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

With most nations eager to attract foreign investment, the United States has ranked the world’s top destination for global investment for the last 11 years. In 2021, America received 30 percent of the world’s cross-border investment, compared to 11 percent in 2011.

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.