January 2011

Welcome to the latest update from Invest in America, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s program to promote foreign direct investment to the United States This monthly update is meant to provide a few quick points highlighting some activities of Invest in America.

Invest in America Outreach

Invest in America will participate in:

Recent Invest in America participation:

Reports of Note

  • Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment has released FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment. The 30 chapters in this volume aim to inform readers in a concise manner about some of the important issues and trends in the contemporary debate on FDI and to promote a wide-ranging discussion about the policy implications of major trends and events. The ebook volume is available for free download at:http://www.vcc.columbia.edu/files/vale/content/PerspectivesEbook.pdf.
  • UNCTAD: Developing Economies Claim Largest Share of Foreign Investment – This month, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released new data to suggest that Foreign investment in the U.S. rebounded, rising by 43.3% to $186.1 billion and ensuring that the world’s largest economy continued to be the most attractive for foreign businesses. By contrast, foreign investment in the European Union declined by almost 20%. Developing economies attracted more than half of all foreign investment in 2010, the first time that has happened since records began in the 1970s.http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=14329&intItemID=1397〈=1&mode=downloads.

Invest in America’s ombudsman program has achieved a number of 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 Aaron Brickman at 202-482-5199 or email Invest in America ataaron.brickman@trade.gov.

We invite you to connect with us through the “Invest in America” group on Linkedin.com.

Please address all comments and suggestions to info@investamerica.gov. For more information about Invest in America, please visit our website at www.investamerica.gov.

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