This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog.
Guest blog post by Genilson Brandao, Senior Communications Specialist at SelectUSA
Earlier today, SelectUSA launched our newly redesigned website, SelectUSA.gov. The new website was developed as a “first stop” for our clients – companies seeking information about investing in the United States and economic development organizations (EDOs) looking to attract investment to their communities – to provide keyforeign direct investment (FDI) data, resources, and news and updates.
In addition to a new design and fresh content, the newest feature is SelectUSA Stats, an investment data tool that will enable users to effortlessly access, understand and manipulate FDI data. The data visualization functionality will help site visitors see and compare the useful statistics in new ways. Interactive dashboards display graphical data on direct investment by foreign companies into the United States from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The data categories include U.S. FDI position and flow, FDI in the United States by country, employment, characteristics of foreign firms operating in the country, greenfield investment by country, and venture capital and private equity country attractiveness scores.
Additionally, the SelectUSA.gov site highlights the benefits and advantages of investing in the United States. In the “Why Invest” section on the website, users can find facts and information, and can explore the many reasons that make the United States a top investment destination. Fromconsumer markets to innovation and workforce, site users can build their case for investing in the United States. Visitors can also get an overview of thriving U.S. industries, federal programs, and state business incentives to identify opportunities to move their investments forward.
SelectUSA continues to offer a variety of services to companies and EDOs to help them find answers to their investment questions. Similarly,SelectUSA events like road show and seminars and special events, gives the opportunities for foreign investors and EDOs to connect.
The launch of the new and upgraded SelectUSA.gov is a step toward better user experience and engagement with all audiences seeking to learn about the importance of FDI as well as investing and attracting investment into the United States.
To discover and explore the new website, visit www.selectusa.gov, and share your feedback via email or tell us in person when you stop by the U.S. Government Pavilion at the upcoming 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit!