Getting Started in the U.S.

Invest in the United States

Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a major role in the U.S. economy, both as a key driver of the economy and an important source of innovation, exports and jobs. The United States has always provided foreign investors a stable and welcoming market. As a place to do business, the United States offers a predictable and transparent legal system, low taxes, outstanding infrastructure, and access to the world’s most lucrative consumer market.

“Invest in America” is the primary U.S. Government mechanism to manage foreign direct investment promotion. Efforts are focused on outreach to foreign governments and investors, support for state governments’ investment promotion efforts, and addressing business climate concerns by serving as ombudsman in Washington for the international investment community.

While our primary mission is to provide U.S. companies with information about foreign markets, the International Trade Administration (ITA) also provides assistance for companies who desire to invest in America. The “Invest in America” initiative, found at, contains resources for foreign companies looking to expand into America. While we do not provide direct research on the American market the way that we do for the Cyprus market, we can provide certain amounts of assistance.

Please contact Ms. Andrea Hillyer, Deputy Economic Chief, for questions about “Invest in America.”