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Global investors have taken notice and are accelerating their investment in the United States, already home to more foreign direct investment than any other country in the world.”


–The White House, March 23, 2015

U.S. share of global foreign direct investment, 2000: 37.1%

U.S. share of global foreign direct investment, 2013: 19.4%


(Sources: “Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce New Steps to Attract Foreign Investors and Create Jobs through the Continued Expansion of the SelectUSA Initiattve,” Briefing Room, Statements & Releases, Office of the Press Secretary, The White House, March 23, 2015, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/23/fact-sheet-president-obama-announce-new-steps-attract-foreign-investors- and “Trading Up: U.S. Trade and Investment Policy,” in Edward Alden and Rebecca Strauss, How America Stacks Up: Economic Competitiveness and U.S. Policy (New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press), 2016, http://www.cfr.org/trade/trading-up-us-trade-investment-policy/p31813?co=C044801)