Learn how SelectUSA can help you
SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US$53.6 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining nearly 80,000 U.S. jobs. In 2018 alone, SelectUSA facilitated $20.8 billion.
Our mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy.
As chair of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), SelectUSA works with more than 20 federal agencies and bureaus to increase coordination and provide guidance and information to respond to specific and broad-reaching issues that affect business investment decisions. Through its ombudsman services, SelectUSA collaborates with IIWG agency partners to help address investor questions and concerns relating to a wide range of federal regulatory issues.
SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps companies of all sizes find the information they need to make decisions, connect to the right people at the local level, and navigate the federal regulatory system.
The SelectUSA website is designed to be the “first stop” for our clients – companies seeking additional information about investing in the United States, and economic development organizations exploring new ways to attract investment to their localities. The website also aims to provide a central repository for key U.S. FDI data, news and updates, and a channel for conveying the importance of FDI to broader audiences both at home and abroad.
Services for Companies
SelectUSA works one-on-one with companies to demystify federal rules and regulations, provide data and other information, and link companies with partners and resources to help them succeed.
Services for Economic Development Organizations (EDOs)
SelectUSA offers a number of services to provide EDOs with up-to-date information, strategic counsel, and platforms for amplifying their investment attraction efforts.
Most of our services are available free of charge.
Look through our service offering in each category, and contact us to discuss how we can help you!
Note on Services
SelectUSA represents the entire United States and adheres to strict geographic neutrality. This means that while we are able to assist specific localities with individual promotional activities on a first-come, first-served basis, SelectUSA does not direct investment to one U.S. location over another U.S. location. SelectUSA also does not engage in activities that encourage foreign direct investment into the United States by state-owned entities (entities owned or controlled by a foreign government) of non-market economies.