Getting Started in the U.S.

The United States is the largest destination for foreign direct investment in the world. The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and provides easy access to federal and state-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States. SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment. From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business. On the SelectUSA website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.

Getting Started in the U.S.

U.S. Government Resources regarding doing business with the U.S.

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the U.S. economy.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the U.S. economy.
  • Investment Climate Statements
    Investment Climate Statements provide a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate.
  • Federal Reserve
    Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States, charged with providing the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system.
  • S. Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.
  • CIA World Factbook: USA profile
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • USA.gov
    The U.S. government’s official web portal, making it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.