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A Year Like No Other: Overview of U.S. Trade in 2020

March 22, 2021

Gulbin Yildirim and Ian Saccomanno are International Economists in the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis Overshadowed by a global pandemic, 2020 was a challenging year for U.S. trade as unprecedented social restrictions, changing work patterns, and supply-chain disruptions caused a worldwide recession and hampered trade flows. U.S. exports of goods and services fell 15.9 […]

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Robots and the Economy: The Role of Automation in Productivity Growth

December 22, 2020

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Kara Mazachek is an Economic Research Analyst at SelectUSA Innovation in manufacturing is key to global industry competitiveness. In honor of this year’s Manufacturing Day, SelectUSA highlighted the positive impact of industrial robots on productivity growth by releasing a report: Robots and the Economy: The […]

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Automotive Parts Trade Missions to Nicaragua and Honduras, September 26-28

June 7, 2017

Todd Peterson, is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of Transportation and Machinery and Team Lead for the Auto Care Association’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) The International Trade Administration and Auto Care Association are excited to announce two trade missions to Nicaragua and Honduras for 2017, as part of the Market Development Cooperator […]

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Richmond, Virginia: Providing a Soft Landing Since 1607

October 29, 2019

This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting […]

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The United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement and its Key Benefits

May 9, 2019

Responses provided by the International Trade Administration’s Office of North America USMCA Team On November 30, 2018, the Trump Administration successfully negotiated an agreement with Mexico and Canada modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now known as the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA).  Have there been any further developments or updates since […]

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Innovative Customs Procedures in Laredo, Texas Accelerate U.S. Exports to Mexico

November 18, 2019

Last month, from October 16-17, industry leaders and officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) traveled to Laredo, Texas, one of the premier cities for U.S.-Mexico trade. With over $100 billion in U.S. exports processed in 2018 alone, customs officials on both sides of the border face increasing demands to perform […]

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US Senators Manchin and Capito Invite Global Business Leaders to Attend SelectUSA Investment Summit and Discover Why West Virginia is the Right Choice for Global Companies

June 7, 2019

This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development.This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. Sara B. Dearing is the Executive […]

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Building on Success: North Carolina Opens New FDI Office in India

May 22, 2019

Christopher Chung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. When you stop by North Carolina’s Booth 525 at this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, you’ll see a new face that expresses our strong commitment to attracting more India-based companies to a state that has been focusing for the past five […]

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Indian Automaker Succeeds in United States

February 16, 2018

This is a guest blog post from Rick Haas, CEO of Mahindra Automotive North America. I grew up in Detroit during a period when car culture was the dominant force driving this area. I recall the many warm summer afternoons spent “helping” my uncle and his friends wrench on their muscle cars, hoping that I […]

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Facilitating Business Investment to Deliver for the American Economy

November 1, 2018

Wilbur Ross is the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Today, registration is open for the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, and I am looking forward to another successful event connecting global business investors with growth opportunities in the United States. Next year’s Investment Summit will take place from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington […]