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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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Location USA 2015: 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 2015)

The past few years have been exciting ones for investment in the United States. The U.S. economy is growing and companies are expanding: as of February 2015, there have been 60 straight months of job growth. More

Trends Driving FDI in the United States

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2015)

The United States provides foreign investors with a climate where ideas flourish and an environment where businesses succeed. More

Welcoming Others Remains an American Tradition

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Location USA 2015)

Global investors looking to expand in the U.S. will find an unrivaled consumer market; excellent education system; skilled, productive workforce; and transparent regulatory environment among other advantages. More

U.S. Labor: Satisfying Foreign Investors’ Needs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Location USA 2015)

Although the labor environment varies from state to state, foreign companies choosing a U.S. location are finding competitive wage rates, quality training resources, and workers eager to join their labor forces. More

Key Business Issues to Consider When Making an International Location Decision

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Location USA 2015)

Although each international firm and each project is unique, there are certain location and quality-of-life criteria they all must evaluate. More

How U.S. States are Targeting Foreign Direct Investment

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (Location USA 2015)

State and regional economic development organizations are developing a variety of strategies to market their best assets, build relationships, and improve their business climates to attract FDI. More

Shale Gas Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing Industry…While Environmentalists Have Their Say

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Directory 2015)

Although some states are rolling back or banning fracking due to potential environmental impact, overall, U.S. shale gas development and production is surging and helping to trigger a resurgence in manufacturing. More

European Automakers Look to North America

David Leverett, Consultant Partner, HMC Global (Advanced Industries 2014)

Direct investment in North America is allowing European automotive companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors. More

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, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) 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
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