The Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation

SelectUSA’s Investment Research Team works to create an environment where data inspires, supports, and informs investment policy and promotion. This Manufacturing Day we are highlighting the positive impact of investors in manufacturing. Whether a business decides to expand existing operations in the United States, or a new international investor opens a manufacturing plant for the … Read moreThe Intersection of Manufacturing & FDI: Job Creation

Privacy Shield and GDPR

by Alex Greenstein, Privacy Shield Director In April 2016, the European Union (EU) replaced its 1995 Data Protection Directive with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As companies in the EU and beyond review their data protection policies to ensure compliance with this law, many are asking how GDPR impacts the three-year-old EU-U.S. Privacy Shield … Read morePrivacy Shield and GDPR

Business Incentives Continue to Play a Key Role in U.S. FDI Leadership

SelectUSA is a program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce that facilitates and promotes job-creating business investment into the United States Global companies are drawn to the United States for many reasons: a highly productive and educated workforce, low-cost supply of energy, direct access to the world’s most robust capital markets, and much more. But how … Read moreBusiness Incentives Continue to Play a Key Role in U.S. FDI Leadership

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks: Why They Matter

by James Sullivan, DAS for Services, Industry and Analysis The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework marked its third anniversary on August 1st. Just last week, on September 12-13, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission conducted the Third Annual Joint Review of the Privacy Shield program (Review) in Washington, D.C. In connection with the … Read moreThe EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks: Why They Matter

BEA’s New FDI Numbers Point to Sustained Economic Growth for the USA

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Audrey Cheng is an intern for SelectUSA The data is in: the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the most recent numbers for global foreign direct investment (FDI) into the United States, and they’re good news for the country’s continued prosperity. Total stock … Read moreBEA’s New FDI Numbers Point to Sustained Economic Growth for the USA

The Next Investment Advisory Council is Here

Samuel Biddick is an intern at SelectUSA Representatives from more than two dozen economic development organizations and business executives from across the United States will soon provide something invaluable to the federal government: their expertise on how the Administration can best attract and utilize the largest amount of foreign direct investment in the world. Today, Secretary … Read moreThe Next Investment Advisory Council is Here

“Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II” for Growing Exporters

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The U.S. Commercial Service and NCBFAA are proud to announce the second webinar series on exporting mechanics. It is focused on educational terms, definitions, and knowledge to assist the “intermediate” or “more advanced” exporter with their exporting questions, situations and interactions. Listed below is the schedule for … Read more“Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II” for Growing Exporters

The U.S. is Enhancing Development and Growth Through Energy Opportunities in the Indo-Pacific

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By James Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary and performing the non-exclusive duties of the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis James Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary and performing the non-exclusive duties of the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis participates on Energy Investment and Infrastructure in Asia … Read moreThe U.S. is Enhancing Development and Growth Through Energy Opportunities in the Indo-Pacific

New Strategic Partnership with Georgetown University

About the Authors: Vincent Tran, an international trade specialist, and Yuki Fujiyama, a trade finance specialist, are staff members of the Office of Finance and Insurance Industriesin the Industry and Analysis unit within the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. U.S. … Read moreNew Strategic Partnership with Georgetown University

Business Potential Met Business Opportunity at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is over, but its impact is just beginning. Last week, thousands of people from all over the world converged on the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. to turn business potential into business opportunity. So much happened that I think it’s best to … Read moreBusiness Potential Met Business Opportunity at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Access to Asia-Pacific Privacy Certification Expands in the United States

Michael Rose works in ITA’s Office of Digital Services Industries  On May 31, 2019, Schellman & Company, LLC of Tampa, Florida became the second U.S. Accountability Agent under the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. Schellman joins TRUSTe, which was approved in 2013, in offering services to independently assess and certify … Read moreAccess to Asia-Pacific Privacy Certification Expands in the United States

US Senators Manchin and Capito Invite Global Business Leaders to Attend SelectUSA Investment Summit and Discover Why West Virginia is the Right Choice for Global Companies

This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development.This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Sara B. Dearing is the Executive … Read moreUS Senators Manchin and Capito Invite Global Business Leaders to Attend SelectUSA Investment Summit and Discover Why West Virginia is the Right Choice for Global Companies

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More

Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings global companies together with economic developers from across the United States, all for one purpose – to connect global business to local investment opportunities. I am honored and thrilled to say that this year’s Investment Summit will feature special guests from the … Read moreThe 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More

IAPMO Receives E-Award for Advancing U.S. Plumbing Exports in Asia

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Dain Hansen, Senior Vice President of Government Relations International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) was honored to be presented with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on May 23. The award recognizes the organization’s significant contributions … Read moreIAPMO Receives E-Award for Advancing U.S. Plumbing Exports in Asia

100 Billion and Counting: A New Milestone from Past Participants of the Investment Summit

Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the place to be if you want to grow your business into an international enterprise. That isn’t hyperbole – it’s job-creating fact. Participants of past Investment Summits have announced more than $103.6 billion in investments in the United States within five years … Read more100 Billion and Counting: A New Milestone from Past Participants of the Investment Summit

Building on Success: North Carolina Opens New FDI Office in India

Christopher Chung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. When you stop by North Carolina’s Booth 525 at this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, you’ll see a new face that expresses our strong commitment to attracting more India-based companies to a state that has been focusing for the past five … Read moreBuilding on Success: North Carolina Opens New FDI Office in India

World Trade Month: Honoring the Role of Intellectual Property in Sports

Jessica Pomper is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Intellectual Property Rights at the International Trade Administration Regardless of whether you love or hate the New England Patriots, I’m sure you saw Tom Brady’s jersey everywhere the days leading up to and immediately following the Super Bowl. But how sure are you that … Read moreWorld Trade Month: Honoring the Role of Intellectual Property in Sports

New Mexico Exporter Brings Clean Water to World Markets

This blog post originally appeared on Thomas.   Curt Cultice is a Senior Communications Specialist for the International Trade Administration. Growing up in Waco, Texas, Stan Lueck always had a knack for environmental science, especially soil and water. He pursued his career interest in the late 1970s and early 80s by earning a Bachelor of Science … Read moreNew Mexico Exporter Brings Clean Water to World Markets

A Free and Open Indo-Pacific Ignites U.S. Business Opportunities and the American Workforce

Diane Farrell is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade Administration’s Office of Asia  Last July at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, Secretary Ross along with other senior Administration officials, reaffirmed the U.S. government economic efforts to advance the President’s vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.  The United States’ vision of a free and open … Read moreA Free and Open Indo-Pacific Ignites U.S. Business Opportunities and the American Workforce

The United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement and it’s Key Benefits

Responses provided by the International Trade Administration’s Office of North America USMCA Team On November 30, 2018, the Trump Administration successfully negotiated an agreement with Mexico and Canada modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now known as the United State, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Have there been any further developments or updates since … Read moreThe United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement and it’s Key Benefits

Unlocking the Doors to Global Success

Susan Crawford is part of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Integrated Strategic Communications Team focused on showcasing America’s Export Experts and bringing to light useful and publicly available export insights. Gary Gysin, CEO of Liquid Robotics from 2016 – 2019 “If we get introduced to key partners, that is gold for a company like ourselves,” said … Read moreUnlocking the Doors to Global Success

USA Spends Seven Years Atop Key Business Index

Brian Lenihan is the Executive Director of SelectUSA in the International Trade Adminsitration Some say that a person needs to hear a fact seven times before they will remember it. It’s called the Rule of 7. Whether it’s fact or fiction, I can’t be the judge. But in my time working at the International Trade … Read moreUSA Spends Seven Years Atop Key Business Index

Travel and Tourism Means Big Business for the United States, Including Manufacturers

Phil Lovas is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism, Industry & Analysis for the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce May is World Trade Month, a time when we celebrate the importance of international trade to the economy and creating jobs.  I find it fitting that we also celebrate National Travel and Tourism … Read moreTravel and Tourism Means Big Business for the United States, Including Manufacturers

Looking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started

David M. Glaccum is SBA’s Associate Administrator for International Trade and Pat Kirwan is the Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat In celebration of World Trade Month, federal trade promotion agencies will host our annual “Go Global” webinar series throughout May. U.S. businesses will learn about strategies and resources to increase global sales. … Read moreLooking to Increase Sales? “Go Global” World Trade Month Webinars Can Help Get You Started

