Welcome to the United States
Success in the U.S. market can help drive success globally. With an annual GDP of $20 trillion and population of over 325 million, the United States is the world’s most attractive consumer market, offering unmatched diversity, a thriving culture of innovation, and the most productive workforce. Companies of all sizes – from startups to multinationals – can find the ideas, resources, and market to succeed and grow.
SelectUSA uses the convening power of the U.S. government to showcase investment opportunities and bring investors and U.S. locations together.
SelectUSA Investment Summit
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
SelectUSA hosts a wide range of events – from trade and road shows to seminars and special events – in the United States and around the world. See what's coming up.
News and Releases
Building Relationships: The Key to Making Illinois a Top Location for FDI
By Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Intersect Illinois
(October 10, 2018) Through proactive outreach, Intersect Illinois’ project pipeline has nearly quadrupled over the past year; the team is currently working on nearly 100 business attraction projects, more than 50 percent of which are FDI projects. That number is expected to grow as Intersect Illinois continues to market the state’s rich assets around the globe.
Meet SelectUSA's New Executive Director: Brian Lenihan
(October 15, 2018)
Today, Under Secretary for International Trade Gil Kaplan officially named Brian J. Lenihan as Executive Director of SelectUSA, the program within the International Trade Administration (ITA) dedicated to attracting and expanding business investment in the United States.
Bring FDI to Your Community: Host a Spinoff Event
(October 17, 2018) SelectUSA Spinoff Events are the perfect opportunity to show international business investors—face-to-face, in your community—what your city, county, state, region, or tribe have to offer. These investment tours are held before and after the Investment Summit. In 2018, more than 20 events were held in cities across the United States, and the count for 2019 is already approaching double digits.