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Event: SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit

Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Maryland - USA

Date: March 23 - 24, 2015

Learn more/register:  http://www.selectusasummit.com/

We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, D.C. area on March 23-24, 2015!

If you run a business and are considering opening or expanding operations in the United States, the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. You’ll discover more about how, where and why to invest in the United States.

Get in touch with our team in Jakarta (Julie.Carducci@trade.gov) if you’re interested in joining our delegation to the SelectUSA Summit .

Here’s what you’ll find at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit:

o The agenda is packed with practical information; you’ll learn about resources, tools, and regulations to help you seize investment opportunities with confidence. High-profile business and government leaders will share their insight on the latest trends.

o Online matchmaking will enable you schedule face-to-face meetings with economic developers and officials to explore opportunities and learn about resources and incentives

o The trade show will showcase investment opportunities from every corner of the United States – all in one building!

o The SelectUSA Academy will be held just before the Summit on the afternoon of March 22 and will cover the basics of investing in the United States for first-time investors.

Who should attend?

o Investors of all sizes: Whether you represent an established multinational, small or medium-sized enterprise, or a high-growth start-up, this event is for you if you’re thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States.

o Infrastructure investors: We’ll feature sessions highlighting opportunities to invest in infrastructure. Officials will be on site to share information on the Administration’s Build America Investment Initiative.

o Advisors, specialists, companies, chambers of commerce, and associations: Organizations and service providers that facilitate direct investment into the United States are welcome.

o Journalists: We look forward to working with you! Please register through the Summit website and contact John E. Johnson (Johnsonje@state.gov) for more information.

Learn more and register now at www.SelectUSAsummit.com. Last year’s Summit filled up fast, so don’t wait to sign up!

Invest in America was incorporated into SelectUSA on June 15, 2011.

SelectUSA was established by Executive Order of the President and is housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce.  SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide effort to encourage, facilitate, and accelerate business investment in the United States by both domestic and foreign firms—a major engine of economic growth and job creation.

SelectUSA provides enhanced coordination to existing resources and functions within the U.S. Department of Commerce and across all federal departments and agencies with operations relevant to business investment.  It works in partnership with state, regional, and local economic development organizations to promote and facilitate overall U.S. business attraction, retention, and reshoring.  SelectUSA works on behalf of the United States and exercises strict geographic neutrality.

To find more information about SelectUSA and how it assists business investment in the United States, and to view the list of federal resources available, please click here to access SelectUSA’s website: www.selectusa.gov.

Attracting Investment, Increasing Employment

Recognizing that the competitiveness and job-generating ability of a nation is determined by its desirability as a place for businesses to operate, SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

On our site, state economic development agencies and businesses—foreign and domestic—will find the information they need to better understand the complete value proposition offered to firms located in the United States. Information provided includes:

  • A searchable guide of federal programs and services available to businesses operating in the United States—including grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives;
  • Industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape; and
  • A catalogue on “Why to Select the USA?” that explains the advantages of operating a business in the United States.

The SelectUSA services are:

  • Facilitating Investor Inquiries:
  • Acting as Ombudsman for International Investors
  • Providing Advocacies
  • Advising on Policy
  • Connecting Investors with U.S. States
  • Providing Investor Education
  • Facilitating Single Location Promotion Events