the steps investors from Central America need to take to establish a business in the United States. For more information and registration, please contact Tyler Hacking.

SELECTUSA VIRTUAL TOUR OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
October 15, 2020 8:00 A.M. EDT
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Brownsville, Texas is conveniently situated in the middle of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) corridor on the border of Texas and Mexico. The city’s strategic location offers a deep seawater port and six additional modes of transportation, including a newly renovated and expanded international airport. With its numerous colleges and universities on both sides of the border, the region offers an exceptional environment for small, medium, and large manufacturers interested in investing in the United States. For companies considering investing, expanding, and reshoring their manufacturing operations back to the United States, Brownsville offers: 1) a young, sustainable, and skilled workforce; 2) one of the country’s lowest cost of living areas; and 3) a semi-tropical climate that provides year-round flying conditions. Join us to discover why Brownsville, Texas, is considered a manufacturing friendly region with opportunities in the Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, and Energy sectors.

One-on-One Virtual Meetings: After the SelectUSA Virtual Tour of Brownsville, Texas, international companies can request one-on-one virtual meetings with the members of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation.

November

SELECTUSA EUROPE UAV/UAS VIRTUAL INBOUND INVESTMENT MISSION (January 2021) 
Applications Due by November 2, 2020
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This virtual inbound investment mission is designed for European and Turkish companies and high-growth technology firms in the Drone, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) sectors planning to invest in operations in the United States in the next 12-24 months.The space-limited program is designed to help participating companies develop a U.S. expansion strategy; connect with potential partners, industry leaders and customers; and learn about the capabilities and unique characteristics of each FAA UAS Test Site in the U.S. Learn more and apply at the link above.