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Friday, June 22, 2018
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Secretary Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit with $600 Million Announced in New Deals, Supporting 650 U.S. Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross concluded the fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit. More than 3,000 people attended this year’s Summit, and registrants included 1,200 business representatives from 66 foreign markets and economic development organizations (EDOs) from 51 U.S. states and territories. During the event, Secretary Ross was joined by 10 Governors, three Cabinet secretaries, as well as executives from Mercedes-Benz US International, Siemens USA, and Toyota Motor North America.

“SelectUSA continues to be the premier event for international companies looking to enter American markets,” said Secretary Ross. “With millions in investments announced over the past few days, hundreds of American jobs will be created in communities across the country. Clearly, under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States continues to be the best place in the world for foreign investment.”

During this year’s Summit, four international companies, JSW Steel, NewCold, Re: Cognition Health, and Weastec, announced expansions in the United States, projects worth more than $600 million and creating approximately 650 new jobs. In addition, this year’s event included more than 2,700 scheduled individual matchmaking meetings among the companies and EDOs in attendance.

Past attendees of SelectUSA have announced nearly $93 billion in new investment projects, which support 140,000 American jobs.

Secretary Ross also unveiled a report on the immense benefits rural communities have received from foreign direct investment (FDI) – just since 2003 the value of greenfield FDI in nonmetro areas has totaled nearly $56.8 billion.

The 2018 Investment Summit focused on several issues affecting FDI in the United States, including infrastructure, tax reform, deregulation, advanced manufacturing, and the burgeoning commercial space industry.

Secretary Ross announced that the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is planned for June 10-12, 2019.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2018
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Prominent Business and Government Leaders to Address 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit Participants

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA today announced the lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-22, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Speakers include U.S. governors, Cabinet secretaries, and executives from U.S. and global companies including Foxconn, Lanxess, and Mercedes-Benz.

“The industry executives and leaders speaking at the Investment Summit are the same people driving business growth and policy change on the global stage,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Once again, we will have all the right people in the room to foster discussion on global business investment and economic growth – all part of what makes the Investment Summit such a successful event.”

  • Confirmed speakers include:
  • Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Mike Baird, Chief Customer Officer, National Australia Bank
  • Matt Bevin, Governor, Kentucky
  • Jose Manuel Entrecanales, Chairman & CEO, Acciona
  • Mary Fallin, Governor, Oklahoma
  • Jack Fusco, President and CEO, Cheniere
  • Dan Hart, President, Virgin Orbit
  • Gary Herbert, Governor, Utah
  • Marillyn Hewson; Chairman, President, and CEO; Lockheed Martin
  • John Hickenlooper, Governor, Colorado
  • Jason Hoff, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
  • Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana
  • Farnam Jahanian, President, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO, Sofidel
  • Andrew Liveris, Chairman, Dow Chemical
  • Timothy Madden, COO of U.S. Operations, Oxiteno
  • Nancy McLernon, CEO, Organization for International Investment
  • Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • C.L. “Butch” Otter, Governor, Idaho
  • April Palmerlee, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
  • Antonis Papadourakis, President and CEO, Lanxess Corporation
  • Pete Ricketts, Governor, Nebraska
  • Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB
  • Craig Vosburg, President, Mastercard
  • Scott Walker, Governor, Wisconsin
  • John Waldron, Head of Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Martin Weissburg, Executive Vice President, Volvo Group/Mack Trucks
  • George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic
  • Louis Woo; Chairman, NC-IH Holdings, Ltd.; Foxconn Technology Group
  • Michael Young, President, Texas A&M University

The annual Investment Summit is the premier foreign direct investment (FDI) event in the United States. Participants from the previous four Investment Summits have announced more than $71 billion in greenfield investment projects in the United States, which support more than 110,000 U.S. jobs.

The theme for the 2018 Investment Summit is Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here. Attendees will hear from government and industry leaders about opportunities in key sectors including infrastructure, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

For the first time, the 2018 Investment Summit will give special attention to space commerce, in line with the administration’s focus on space policy. Other key themes include tax and regulatory reform, infrastructure, and workforce development.

The 2017 Investment Summit set attendance records with more than 3,000 participants, including 1,200 business representatives and economic development organizations from 52 U.S. states and territories.

The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world, with a total stock of $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016. FDI supports nearly 13 million direct and indirect U.S. jobs, and is responsible for nearly one-quarter of all U.S. goods exports ($353 billion in 2015).

A full list of confirmed speakers and the current agenda for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit is available online at selectusasummit.us/.

About SelectUSA

The U.S. Department of Commerce-led SelectUSA program promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions, connect to the right people at the local level, navigate the federal regulatory system, and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.selectusa.gov.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Contact: Chris Higginbotham
202-482-6904

Media Registration Is Open For The SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-22, Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will host the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, featuring remarks from senior officials and global business leaders including eight U.S. governors, two Cabinet officials, and executives from global companies including Mercedes-Benz, Sofidel, and Volvo Group. The event will take place June 20-22, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States. To date, representatives from 47 U.S. states and territories and 43 international markets have already registered for the Investment Summit. The previous four Investment Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2017 Summit alone attracting more than 3,000 total attendees, including investors from 64 markets and EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories.

Past Investment Summit participants have announced more than $71 billion in new U.S. investment projects.

For the first time, the Investment Summit will give special attention to space commerce, in line with the Administration’s focus on space policy. Other key themes include tax and regulatory reform, infrastructure, and workforce development.

