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President Obama announced the SelectUSA initiative 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.

SelectUSA 2015 - Registration is open !

SelectUSA 2015 registration is now open

We are pleased 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.

What does the Summit offer?

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Testimonial from the 2013 Invest Summit

The 2013 SelectUSA Summit was a great catalyst for interested investors to meet economic developers from across the United States.  This national platform and initiative to bring together federal, state and local officials to engage directly with international business leaders is the best “welcome mat” the United States can offer in promoting foreign investment and building partnerships. ”-Natalie Hartman, The Lufthansa Group

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

Attracting Investment, Increasing Employment

On the SelectUSA website, 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
  • A catalogue on “Why to Select the USA?” that explains the advantages of operating a business in the United States
  • 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

Our London office would be pleased to help you ; see here for contact details.


For information regarding business visas please visit for detailed information or check our Business (B-1) visa pages.


SelectUSA 2015

  • The next SelectUSA summit will be held 23-24 March 2015 in Washington, DC.


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