The Department of State

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Seal of the Department of State

The Department of State is the lead federal institution that conducts and maintains U.S. diplomacy and promotes and protects the interests of the United States by: 

Promoting peace and stability in regions of vital interest;
Creating jobs at home by opening markets abroad;
Helping developing nations establish investment and export opportunities; and
Bringing nations together and forging partnerships to address global problems.

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MissionTo shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

Investment-related Resources

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) 
EB works to create jobs at home and expand economic opportunities overseas by engaging with partners around the world on: trade; finance; telecommunications and Internet policy; transportation; economic sanctions; commercial opportunities; and a host of other issues, ensuring that the United States remains the world’s strongest and most dynamic economy, as well as a beacon for American values.

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Office of Investment Affairs
The Office of Investment Affairs works to improve the climate for international investment both at home and abroad by working to expand the network of high-quality investment agreements, promoting improved investment climates worldwide, and working to attract foreign investment to the United States.

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