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Event: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

Venue: Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Date: October 31st - November 1, 2013

Registration Fee: $395.00 USD

Registration Deadline: Friday, October, 18, 2013

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The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is a first-of-its-kind, national-level engagement intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit is being hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and SelectUSA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote and facilitate investment in the United States. The Summit will bring together top-level corporate executives and investors from the U.S. and around the world, economic development organizations (EDOs) and representatives from across the country, senior White House and Administration officials, subject matter experts and service providers.

Who Should Attend

  • International and domestic businesses and investors
  • U.S. economic development professionals
  • Representatives from U.S. state and local governments
  • Advisors, specialists and companies serving economic developers

Why You Should Attend

By attending the Summit, you will be able to connect with foreign and domestic investors, senior Administration and U.S. government officials, and state and local officials. In addition, you will learn how to more effectively identify, target, and execute your investment strategy. Attendees will also have access to: 

  • Unique networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings
  • Moderated panels on the latest investment trends and sector analysis
  • Break-out sessions about investment opportunities and programs
  • Information about investment-related resources in the United States
  • Exhibits from U.S. state and local (including regions and cities) EDOs 
  • U.S. government investment resource center with direct access to regulatory, policy and investment experts

Who Will be There

  • Economic Development Organizations in 46 U.S. states and territories, with more than 70 countries represented
  • Keynote speakers from the President’s Administration, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
  • CEO’s and representatives from BMW of North America, WalMart U.S., Bloomberg, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Sasol, Caterpillar, Tsuchiya North America, Blackrock, and many more.

To pre-register or for more information, please visit or call 202-482-4078. Opportunities to sponsor and/or exhibit at the Summit are available. 

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:

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