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Global Outlook: United States Remains the Largest Destination for FDI in the World

Kara Mazacheck is an Economic Research Analyst with SelectUSA

(March 17, 2020) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the latest issue of its Global Investment Trends Monitor in January. With this release, the Investment Research team at SelectUSA was excited to analyze the latest global 2019 numbers and better understand a few of the key global foreign direct investment (FDI) trends during the last year!

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Spotlight on EDOs

SelectUSA regularly features guest blog posts from economic development organizations (EDOs) across the country. Read more about how FDI is benefitting communities large and small.

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FDI in High-Tech: Innovation and Growth in The United States

Kara Mazachek is an Economic Research Analyst at SelectUSA

(February 5, 2020) Following SelectUSA’s participation in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), it is the optimal time to look at how foreign direct investment (FDI) in high technology, or high-tech, supports innovation and growth in the United States.

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BEA’s Latest FDI Data (Again) Confirms It: There’s No Better Place to Invest and Do Business Than the United States

Kara Mazachek, Economic Research Analyst, SelectUSA

(December 12, 2019) As we approach the end of 2019, we’re reflecting on the positive state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The most recent data update from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was great news for economic growth and FDI’s important role in the U.S. economy.

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News Release: Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises, 2017

Bureau of Economic Analysis

(November 15, 2019) Majority-owned U.S. affiliates (MOUSAs) of foreign multinational enterprises employed 7.4 million workers in the United States in 2017, a 2.8 percent increase from 7.2 million in 2016, according to statistics on MOUSA operations and finances released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. MOUSAs accounted for 5.8 percent of total private-industry employment in the United States.

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Celebrating Years of Fruitful Apprenticeship Cooperation

U.S. Embassy in Switzerland & Liechtenstein

(November 11, 2019) As the U.S. celebrates the 5th National Apprenticeship Week, we look back on recent highlights of Swiss-U.S. apprenticeship cooperation. In the U.S., apprenticeships are not as common as in Switzerland – yet. The U.S. government is looking for new ways to train the workforce of the future, and it is thankful for partners like Switzerland who have many insights to share in the area of vocational education.

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Investment Summit Testimonials from Kiwi Companies

U.S. Embassy & Consulate in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Niue

(November 6, 2019) "Attending the SelectUSA Investment Summit was a great experience and a worthwhile event for Kiwi businesses seriously considering entering the US market. [It] generated a number of credible investment and growth opportunities for our business."

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EDO Spotlight: Richmond, Virginia: Providing a Soft Landing Since 1607

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia.

(October 29, 2019) You could say that the first foreign direct investment occurred in 1607 when English settlers founded the Richmond Region in Virginia. Soon thereafter the nation’s first hospital was built, the first university was chartered, and the first ironworks were established. Today, the Richmond Region is home to more than 220 international firms from 26 countries employing 24,600 residents.

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