20 Companies to Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at
Top Investment Event as Part of the Hong Kong Delegation
U.S. Consul General Kurt Tong today announced that 20 companies from a variety of industries across Hong Kong will be travelling to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit), June 18-20. The Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment in the United States.
“We are entering a new period of economic revival in the United States,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This is an exciting time for global companies to explore the U.S. market and find partners that can help them create a footprint, expand operations, and achieve growth. There is no better place to make those connections than this Summit.”
“We are excited to welcome 20 companies as part of the Hong Kong delegation to the Summit and to the United States,” said Consul General Tong. “By bringing business opportunities and resources from across the United States together at the SelectUSA summit, the nation’s top event for foreign investors, participants can accomplish in a few days what would normally take weeks.”
The United States is currently home to more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in the world, with a total stock of $3.1 trillion at the end of 2015. Hong Kong is the 13th fastest growing source of FDI into the United States, with a total stock of over $14.5 billion in 2015, supporting 20,200 U.S. jobs. The top industry sectors for Hong Kong investment in the U.S. include Hotels & Tourism, Industrial Machinery, Communications, Financial Services, and Transportation.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. EDOs to facilitate business investment in the United States. To date, representatives from 51 U.S. states and territories and more than 65 international markets have registered for the 2017 Investment Summit.
The previous three Summits attracted thousands of international investors, with the 2016 Summit alone attracting more than 2,600 total attendees, including investors from 70 markets, EDOs from 52 U.S. states and territories, and 22 chiefs of mission. Past Summit participants announced $20.6 billion of new investment projects in the United States from 2014 to 2016.
Learn more about the Investment Summit and see the agenda here: SelectUSA Investment Summit.
Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment into the United States by coordinating related federal government agencies to serve as a single point of contact for investors. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government. For more information, visit SelectUSA.