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As 2014 unfolds we're excited to bring you even more foreign direct investment (FDI) focused news and reports. We hope you will find these updates to be useful as you refine your FDI strategies this year.

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SelectUSA Releases FDI Report

SelectUSA FDI report

We are proud to announce the release of our recent report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United States: Drivers of U.S. Economic Competitiveness. 

The paper reviews the impact of FDI on the U.S. economy, the competitive advantages that make the United States an attractive destination for investors and trends in FDI by geography and industry sector.

Download the report here: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the United States: Drivers of U.S. Economic Competitiveness.

Other Recent News & Reports:

- 98% of German firms in the U.S. expect business growth in 2014, according to the German American Business Outlook survey by the German American Chambers of Commerce. 

German American Business Outlook

- According to Global Location Trends: 2013 Annual Report, published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, 2013 was a great year for FDI in the United States, with “more than 100,000 new jobs created by foreign companies…” The report examines a “global reconfiguration” in investment distribution.

County Tracker 2013

 - The National Association of Counties (NACo) unveiled the County Tracker 2013: On the Path to Recovery, an interactive map and report that analyzes four economic performance indicators across the 3,069 county economies in the United States. 

Why are U.S. mayors visiting China? The Economist (and SelectUSA Deputy Executive Director, Aaron Brickman) on U.S. local EDO efforts to attract Chinese FDI.

- “The U.S. chemical industry is experiencing a surge of new production capacity due to cheap natural gas. Other industries…are also adding factories,” according to American Chemistry Council. Read more at Manufacturing & Technology News.

 - PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that U.S. manufacturers could employ around one million more workers by 2025 in a report on the impact of the shale gas industry on manufacturing


PwC shale gas impact report

About SelectUSA

SelectUSA is the U.S. Government-wide program to attract, retain, and grow business investment in the United States. It was established by a Presidential Executive Order and is housed in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Among its functions, SelectUSA:

- Coordinates resources related to business investment attraction within the Department of Commerce and across the federal government

- Partners with state, regional, and local economic development organizations (EDOs) to expand U.S. business attraction and retention

- Represents the entire nation and exercises strict geographic neutrality  


How we can help

SelectUSA works one-on-one with investors and U.S. EDOs to provide information, counseling and connections.  Our ombudsman program addresses investor concerns involving federal agencies. We also advocate on behalf of U.S. EDOs in competition with foreign locations.

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