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This report uses qualitative analysis to explore the experiences of six companies that chose to reinvest in the United States. It also illuminates lessons learned by each company to serve as examples for other investors considering U.S. reinvestment as well as policymakers who seek to support reshoring and investment expansion in the United States rather than other markets.
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Reports from the U.S. Department of Commerce
FDI in the United States: 2016 Update
Economic & Statistics Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce (October 2017)
This report, which updates a report released in 2013, examines recent trends in FDI and highlights newly released “greenfield” FDI data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Foreign direct investment trends identified in earlier reports have continued to 2016.
Jobs Attributable to FDI in the U.S.
International Trade Administration's Office of Industry and Analysis | U.S. Department of Commerce (February 2016)
This report highlights the importance of FDI to U.S. jobs, including the number of jobs that are directly supported by foreign investment.
Additional FDI Reports
FDI Confidence Index
A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (May 2019)
For the seventh year in a row, the United States topped the A.T. Kearney FDI Index. With continued global economic growth and an increasing focus on localization, non-U.S. companies continued to report a higher likelihood of locating their next investment in the United States than in any other markets, and expressed optimism about the nation’s macroeconomic outlook.
Global FDI Flows
Global Investment Trends Monitor (January 2019)
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report highlights trends in global FDI flows. The latest report, released in January 2019, shows that global flows dropped for the third consecutive year. Despite the drop, the United States remained the top destination for FDI flows with $226 billion (representing nearly a fifth of total global FDI flows). UNCTAD notes that while flows are as low as they were after the global financial crisis, a rebound is expected in 2019.
Organization for International Investment (OFII) (2019)
This report from OFII explores the positive impact of FDI on the U.S. labor force and how it leads to job growth. The report includes case studies and state-level analysis on FDI in the United States.
Business and Investment Climate in the United States
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (March 2015)
Geared toward Indian business investors, this report from CII delves into the benefits of investing in the United States at the state/territory level.
FDI in U.S. Metro AreasRead Report
Science and Engineering Indicators 2018
National Science Board - National Science Foundation