Getting Started in the U.S.

Why Invest in the United States?

The United States is a market without parallel.  The United States is the world’s largest economy and has the world’s third-largest population, with a gross domestic product of more than USD14 trillion and a per capita GDP of more than USD 47,000.  With more than 310 million U.S. consumers and a median household income of more than USD 50,000, the U.S. market is highly diverse in consumer tastes, income, and national origin.  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.

The United States has a productive, ready workforce.  There are more than 150 million workers in the U.S. labor market.  The United States is business and investment friendly.  The United States consistently ranks at the top of most major indicators for its attractive business and investment climate.  The United States is also the world’s center for innovation.

Opportunities abound.  We’re ready to help.

How to Get Started

  • Visit the SelectUSA.gov website to obtain general information about investing in the United States.  SelectUSA is the U.S. Federal Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Promotion Agency and is linked to the U.S. states, cities, counties, and regions FDI Promotion Agencies.   There you will find:
    • Summaries and links to federal programs, incentives, resources, and tools relevant to business start-up and operation in the United States.
    • Individual U.S. state information, such as links to state Economic Development websites.
    • Links to investment guides.
  • Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) website to find information on starting and managing a small to medium size business (SME) in the U.S.  Among other important topics to SMEs, the website provides information on legal, taxation, licensing, and funding issues in the U.S.
  • Visit the Export USA website for information on U.S. firmslooking for foreign partners.
  • BusinessUSA.govBusinessUSA is a White House initiative that serves as an electronic clearing house for U.S. Government information and assistance that relates to business.
  • For information about trade shows in the U.S., please visitExport.gov – International Buyer Program