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.

ISO works with the International Trade Administration to promote and support foreign direct investment in the United States, contributing to U.S. job creation, innovation, and competitiveness.


  • Foreign trade resources
  • Real estate investment
  • IPO opportunities/venture capitals
  • Immigration assistance
  • Government corporations