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:
- Jointly hosted (Sichuan Provincial Commerce Bureau / Chengdu U.S. Commercial Service / KPMG) Invest in America event in late-August 2010 — U.S. state representatives interested in participating in this event should contact Haiyan Hua email@example.com for more information
- Council of American States in Europe (CASE) Seminars in the United Kingdom, events in Leeds on September 28, and Birmingham on September 29, 2010.
- Danish American Business Forum (DABF), Strengthen your Position on the US Market, Copenhagen, September 30. 2010
- U.S. Cleantech Trade and Investment Mission to Lyon, France and Brussels, Belgium, November 29 through December 4, 2010
Recent Invest in America participation:
- Invest in America presentation, 3rd Trade & Investment Forum: Sharing Best Practices, New York City, June 28, 2010
- Invest in America presentation, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Delegation, Washington, DC, June 28, 2010
- Invest in America Webinar for CS Spain: Business Opportunities in Spain, June 29, 2010
- Invest in America outreach in Denver on July 15 and in Cleveland on July 22, 2010
Reports of Note
The OECD’s June issue of its investment newsletter covers the recovery of global M&A investments, the increasing openness of FDI regimes, the G-20’s efforts to keep investment flowing, and other relevant investment news. The OECD also published anupdate of its FDI restrictiveness index.
The latest edition of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Viewpoint series focuses on foreign direct investment from China in the United States. This edition of Viewpoint investigates the positive impact that Chinese FDI has on American job creation, infrastructure development, and economic growth.
A publication from Columbia University’s Vale Center on Sustainable International Investment examines how Hungary’s outward foreign direct investment flows and investigates broader trends in Hungarian FDI. The report also asks how its policymakers address inward and outward FDI promotion.
- Inquiries to date in 2010: 142
- Ombudsman cases in 2010: 11
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.
Please address all comments and suggestions to email@example.com. For more information about Invest in America, please visit our website at www.investamerica.gov.