The Department of Commerce
Learn more about the Department of Commerce and the nine bureaus that support investment
As the lead trade and investment promotion agency in the federal government, the Department of Commerce’s goal is to increase the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses and make trade and investment a bigger part of the U.S. economy’s DNA.
The Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, and workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and five territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical programs that touch the lives of every American.
Mission: To create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity.
SelectUSA is the primary channel through which the Department of Commerce encourages business investment in the United States and raises awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy.
In addition to chairing the Interagency Investment Working Group, SelectUSA leads the Investment Advisory Council (IAC). The IAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on the development and implementation of strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
To learn more about the Department's mission and objectives, please see the Department of Commerce Strategic Plan 2018-2022.
Other Department of Commerce Bureaus in the IIWG
Clicking on the hyperlinked text will link to an overview of each agency's investment role and available resources.