Investing in the USA
The United States is the world’s largest economy and has the world’s third-largest population, with a gross domestic product of over $14 trillion and a population of more than 310 million people. It is also one of the richest economies in the world. The country’s per capita GDP of over $47,000 leads all major developed economies. In addition, the United States maintains free trade agreements with 17 partner countries that produced a combined $5 trillion dollars in 2010—giving investors in the United States unparalleled access to diverse markets across the globe.
Competitive Business and Investment Climate
The United States consistently ranks at the top of most major indicators for its attractive business and investment climate. The U.S. is #2 in AT Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment confidence index rankings, #4 in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, and #5 in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” rankings.
Commanding Consumer Market
With 310 million U.S. consumers and median household income of over $50,000, the U.S. market is highly diverse in consumer tastes, income, and national origin, and thus permits success in a wide variety of business models. It is no wonder that trends in global consumer markets often start in the United States, and brands are not considered truly global until they penetrate the U.S. market.
President Obama announced the SelectUSA initiative to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment.