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.
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 its 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:
In addition, the site offers a clickable map of the United States to direct our business visitors to individual states’ economic development agencies—their principal partners in the site selection process.