WHAT WE DO
SelectUSA is the federal government program housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce charged to promote and facilitate business investment into the United States. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than $146 billion in client-verified investment projects, supporting more than 166,000 U.S. jobs.
We work with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and entities across government to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that economic development plays in the U.S. economy.
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES
Success in the U.S. market can help drive success globally. With an annual GDP of $20 trillion and population of over 325 million, the United States is the world’s most attractive consumer market, offering unmatched diversity, a thriving culture of innovation, and the most productive workforce. Companies of all sizes – from startups to multinationals – can find the ideas, resources, and market to succeed and grow.
WHERE WE WORK
SelectUSA works closely with our colleagues in the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service to provide our clients with in-market services and on-the-ground expertise in more than 75 global markets and more than 100 locations throughout the United States.
MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
We’re headquartered in Washington, D.C., but we work with a global network of investment specialists and Commercial Service colleagues based in the United States and U.S. embassies and consulates around the globe. Connect with our leadership and team of investment specialists.
Jasjit Singh is the Executive Director of SelectUSA, a U.S. government-wide program that works to attract foreign direct investment to the United States. In this role, he leads the strategy and implementation of SelectUSA’s mission to create jobs, spur economic growth, and promote American competitiveness. He also oversees the SelectUSA Investment Summit, an annual event where U.S. officials make the case to global companies that the United States remains the top destination to do business.
Prior to joining SelectUSA, Jasjit was a Senior Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council. There, he was the Head of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Logistics Committees as well as States Engagement and Capitol Hill outreach. Jasjit was also a Senior Policy Advisor in the Obama Administration, former Executive Director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), and a Senior Consultant with Deloitte.
In his personal time, Jasjit is an avid tennis player, travel enthusiast, and mocktail aficionado.
Deputy Executive Director
Obafemi Elegbede, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Investment Research Team
Deputy Director, Program and Events Team
Director, Communications and Outreach Team
Acting Director, Investment Services Team
CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
SelectUSA, a dynamic and mission-driven program to encourage business investment into the United States, is housed within the Global Markets division at the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Interested in joining our team?
SelectUSA is both a great place to work and to contribute to U.S. economic development.
Any open job positions at SelectUSA are listed on USAJobs.
We are always looking for dedicated, talented interns to join our team in a variety of roles. These internships are an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and insight into business investment in the United States, international capital flows, and U.S. investment policy.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
- Safeguarding Information
- ITA Privacy Statement/Security Notice/ITA Endorsement Policy
- Privacy Laws, Policies & Guidance
- Commerce Office of Privacy and Open Government
- Federal Privacy Council
The Chief Privacy Officer is responsible for the development and maintenance of privacy policies, procedures, and guidance essential to safeguarding the collection, access, use, dissemination, and storage of personally identifiable information (PII), business identifiable information (BII), and Privacy Act information in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) of 2014, and policy and guidance issued by the President and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Privacy Act of 1974
The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, establishes a code of fair information practices that govern the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies. A system of records is a group of records under the control of an agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifier assigned to the individual.
The Privacy Act requires that agencies give the public notice of their systems of records by publication in the Federal Register. The Privacy Act prohibits the disclosure of a record about an individual from a system of records absent the written consent of the individual unless the disclosure is pursuant to one of twelve statutory exceptions. Rules exempting systems of records from certain Privacy Act requirements are in 28 CFR Part 16, Subpart E. The Act also provides individuals with a means by which to seek access to and amendment of their records and sets forth various agency record-keeping requirements.
E-Government Act of 2002
The availability of information, from personal information to public information, is made all the easier today due to technological changes in computers, digitized networks, internet access, and the creation of new information products. The E-Government Act of 2002 recognized that these advances also have important ramifications for the protection of personal information contained in government records and systems.
Privacy Impact Assessments (“PIAs”) are required by Section 208 of the E-Government Act for all Federal government agencies that develop or procure new information technology involving the collection, maintenance, or dissemination of information in an identifiable form or that make substantial changes to existing information technology that manages information in identifiable form. The Office of Management and Budget provides agencies guidance on implementing the provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002. A PIA is an analysis of how information in identifiable form is collected, stored, protected, shared, and managed. The purpose of a PIA is to demonstrate that system owners and developers have incorporated privacy protections throughout the entire life cycle of a system. The Act requires an agency to make PIAs publicly available, except when an agency in its discretion determines publication of the PIA would raise security concerns, reveal classified (i.e., national security) information, or sensitive (e.g., potentially damaging to the national interest, law enforcement effort or competitive business interest contained in the assessment) information.
ITA Privacy Impact Assessments
ITA Bureau Privacy Officer
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Washington, DC 20230
DOC Senior Agency Official for Privacy
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MISSION & IMPACT
As a primary resource for business investors and economic development organizations, SelectUSA coordinates investment resources across the federal government and through the U.S. Commercial Service network in more than 75 international markets. SelectUSA helps companies of all sizes.
SelectUSA works one-on-one with foreign business investors to navigate the federal regulatory system, provides data and other information, and links companies with partners and resources to help them succeed.
SelectUSA provides EDOs with up-to-date information, strategic counsel, and platforms for amplifying their investment attraction efforts.
THE FEDERAL INTERAGENCY INVESTMENT WORKING GROUP (IIWG)
SUPPORTING VITAL INVESTMENT
The United States has the market, the business climate, and the resources to attract the most innovative and exciting global businesses. Success in the U.S. market can drive success globally – and SelectUSA, in partnership with other federal agencies, works to make the United States a welcoming and supportive environment for businesses to open or expand.
Business investors play a key role in ensuring U.S. economic growth and prosperity – creating high-paying jobs across multiple industries, spurring innovation by spending billions in research and development (R&D), and driving exports. For example, U.S. subsidiaries of foreign businesses directly employed 7.4 million workers, spent $62.6 billion dollars in R&D and accounted for $382.7 billion in U.S. goods exports in 2017.
Also, learn about the more than 20 federal agencies and relevant bureaus that comprise the IIWG.
THE U.S. INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (IAC)
The U.S. IAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on the development and implementation of strategies and programs to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
The IAC can have up to 40 members who serve a two-year term. Members are business or economic development leaders representing various industries, companies, associations, regional, state, and local economic development organizations, and other organizations.
The IAC is responsible for: advising the Secretary of Commerce on U.S. government policies and programs that affect FDI; identifying and recommending programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI; and recommending ways to support the United States remaining the world’s preeminent destination for FDI.