Improving U.S. Competitiveness.

When international companies choose to grow their operations in the United States, they cast a vote of confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy. Their investment also gives other countries a stake in the success of the United States, broadens the U.S. economy and opens new markets.

Then vs. Now

The United States faces stiff competition for investment dollars. In 2020, America received 26 percent of the world’s cross-border investment, compared to 38 percent in 2000.

Foreign Direct Investment in the United States 2022

Learn more about the states that are leading the way in welcoming international companies.

States That Get It

Nationally, international companies employ 6.4 percent of America’s overall private sector. However, five states far exceed this national average by welcoming international companies into their local economy.