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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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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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America Welcomes the World’s Business: Registration Now Open for the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit

By Secretary Wilbur Ross

(November 12, 2019) Year after year, the Investment Summit buzzes with energy, creating an environment of entrepreneurship, excitement, and potential. Thousands of people from all over the world come here to gain insight into the business environment, learn of industry trends, and bring business deals to fruition. International delegates connect with economic development organizations (EDOs), all of whom can showcase the unique resources of their states and towns, while service providers exhibit the variety of assistance they can offer to expanding companies.

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FDI in Agribusiness: Feeding the U.S. Economy

Kimberly Aagaard is a Research Analyst at SelectUSA

(November 21, 2019) In honor of Thanksgiving and the recent addition of the agribusiness industry page to the SelectUSA website, it is a great time to look at how foreign direct investment (FDI) in agribusiness helps support feasts and festivities around the country.

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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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