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:
- Invest in America event at the Canadian International Auto Show, Toronto, Canada, February 17-18, 2011.
- International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Federal Economic Forum in Washington, DC – March 20-22, 2011 – IEDC’s 2011 Federal Economic Development Forum will focus on the emerging importance of partnerships in federal economic development policy.
- SIDO America 2011 Forum in Washington, DC – Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Recent Invest in America participation:
- Investment Promotion MOI signed between Invest in America and Turkey’s ISPAT: Invest in America and its counterpart ISPAT jointly announced the signing of a memorandum of intent (MOI) for investment promotion at ISPAT’s headquarters in Ankara on January 25, 2011.
- International Association of Exhibitions & Events – Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 9, 2010
- Going Global to Grow Local: Tools, Trends, and Best Practices in FDI, Webinar, December 8
- U.S. Cleantech Trade and Investment Mission to Lyon, France and Brussels, Belgium, November 29 through December 4, 2010
- Growing the U.S. Market, Milan and Turin, Italy, December 1-2, 2010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to connect with us through the “Invest in America” group on Linkedin.com.