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What does SelectUSA do?

SelectUSA encourages and facilitates domestic and foreign business investment in the United States by:

  • Partnering with firms, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to provide investors a single point of entry for information and serve as ombudsman and national advocate for investment in the United States.
  • Assisting state and local governments, at their request, to address regulatory barriers for domestic and foreign firms wanting to invest in America.
  • Coordinating across federal agencies, to provide services that supplement state, regional and local resources to attract, retain and expand business investment in the United States.
  • Managing SelectUSA.gov, a website to provide comprehensive information on federal programs

How does SelectUSA work?

SelectUSA is housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, which maintains a network of personnel throughout the United States and in nearly 80 countries, and is led by an Executive Director, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce.

SelectUSA is a convening authority of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group and responds to specific federal-level concerns impacting the attraction and retention of business investment. The Obama Administration is committed to enhancing U.S. efforts to win the growing global competition for business investment by leveraging our resources and advantages as the premier business location in the world.

SelectUSA's customers include state economic development agencies (EDAs), site selection consultants, U.S. businesses, and foreign firms.  

More information on SelectUSA please find here.

NEW: Next SelectUSA Investment Summit is planned for March 23-25, 2015 in Washington D.C.