The Investment Summit will be open to press Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22. Registration at http://www.selectusasummit.us/apply/press-pass/ is required for attendance.

WHO: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and others

WHAT: The SelectUSA Investment Summit

WHEN: Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22, 2018

WHERE: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center,
National Harbor, Md.,
201 Waterfront St,
Oxon Hill, Md. 20745

About SelectUSA

The U.S. Department of Commerce-led SelectUSA program promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions, connect to the right people at the local level, navigate the federal regulatory system, and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.selectusa.gov.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Contact: Chris Higginbotham
202-482-6904

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Host the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Today, I am pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), with this year’s theme of: Invest Here. Grow Here. Succeed Here.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place on June 20-22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington. The goal is to connect global business leaders with U.S. states and their economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.

The Summit is the pre-eminent event highlighting inbound investment opportunities throughout the United States, and our record of success proves that. Since our first Summit four years ago, participants have announced over $71 billion in new investment projects into the United States, supporting thousands of jobs, expanding exports, and driving innovation through manufacturing, services, and increased research and development.

The Summit has helped the United States attracts more FDI than any other country in the world, with a total of $3.7 trillion at the end of 2016. These investments support more than 13 million direct and indirect U.S. jobs, and account for more than one-quarter of all U.S. goods exports of $353 billion.

The 2017 Summit attracted more than 3,000 attendees, including more than 1,200 global investors from 64 different markets and more than 600 economic development officials from 51 states and territories.

The Summit displays the pro-growth environment President Trump is creating through initiatives such as regulatory relief, tax reform, and increased energy production. I am confident these will help to maintain the United States as the #1 investment destination in the world. I look forward to seeing you next June at the Summit.

For registration and information regarding the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, go to www.selectusasummit.us.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Contact: Chris Higginbotham
202-482-6904

MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Registration is Open for the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit, featuring senior government officials and global business leaders including GE Chair and CEO Jeff Immelt, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Oracle CEO Safra Catz, and many more. The event will take place June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States. To date, representatives from 48 U.S. states and territories and 47 international markets have already registered for the Summit. The previous three Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2016 Summit alone attracting more than 2,600 total attendees, including investors from 70 markets, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 chiefs of mission.

Registration at http://www.selectusasummit.us/apply/press-pass/ is required for attendance due to security.

WHO: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and others

WHAT: The SelectUSA Investment Summit

WHEN: Monday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WHERE: The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md.
201 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, Md. 20745

About SelectUSA

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.selectusa.gov.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Global Business Leaders to Address 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA today announced the lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Speakers include executives from U.S. and global companies including Accenture, BMW, GE, General Motors, Mahindra, and Oracle.

“We are excited to welcome this stellar group of international business leaders to share their experience and expertise with the more than 2,000 international investors, U.S. economic development teams, U.S. and state government representatives, and thought leaders,” said SelectUSA Executive Director Fred Volcansek, Sr. “The message is clear – companies of all sizes and lines of business can succeed in our pro-growth environment. I look forward to the business discussions that will occur both on and off stage at the Summit.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mary T. Barra, Chairman & CEO, General Motors;
  • Safra A. Catz, CEO, Oracle;
  • Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, fDi Magazine;
  • Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE;
  • Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA Inc.;
  • Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs, UPS;
  • Rich Lesser, President & CEO, Boston Consulting Company;
  • Judith F. “Judy” Marks, CEO, Siemens USA;
  • Greg Scheu, President of the Americas Region, ABB;
  • Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive, North America, Accenture; and
  • Ludwig Willisch, President, CEO & Chairman, BMW (US) Holding Corp.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. EDOs to facilitate business investment in the United States. To date, representatives from 48 U.S. states and territories and 42 international markets have already registered for the Summit.

The previous three Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2016 Summit alone attracting more than 2,600 total attendees, including investors from 70 markets, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 chiefs of mission. Past Summit participants have announced more than $20.6 billion in new investment projects in the United States.

The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world, with a total stock of $3.1 trillion at the end of 2015. FDI supports more than 12 million direct and indirect U.S. jobs, and is responsible for more than one-quarter of all U.S. goods exports ($425 billion).

A full list of speakers and the current agenda for the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit is available online at selectusasummit.us/.

About SelectUSA

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.selectusa.gov.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Office of Public Affairs
202-482-4883 – publicaffairs@doc.gov

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that he will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States.

“We are entering a new period of economic revival in the United States,” said Secretary Ross. “This is an exciting time for global companies to explore the U.S. market and find partners that can help them create a footprint, expand operations, and achieve growth. There is no better place to make those connections than this Summit.”

The previous three Summits have yielded more than $20.6 billion in greenfield investment projects in the United States, attracted thousands of international investors, and featured executive speakers from firms such as BMW, Google, Michelin, Sony, Unilever, and Walmart.

The Department of Commerce anticipates another capacity audience of global companies and U.S. EDOs, along with a strong lineup of executive presenters. Registration for the 2017 Summit already includes representatives from more than 45 states and territories, and more than 37 international markets.

The 2016 Investment Summit attracted more than 2,600 total attendees, including more than 1,000 global investors, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 U.S. chiefs of mission.

The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world, with a total of $3.1 trillion at the end of 2015. FDI supports more than 12 million direct and indirect U.S. jobs, and is responsible for more than one-quarter of all U.S. goods exports ($425 billion).

About SelectUSA

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit www.selectusa.gov.