April 2009

This monthly update from Aaron S. Brickman is meant to provide a few quick points highlighting some activities of Invest in America.


Invest in America has prepared a draft overview of federal incentives and programs available to foreign investors that will fast become a valuable tool. A version of the guide should be available on the Invest In America website in early May.


  • On April 15-17, Invest in America participated in the State International Development Organizations (SIDO) Washington Forum 2009 in Washington, DC.
  • Invest in America will conduct outreach in Miami, Florida, (April 23), Boston, Massachusetts (April 30), Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico (May 4).
  • On May 5, Invest in America will participate at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX.


Bureau of Economic Analysis: Summary Estimates for Multinational Companies: Employment, Sales, and Capital Expenditures for 2007

U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2008

FRB of St Louis – FDI, Productivity and Country Growth: An Overview A review of the empirical literature that studies the relationship between foreign direct investment, productivity, and growth using aggregate data (March/April 2009)

The McKinsey Quarterly: What’s different about M&A in this downturn (January 2009)

Article on FDI despite the current economic climate, “One Town’s Rare Ray of Hope: New Auto Plant” (April 21, 2009)


  • Inquiries to date in 2009: 84
  • Ombudsman cases in 2009: 6

Invest in America’s ombudsman program has achieved several successes in working across the federal government to address investor concerns and issues involving federal agencies. If a foreign investor has a federal-level issue that is jeopardizing an investment in the United States, please contact Invest in America at 202-482-5199 or email Invest in America atinfo@investamerica.gov.

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