A recent Inbound Investment Survey conducted by the Organization for International Investment (OFII) offers a unique perspective on U.S. competitiveness that is particularly relevant to U.S. economic development organizations.
Governors Chris Sununu (R-NH), Tom Wolf (D-PA), and Matt Bevin (R-KY) have made history by issuing Open Investment Policy Statements and reaffirming their states' openness for foreign direct investment. Details on these developments are below.
The term foreign direct investment does not communicate just how "at home" many global companies feel to American consumers and communities. The newest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show how FDI is helping to employ a growing number of Americans.
Japanese firms are optimistic about the United States. According to a survey of companies by JETRO, more than 50% of Japanese manufacturers with U.S. operations plan to expand their business in the next 1-2 years.