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Location USA 2019: A Letter from Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce

Now, more than ever, is the time to invest and do business in the USA, which has entered an era of unprecedented economic revival.

Location USA 2019
Through the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States has entered an era of nearly unprecedented economic revival. Due to regulatory cuts and a new simplified tax structure, America has once again become the best place in the world for business investment and opportunity. And we are just getting started. This Administration is working to eliminate even more barriers to economic growth — creating an environment where all companies operating in the United States can grow and flourish. In other words, now, more than ever, is the time to invest and do business here.

The SelectUSA team at the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce provides data, business intelligence, and assistance navigating the U.S. regulatory system to firms looking to invest in this market. The ultimate expression of these services is the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile foreign direct investment event in the United States.

By attending the Investment Summit, companies from around the world discover new investment opportunities and meet directly with the people on the ground who drive projects. Participants also have the chance to improve their understanding of the U.S. business climate through discussions with policymakers and business leaders, while also learning of beneficial resources and tools.

It is an exciting time to invest and expand in the United States, and the SelectUSA team is ready to work with you.

To learn more about our Investment Summit and services, go to, follow us on Twitter @SelectUSA, connect with our Investment Services team in Washington, D.C., or our colleagues in the Foreign Commercial Service located at posts and embassies across the globe.


Ian Steff
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing,
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

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