AEP and Economic Development Partners Head to Select USA
Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the U.S. is a globally competitive endeavor. Other countries are being aggressive about attracting business – especially India, with its government-funded Make in India campaign. According to the annual FDI report for 2015, India has overtaken China for the top spot.
So how can the U.S. and our individual states and communities compete on the international stage? One powerful way is through involvement in SelectUSA, the federal body responsible for showcasing the United States as the world’s premier business location.
SelectUSA’s work is designed to complement the states’ activities while providing easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. AEPED supports this mission, and we are pleased to sponsor the SelectUSA Investment Summit in D.C. for the third time.
Next week, our team will head to our nation’s capital to represent all 11 states in AEP’s service territory – along with our economic development partners from those states and regions themselves. AEP is proud to partner with federal initiatives to attract outside investment to the U.S., and we also cooperate closely with all of our state and regional partners.
SelectUSA attracts more than 2,000 attendees from all over the world. We look forward to meeting with potential investors, supporting our states and communities, and sharing some American hospitality with our guests.
AEPED will continue looking for opportunities to support and enhance what our states and communities are doing internationally to attract business. The SelectUSA Investment Summit is a terrific way for us to do just that.