12/22 Digest: Austrian Success, #FDIintheUSA, & More

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Special note: This will be the last SelectUSA Digest newsletter of the year. We'll be back Friday, January 5, 2018. From all of us at SelectUSA, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Austrian Auto Parts Firm Finds Home in Georgia

By Christopher Connell, Writer, ShareAmerica (U.S. Department of State)

Map centered on Cartersville, GA (© Shutterstock)

(December 18, 2017) When the Austrian specialty steel company Voestalpine AG looked for the right place in the United States to assemble parts for premium automobile manufacturers, the South seemed perfect. “We followed our customers,” says Peter Schwab, a Voestalpine management board member and head of its metal forming division. The company’s Cartersville, Georgia, plant is 330 kilometers from Spartanburg, South Carolina, the site of the largest BMW plant in the world. 

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This Week's #FDIintheUSA


FDI from France directly supports 677,500 U.S. jobs

FDI from Germany directly supports 673,900 U.S. jobs

FDI from Greece directly supports 2,500 U.S. jobs

FDI from Hong Kong directly supports 32,900 U.S. jobs

FDI from India directly supports 56,500 U.S. jobs

Wrapping Up USPTO's #12DaysOfPatents

U.S. patent 1,439,132: "egg laying indicator" by C.Z. Shallit - Filed February 14, 1922

Since last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been celebrating the holiday season with a a fun and festive Twitter campaign that commemorates intellectual property (IP) rights in the United States: #12DaysOfPatents

The hashtag highlights different holiday-related patents from the USPTO archives. It also conveys the extent to which IP rights have shaped American life throughout history. From now until Christmas Day, check out #12DaysOfPatents and follow @uspto for year-round IP information (and cool graphics). 

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Congrats to those who made this FDI story a success: 160 jobs coming to the Detroit area, thanks to Canadian mfg co. Martinrea International

.@ATKearney's latest Global Cities Outlook & Index show US cities at the top of both lists (4 among top 10)

240 years of friendship. 🇺🇸🇫🇷 France happens to be today's #FDIintheUSA highlight, too!

French energy co. EDF RE created 150 jobs during construction of a wind farm near Blackwell, OK (using material manufactured in IA by Siemens)

Join #SelectUSA for the 2018 China Road Show!

Japanese auto supplier Miyake Forging North America establishing its 1st US facility in Surgoinsville, TN, will create 60 #jobs in $13.7M #FDI

Indeed! Emirati #FDI directly supports 10,400 US #jobs

Largest-ever #manufacturing #FDI in rural North Carolina: China-based Triangle Tyre Co. investing almost $600 million, creating 800 #jobs

Congrats on the new space, @USAinUK!

Thanks for the shout-out on @FoxBusiness, Minister Ilan Laufer! We hope to see another large delegation from Romania at the 2018 #SelectUSASummit

Federal Prison Industries (trade name "UNICOR") can assist in bringing US companies back to the United States to expand biz opportunities.

#SelectUSA for #manufacturing: $5.8 trillion gross output (2016)

@usbotschaft's John McCaslin hosted a roundtable for representatives of German companies who attended the last #SelectUSASummit

German automotive supplier HELLA expanding its facility in Northville, MI, adding 50 #jobs

Germany-based auto supplier thyssenkrupp expanding its presence in Indiana, adding 64 #jobs

American Haval Motor Technology LLC (of Chinese Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd.) establishing R&D ctr in Farmington Hills, MI, adding 150 #jobs

2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit - Washington, D.C. - June 20-22, 2018

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