World’s largest consumer market Investing in the United States

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Companies of all sizes from all over the world have set up shop and found success in the United States. That’s why the United States remains the leading recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI).

President Obama speaking at the Select-USA Investment Summit 2015.
President Obama speaking at the Select-USA Investment Summit 2015.
(Photo: Select-USA)

For the third year in a row, A.T. Kearney’s survey of executives has ranked the United States as the best place to invest. The facts: The ecosystems support global competitiveness. The United States is responsible for more than 31 % of global expenditures on research and development. Foreign companies recognize the value, spending 53 bn. USD on American R&D in 2013. The U.S. workforce has a per-hour output about 25 % above the average of the world’s mature economies. And it is home to the world’s largest consumer market, with an annual GDP of more than 18 trillion USD and 320 million people.

Select-USA provides a variety of services to international companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) planning to expand. Select-USA aims to help investors by offering information assistance, direct connections, and ombudsman services.