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Women in Tech Case Study 2022.

For SelectUSA to better assist a diverse assortment of companies with leaders from various backgrounds, this report seeks to fill the research gap by highlighting the cases of female-founded technology companies that are seeking funding or successfully received funding to establish business operations in the U.S. The report also highlights challenges and suggestions from the perspective of venture capital firms and angel investors.

WOMEN IN TECH REPORT

Workforce Development Engaging with Postsecondary Education on Workforce Development cover image.

A trained workforce is critical for the success of every business and colleges and universities can offer a pipeline of skilled workers. This brief is designed to introduce ways in which companies and postsecondary educational institutions can engage on workforce development to create a pipeline of potential employees, especially for foreign-owned companies looking to establish business operations in the United States.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

SUSA FDI and IP Innovation in the U.S.: A Profile of Global and U.S. Investors.

This report explores the contributions in innovation of top foreign direct investments (FDI) in the United States. It features comparisons between top investor patent performance in the United States and the rest of the world, details on the key sectors and geographies in the United States where the top FDI investors do business, and informative investor-specific experiences. 

FDI & IP INNOVATION REPORT

FDI and Employment: The role of FDI in supporting U.S. jobs.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has a significant impact on the U.S. economy, but that impact can be hard to quantify in real terms. Global multinational enterprises have consistently selected the United States as a destination to establish operations, and in turn, their investments play a key role in creating jobs. 

FDI & EMPLOYMENT REPORT

Understanding the renewable energy market report cover.

The United States’ renewable energy sector, already the second largest in the world, is poised for strong growth. Bolstered by growing demand for clean energy, falling costs, and robust incentives, renewable energy is expected to become the leading source of electricity generation by the mid-2030s. By 2050, renewable energy sources are projected to provide 42 percent of the United States’ electricity compared to approximately 20 percent today.  Given the pace and scale of the transformation underway, the U.S. renewable market offers a valuable opportunity for investors. 

RENEWABLE ENERGY REPORT

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The United States is entering a new era of activity and opportunities related to manufacturing of advanced batteries. The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain disruptions of 2020 and 2021 have brought to the fore the importance of the production of key goods, including highly technical products like advanced batteries. Advanced batteries generally are comprised of lithium-ion batteries under HS 85076000 and are applied to myriad uses such as electric vehicles (EVs), stationary energy storage applications, and consumer goods.

ADVANCED BATTERY REPORT

Medical Devices and Biopharmaceuticals report cover image.

The United States is one of the largest markets for both medical devices and biopharmaceuticals in the world. Both industries have a large impact on the U.S. economy and support hundreds of thousands of jobs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This report provides investors with an overview of greenfield  investment opportunities in the United States by highlighting key trends in the U.S. Medical Devices and Biopharmaceutical industries, as well as both industries’ primary customer: the Local Health Services industry.

MEDICAL DEVICES REPORT

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Greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects from small businesses often encounter different challenges and circumstances than FDI projects from large multinational enterprises. However, there is little research examining these unique obstacles and experiences faced by small businesses. It highlights the advantages and barriers to investing in the United States as a small business, compiling the key trends and lessons learned by each company.

SMALL BUSINESS CASE STUDY

FDI in High Tech Industries Report Cover image.

This report highlights the role FDI plays in high-tech industries in the United States. These industries advance innovation, employ millions of highly skilled and highly educated workers, further U.S. competitiveness, and contribute to greater prosperity across the country.

HIGH-TECH FDI REPORT

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This brief highlights the important role foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the $5.8-trillion U.S. manufacturing industry, exploring trends, sources of FDI, components of the sector, the impact of FDI, and the reasons why the industry is attractive to global investors.

FDI MANUFACTURING REPORT

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This report highlights the positive impact of FDI in rural areas of the United States. While FDI in rural areas is a small subset of all FDI entering the country, it has a larger impact on rural communities than urban areas. Since 2003, FDI has created more than 93,000 U.S. jobs in non-metro areas.

FDI RURAL AMERICA REPORT

Reinvesting in the USA Report Cover Image.

This report uses qualitative analysis to explore the experiences of six companies that chose to reinvest in the United States. It also illuminates lessons learned by each company to serve as examples for other investors considering U.S. reinvestment as well as policymakers who seek to support reshoring and investment expansion in the United States rather than other markets.

REINVESTING IN THE U.S. REPORT

Robots and the Economy Report cover image.

Innovation in manufacturing, such as automation, is key to industry global competitiveness. Global multinational companies have consistently selected the United States as a destination for their manufacturing operations. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing in the United States represents 40.1 percent of all FDI in the United States, and automation plays a key role in attracting that investment and creating jobs. 

ROBOTS & ECONOMY REPORT

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Innovation in manufacturing, such as automation, is key to industry global competitiveness. Global multinational companies have consistently selected the United States as a destination for their manufacturing operations. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in manufacturing in the United States represents 40.1 percent of all FDI in the United States, and automation plays a key role in attracting that investment and creating jobs.

FDI SMALL BUSINESS REPORT

 

Additional FDI Reports


2022 KEARNEY FDI CONFIDENCE INDEX

For the 10th year in a row, the United States ranks as the #1 destination for FDI in A.T. Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index.