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Make connections and explore investment opportunities from across the United States

The United States welcomes companies of all sizes, from established multinationals to high-growth startups. The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, resources, and market it needs to be successful.

Participants of past Investment Summits have announced $98 billion in greenfield FDI into the United States, supporting more than 150,000 U.S. jobs.

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The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit will draw on high-caliber attendees to help you make connections and get started on business deals, including EDOs on site to share business location intelligencePre-vetted potential investors actively seeking business opportunities in the United States; Relevant service providers that can help investment possibilities become realities; and C-Suite executives and government officials who can discuss the latest policy and business trends.

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The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit was the second Investment Summit to draw more than 3,000 participants to the Washington, D.C. area. Investment projects worth more than $600 million were announced at the Investment Summit, along with the release of SelectUSA’s Rural FDI Report, which shows that nearly 95,000 jobs in rural America are supported by FDI. The 2018 Investment Summit included participants from 66 international markets, including 1,000+ global business investors and economic developers from 51 U.S. states and territories. 

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The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit was one for the books, with record attendance by more than 3,000 participants. This included over 1,200 global business investors from over 60 international markets and economic developers from 51 U.S. states and territories. Three Cabinet secretaries, two governors, and multiple high-level CEOs joined SelectUSA for the event.

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The 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, hosted by the President in Washington, D.C. on June 19-21, was yet another tremendous success. The event convened 2,500 participants from 70 markets and 52 U.S. states and territories, including companies and business associations as well as economic development organizations (EDOs).

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In March 2015, SelectUSA welcomed close to 2,600 participants to Washington, D.C. from more than 70 international markets, including companies and business associations as well as EDOs from all 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

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In October 2013, SelectUSA held its inaugural Investment Summit, convening 1,200 participants, including 1,000 business leaders from nearly 60 countries and representatives from more than from 47 states, three territories, and Washington, D.C., who showcased investment opportunities around the country on the tradeshow floor.

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About the SelectUSA Investment Summit

What is the SelectUSA Investment Summit?

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It connects qualified foreign firms directly with U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate business investment and job creation. 

Each Investment Summit focuses on a timely theme reflecting the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities, and features senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders.

The Investment Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating international investment into the United States by raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities and positive business climate, and facilitating vital direct connections between investors and EDOs.

What is the SelectUSA Investment Academy?

The SelectUSA Investment Academy is designed especially for investors and EDO representatives who want to make the most of the Investment Summit. Participants gain valuable, first-hand insight into the U.S. investment environment through focused, thematic sessions in which expert practitioners from a variety of investment-related fields share practical tools, strategies, and actionable information. 

Companies considering their first investment in the United States gain information on various stages of the investment process. EDOs seeking information on resources and best practices for FDI attraction hear from industry and government experts.