In our Essential on Which Countries Invest and Employ the Most Workers in U.S. States, we introduce an online resource from SelectUSA that brings together data on foreign investment in the United States in an easy-to-use interactive tool.
You can explore the inward stock of FDI in the United States by country of origin, and see which industries attract the most investment, which states are the largest destinations of foreign capital, and where jobs are being created from these investments.
FDI is a big contributor to the U.S. economy, adding around $870 billion in value in 2014 and employing some 6.4 million American workers. FDI also drives more than one quarter of U.S. trade.
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Andrea Durkin is the Editor-in-Chief of TradeVistas and Founder of Sparkplug, LLC. She is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an adjunct fellow with CSIS. Ms. Durkin previously served as a U.S. Government trade negotiator and has proudly taught International Trade for the last fourteen years as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.