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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
Office of Public Affairs
202-482-4883 – publicaffairs@doc.gov

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.