The International Trade Administration Celebrates World Trade Month

Gilbert Kaplan is the Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration  During World Trade Month, the International Trade Administration (ITA) will celebrate our commitment to preserving free, fair, and reciprocal trade that enhances American prosperity. Our nation is among the most innovative and open economies in the world, and for decades the United … Read moreThe International Trade Administration Celebrates World Trade Month

Teaming Up for Tech at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

David Steel is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Samsung Electronics America, which is an official sponsor of the SelectUSA Investment Summit. Samsung marked its 40th year in the United States in 2018, an investment that has been nothing short of essential to our company’s success. Not only was it an accomplishment worth … Read moreTeaming Up for Tech at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Commercial Service Supports Genesis Water Technologies in Pursuing Project on Sustainable Practices in Ecuador

Mindi Hertzog is Senior International Trade Specialist at ITA’s Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, thanks in part to the export promotion assistance provided by the U.S. Commercial Service, Genesis Water Technologies (GWT) and construction partner, Hormac Civil Engineering, met with government officials from Portoviejo, Ecuador, to solidify a contract for the … Read moreU.S. Commercial Service Supports Genesis Water Technologies in Pursuing Project on Sustainable Practices in Ecuador

Mentoring International Success: A Mid-Size Midwestern Municipality’s Mission

Kevin D. Malecek is the Director of Economic Development and International Trade for the City of Mentor, Ohio This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to … Read moreMentoring International Success: A Mid-Size Midwestern Municipality’s Mission

International Trade Administration: Helping to Win the Fight Against Trade Barriers

Steven Presing is the Executive Director for Trade Agreements, Policy and Negotiations at the International Trade Administration (ITA) Here at the ITA, one of our strategic objectives is to enforce the nation’s trade laws and ensure compliance with our trade agreements. This allows U.S. businesses to compete both domestically and internationally on a level playing … Read moreInternational Trade Administration: Helping to Win the Fight Against Trade Barriers

U.S. Commercial Service: Connecting Exporters with Resources Necessary for Global Success

Susan Crawford is part of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Integrated Strategic Communications Team focused on showcasing America’s Export Experts and bringing to light useful and publicly available export insights. When doing business globally, it’s all about who you know: Who can help determine the most promising markets for your product or service? Who can introduce … Read moreU.S. Commercial Service: Connecting Exporters with Resources Necessary for Global Success

The International Trade Administration is Open and Ready to Assist American Businesses

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ITA’s Enforcement and Compliance Unit

Candice Appiakorang, Public Affairs Specialist in our Office of Public Affairs sat down with ITA’s Enforcement and Compliance Communications Director, Brooke Kennedy, to get an in-depth look into the importance of enforcing trade laws and ensuring compliance with trade agreements. Keep reading to find out how this office promotes the creation and maintenance of U.S. … Read moreITA’s Enforcement and Compliance Unit

Faribault: The Most Global Small City in Minnesota

Elise Buchen, Deanna Kuennen, Samantha Markman, and Laurence Reszetar promote the State of Minnesota to international business investors at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Trade Office. This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and … Read moreFaribault: The Most Global Small City in Minnesota

New Memorandum of Understanding with Côte d’Ivoire Slated to Strengthen the United States’ Ties to Africa

This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce Blog.  Janel Edens is the West & Central Africa Desk Officer in ITA”s Office of Africa  On December 7th, 2018, the U.S.-Côte d’Ivoire Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between U.S.Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on behalf of the government of the United States and Minister of Foreign Affairs, … Read moreNew Memorandum of Understanding with Côte d’Ivoire Slated to Strengthen the United States’ Ties to Africa

U.S. Companies Can Grow Their Business in Southeast Asia Thanks to New Agreements with Singapore

Margaret Hanson-Muse is the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs for Singapore and ASEAN. The Commercial Service team in Singapore has developed several new agreements with Singapore leaders that will help U.S. companies grow their business in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the region known as ASEAN—the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. With a combined population of … Read moreU.S. Companies Can Grow Their Business in Southeast Asia Thanks to New Agreements with Singapore

New Interactive Market Diversification Tool Identifies Top Potential Markets for U.S. Businesses

Jean Janicke is Director of ITA’s Office of Trade Negotiations & Analysis U.S. companies produce some of the most innovative and high-quality products in the world.  But how does a company figure out where in the world to go next to sell its product?  What if the market conditions change for your current exports and … Read moreNew Interactive Market Diversification Tool Identifies Top Potential Markets for U.S. Businesses