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INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND TOOLS FOR EDOs

2022 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The Investment Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating business investment and job creation by raising awareness about the wide range of investment opportunities in the United States and enabling necessary direct connections between investors and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs).

The Investment Summit will return June 26-29, 2022, to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

ATTEND THE SUMMIT

VIRTUAL EVENTS FOR U.S. EDOs

SINGLE LOCATION VIRTUAL TOUR

For state and/or city level EDOs. 60-minute webinar featuring up to 3 industry sectors. Includes limited SelectUSA support on marketing and generalized investor recruiting. Attendees are not vetted by SelectUSA.

REGIONAL VIRTUAL TOUR

For multiple state and/or regional EDOs. Up to 90-minute webinar featuring a U.S. region and investment opportunities in specific industries. Includes limited SelectUSA support on marketing and generalized investor recruiting. Attendees are not vetted by SelectUSA.

FDI VIRTUAL TALKS

For state level EDOs. The EDO presents their FDI attraction strategy to U.S. Commercial Service representatives at embassies and consulates to build capacity and commercial linkages. SelectUSA promotes the event internally worldwide.

SELECTUSA TECH AND/OR SELECT GLOBAL WOMEN IN TECH (SGWIT) VIRTUAL EVENT

For EDOs targeting global tech startups. 60-minute webinar featuring EDO’s startup ecosystem, programs and resources available to tech startups in the area, or relevant investment topics. Includes worldwide marketing and generalized investor recruiting. Attendees are not vetted by SelectUSA.

INVESTMENT MISSIONS AND ROADSHOWS

SelectUSA and colleagues at U.S. embassies and consulates lead multi-city roadshows, during which international firms can learn about establishing a business in the United States and meet directly with U.S. state and local representatives. U.S. EDOs can promote their locations and arrange one-on-one meetings with firms. These roadshows attract attention from media, government, and the broader business community, generating excitement and interest in U.S. opportunities. 

TRADE SHOWS AND INDUSTRY EVENTS

SelectUSA participates in trade shows and industry events both domestically and overseas to promote the United States to business delegations. SelectUSA often coordinates an investment pavilion or “Investment Center,” inviting U.S. EDOs to participate. Services offered through an investment pavilion may include assistance identifying potential investors and coordinating one-on-one meetings, networking receptions or events, or participation in an “Invest in the United States” seminar.

CUSTOMIZED PROMOTION EVENTS

SelectUSA also offers fee-based Single Location Promotion (SLP) services that help U.S. EDOs directly promote their location as an investment destination. SelectUSA and U.S. Commercial Service colleagues located in more than 75 foreign markets will develop a tailored scope of visit, ranging from individual meetings with business and government representatives to briefings and events such as receptions, special seminars, and site visits.

Please contact SUSAEvents@trade.gov for additional information on any events available for EDOs.

FDI RESEARCH AND REPORTS

Be sure to browse all of our FDI research and data to learn about the role of FDI in the U.S. economy.

REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS

INFORMATION AND COUNSELING 

SelectUSA offers credible and unbiased data and analytics, and strategic counseling services, to help EDOs meet the changing needs and increasing expectations of international business investors. SelectUSA also offers EDOs access to the U.S. Commercial Service network in more than 75 international markets, providing in-depth, on-the-ground knowledge and experience. Our team members can help EDOs find and interpret information on local companies, business practices, investment trends, and best practices efficiently and effectively.

MARKETING AND PROMOTION

SelectUSA provides a platform to showcase local opportunities by using the convening power of the U.S. government and the strength of the “USA” brand to bring potential investors to the table.

INVESTMENT ADVOCACY

SelectUSA is available to coordinate high-level engagement at the national level with state, local, and tribal government officials to advocate that a firm choose the United States over a foreign destination for a specific investment project.  SelectUSA mobilizes the highest levels of the U.S. government and other available channels to underscore that the United States is open for business and resolve perceived or potential issues related to the federal government.

EXPLORE FDI DATA

See why the United States is the leading recipient of FDI! Explore all of our FDI research and data.

ALL FDI DATA

DIVE INTO WORKFORCE DATA

The U.S. is known for its diverse, world-class workforce. Dive into SelectUSA’s full collection of workforce data.

WORKFORCE DATA TOOL

DISCOVER FEDERAL PROGRAMS

The U.S. federal government offers a range of services and programs for companies that operate in the United States – from general workforce development and energy efficiency grants to industry-specific incentives. State, territorial, and local governments are often the primary source of specific assistance to help business investors get new ventures off the ground or expand their existing operations.

Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG)

Have questions about a federal regulation?  Learn how the IIWG can help you navigate the U.S. regulatory system and connect with the right federal-level contacts.

EXPLORE THE IIWG

Federal Programs Database

Want to learn more about federal business programs and incentives? Browse our database of programs from U.S. government agencies designed to support businesses in the United States.

NAVIGATE FEDERAL AGENCIES

Navigate the 20 agencies that comprise the IIWG.

IIWG AGENCIES

SEARCH STATE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Interested in conveniently searching state and territorial incentives? Browse this database developed by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).

C2ER DATABASE

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