Getting Started in the U.S.

Please refer to the U.S. Commercial Service at U.S. Embassy in Brussels for information and contact on how to do business in U.S.A.

SelectUSA

Recognizing that the competitiveness and job-generating ability of a nation is determined by its desirability as a place for businesses to operate, SelectUSA was created at the federal level to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-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.commerce.gov/about-selectusa.html)

To find out more about SelectUSA, please visit their website at: selectusa.commerce.gov

2015 Investment Summit

March 23-24, 2015, SelectUSA sponsored their annual Investment Summit in Washington DC. The Summit was hosted by President Barack Obama and welcomed nearly 2,600 participants from more than 70 international markets as well as economic development organization (EDOs) from all 50 states. To read more about the 2015 Summit’s tremendous success, look at their website: selectusa.commerce.gove/2015-summit.html

President Barack Obama’s Remarks at the 2015 Summit: whitehouse.gov

National Aerospace FDI Expo 2015

Following feedback from the 2015 Investment Summit, the International Trade Administration and SelectUSA are teaming up with Aerospace States Association (ASA) to organize the National Aerospace FDI Expo from October 26th, 2015 through the 28th in Los Angeles, California. This will be the first FDI event focused on one industry: U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry. The Expo is designed to showcase the investment opportunities available to foreign investors in the United States. Primary attendees will be states (and their EDOs), firms seeking foreign investment, and foreign investors. Other attendees will include service providers (consultants, legal firms, logistics services, etc.)

Registration is already live and a draft agenda can be found on their website, aeroinvestmentexpo.com.