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United States Inward Investing Guide

United States Inward Investing Guide

Location USA is a guide for international companies looking to invest or establish operations within the United States. Location USA provides practical advice and guidance about facilities deployment, labor force skills, taxes and incentives, and more. For specific information on all 50 states, utilize the State Resources links.

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A Letter from Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2014)

The year 2013 was an exciting one for investment in the United States, which reclaimed the top spot in foreign direct investment (FDI) attractiveness in a survey among global business executives by AT Kearney. More

Renewed Confidence & Commitment in the World’s Largest Market

Keida Ackerman, International Investment Specialist, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2014)

A favorable legal and regulatory environment, improved access to global markets, and talent-driven innovation are among the reasons the U.S. continues to attract the lion’s share of foreign direct investment. More

U.S. Investment Decisions by Foreign Companies Still Driven by Access and Scale

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine and Gene DePrez, Managing Partner, Global Innovation Partners (Location USA 2014)

The United States offers foreign investors unparalleled opportunities and choice locations within a single sophisticated and massive market. More

Helping Foreign Investors in the U.S. Satisfy Their Work Force Needs

Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (Location USA 2014)

From German-style apprenticeship programs to mobile technology labs, U.S. communities are providing their work forces with the skills needed for global success. More

When “Global” Becomes “Local” - And Why It’s a Good Thing

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Location USA 2014)

Examples abound of foreign firms that have “insourced” their operations to the U.S., helping their companies to prosper and the communities in which they locate to thrive. More

Energy Innovation Boosts Foreign Direct Investment

Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Ivestment Consulting Associates and Richard K. Greene, Senior Associate, Investment Consulting Associates (Location USA 2014)

International investors can avail themselves of incentives to develop conventional as well as non-conventional sources of energy and other innovative technologies. More

The Southland Delivers a Solid Economic Performance

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

The southern states have embraced the transition from traditional to knowledge-based economies and work hard to attract new projects and the high-paying jobs that come with them. More

Ports Jockey for Post-Panamax “Pole Position”

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q1 2014)

East and Gulf Coast ports are gearing up to accommodate the supersized containerships that will be able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal — and the delayed expansion process has given them the advantage of time to get ready. More

First Person: Foreign Investment Driving Uptick in Manufacturing Plant Construction

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Q1 2014)

Stephen Gray, Gray Construction CEO, comments on manufacturing’s contribution to U.S. economic growth and the factors influencing the uptick in construction of domestic plants. More

Regional Report: Reaching for the Stars in the Southwest

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

Most of the Southwest is enjoying better job growth than the nation as a whole, and all of these states have ramped up their economic development efforts. More

Regional Report: Beyond Automotive, the South Revs Up Growth Across Diverse Industries

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2014)

A highly skilled work force and good transportation infrastructure are also drawing aerospace and other high-tech companies. More

Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Climb for the Midwest

(Directory 2014)

You’re not likely to find explosive growth in the Midwest, but the region’s economy is advancing at a healthy, steady pace with strategic plans to enhance investment in place. More

Regional Report: The South Atlantic Capitalizes on Its Pro-Business Climate

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2014)

Customized incentives and work force training, as well as its right-to-work environment, are drawing auto, aero, life sciences, and other advanced manufacturers to the South Atlantic. More

Regional Report: Mountain States’ Economies Striving to Reach New Heights

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

The Mountain States are posting positive news on the jobs and business location and expansion front. More

Regional Report: Pacific States Foster Innovation

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)

Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies. More

A Look Back - and Ahead - at the 2013/2014 Legislative and Incentives Landscape

Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Directory 2014)

From what we witnessed in 2013, we can only expect more dynamic developments in state incentive programs and a continued focus on additional transparency. More

Regional Report: Energy Sector Bringing Jobs and Wealth to Plains States

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies. More

First Person: Putting U.S. Manufacturing Front and Center

Scott N. Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) and Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor (Directory 2014)

Scott N. Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, discusses how government policy supports U.S. manufacturing growth, the perceived “skills gap” and mainstream media’s recent focus on U.S. manufacturing. More

Regional Report: Incentives Attracting Firms to the New England States

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)

Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More

Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Drawing High-Tech Investment

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)

Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More
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