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Business Potential Met Business Opportunity at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

By Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA

(June 20, 2019) It was an honor (and a thrill) to experience this international excitement firsthand. SelectUSA is the embodiment of the U.S. government’s commitment to creating an open, welcoming, and competitive business environment. It’s a program whose core mission is to promote job-creating FDI. The SelectUSA Investment Summit continuously delivers on that mission.

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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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US Senators Manchin and Capito Invite Global Business Leaders to Attend SelectUSA Investment Summit and Discover Why West Virginia is the Right Choice for Global Companies

By Sara B. Dearing, Executive Director, Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation

(June 7, 2019) West Virginia’s U.S. senators not only play a hands-on role when it comes to attracting investment, they are dedicated to ensuring that companies that do invest in West Virginia, succeed.  This unwavering commitment to helping global companies find a home in the Mountain State is why Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito have teamed up to invite global executives to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit and to join them at the West Virginia Booth (#714) for the State and Local Night Reception on June 11. Additionally, our senators invite business leaders to attend the West Virginia Spinoff Event, June 13-14, in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More

By Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA

(June 6, 2019) The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings global companies together with economic developers from across the United States, all for one purpose – to connect global business to local investment opportunities. I am honored and thrilled to say that this year’s Investment Summit will feature special guests from the White House. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow will provide keynote remarks to more than 3,000 attendees on June 11-12. Both will focus on how business investment and SelectUSA play key roles in America’s economic resurgence.

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100 Billion and Counting: A New Milestone from Past Participants of the Investment Summit

By Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA

(May 24, 2019) The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the place to be if you want to grow your business into an international enterprise. That isn’t hyperbole – it’s job-creating fact. Participants of past Investment Summits have announced more than $103.6 billion in investments in the United States within five years of attending an Investment Summit. Those projects will create or retain over 167,000 U.S. jobs.

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Building on Success: North Carolina Opens New FDI Office in India

By Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

(May 22, 2019) The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina recently opened the state’s first foreign direct investment (FDI) office based in India ― dedicated to increasing FDI into North Carolina from one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Our newest FDI representative ― Rahul Padmanabha ― is based in Bangalore. You can meet him at our booth, as well as representatives traveling to the SelectUSA Investment Summit from all the state’s other overseas FDI offices located in Europe, China, South Korea and Japan.

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USA Spends Seven Years Atop Key Business Index

By Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA

(May 7, 2019) The fact at hand is this: The United States is the best place in the world for global businesses to invest and grow. That’s what global CEOs have said in A.T. Kearney’s annual FDI Confidence Index. For seven consecutive years, business leaders that are growing their companies around the world have said there is no better place to invest than here in the United States.

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Teaming Up for Tech at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

By David Steel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Electronics America

(April 30, 2019) Samsung is excited to be involved in the inaugural SelectUSA Tech program at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, an initiative that aligns with our vision for high-tech manufacturing to propel the U.S. economy and provide high-quality careers for decades to come. The SelectUSA Tech program connects our global firm with both American consumers and the innovators working to shape the trends and develop the technology that will spur global demand for our products.

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