President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. provided his welcome remarks to launch the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit held virtually June 7-11, 2021. President Biden joined Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, CEOs, and other public and private sector leaders eager to strike global business investment deals for the United States and share insights on the latest innovations and trends in an effort to support and create jobs.
“Since taking office, President Biden has made our economic recovery a top priority – and growing U.S. trade and foreign direct investment are an important component of that,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “I am proud to stand alongside him in making a powerful case to the world that the U.S. is the best place for any nation to do business.”
In addition to President Biden and Commerce Secretary Raimondo, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman, 28 state Governors, top CEOs, and small business leaders will be among the 500 speakers at the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States.
In his remarks, Secretary Blinken said that State Department officers work hand-in-hand with members of the Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service in more than 75 countries and added “Our large presence and close coordination reflect our dedication to growing prosperity around the world.”
As the premier event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States, the SelectUSA Investment Summit https://www.selectusasummit.us/ plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating business investment and job creation by raising awareness about the wide range of investment opportunities in the United States and enabling essential direct connections between investors and U.S. economic development organizations.
The Summit offers attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn how to grow their businesses and invest in the United States. It offers attendees the opportunity to make the right connections, learn about locations, and discover relevant resources to move their investments forward. The SelectUSA Summit is for investors of all sizes – including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth start-ups.
This year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit brings together business investors from more than 75 international markets, including a Singapore delegation representing 28 companies and organizations, representatives from every U.S. state and territory for the first time and market entry service providers. More than 200 sessions, 27 workshops, and 13 unique start-up pitching sessions will be held and thousands of business networking and matchmaking meetings have been confirmed. On Day 1, U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour joined other Chiefs of Mission in the Indo-Pacific in a session discussing Trans-Pacific investment trends.
Follow @SelectUSA and @TradeGov on Twitter for event highlights. For more information on how the U.S. Department of Commerce can assist investors, please contact the U.S. Commercial Service in Singapore or visit www.SelectUSA.gov