U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Https

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Thumbnail

Breadcrumb

  1. Home
  2. Issues

Export and investment promotion

Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are proven job generators. Exported goods and services supported 10.7 million well-paying U.S. jobs in 2016. In 2015, majority-owned U.S. affiliates of foreign companies directly employed 6.8 million Americans.

⇒ Apply Now: 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit - May 1-4, 2023

Related Content

Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the Ukraine Defense Industrial Base Conference

Speeches
Good morning. Welcome to the members of the Ukrainian Government, U.S. and Ukrainian industry, as well as our guests from NATO. And thank you to the National Security Council, the Departments of Defense and State, and the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council. Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Ukrainian men, women, and children. The Russian military has...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Spanish Minister for Digital Transformation José Luis Escrivá

Press releases
Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met with Spain’s Minister of Digital Transformation, José Luis Escrivá. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo emphasized the importance of cooperation between the United States and Spain to support a reliable and resilient global semiconductor industry. The two also discussed shared policy goals on artificial intelligence.

Readout of U.S. Secretary Raimondo’s Participation in the Virtual Meeting of the U.S.-India CEO Forum

Press releases
On Thursday, November 30, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal convened a virtual U.S.-India CEO Forum (Forum) meeting as a follow-up to the March 2023 Forum meeting in New Delhi, India. During the meeting, U.S. and Indian CEOs provided both governments with updates on the status of their recommendations on how to advance U.S.-India...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Participation in the Meeting of the President’s Export Council 

Press releases
Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo participated in a meeting of the President’s Export Council (PEC) convened by Chair Mark Ein and Vice Chair Rosalind Brewer to discuss their recommendations to the President on ways to grow exports and position the United States as a global leader in the climate and clean tech, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors. Joined by other senior Biden-Harris...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo at the Meeting of the President’s Export Council Fall 2023

Speeches
Thank you, Mark and Roz. Welcome to the second meeting of the President’s Export Council under the Biden Administration. I’m honored we’re joined by so many colleagues. Since our last meeting, we’ve acted on many of your recommendations, which are informing our policies to expand exports and ensure all U.S. companies can compete and succeed in international markets. First, I am pleased to announce...

Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Commerce Actions at Launch of White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience

Press releases
Today, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves participated in the inaugural meeting of the White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience. At the event, he highlighted the vital work of Commerce’s Supply Chain Center along with several other key steps the Department is taking to lower costs for American families, strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness, protect U.S. national security, and create...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Egypt, Ethiopia, and Jordan's Agreements to Purchase Boeing Aircraft

Press releases
At the Dubai Air Show this week, Boeing announced several deals including contracts with Egypt, Ethiopia, which was the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history, and Jordan. These deals included the sale of 38 Boeing 737 Max aircraft and 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with options for more, amounting to approximately $21.2 billion of U.S. export content. After the...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Minister of Commerce of China Wang Wentao

Press releases
Following President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s summit on Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Woodside, California, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo met yesterday with Minister of Commerce of the PRC Wang Wentao to discuss the U.S.-China bilateral commercial relationship and to follow up on developments since the Secretary’s trip in August. During the...

Joint Statement of the Japan-U.S. Economic Policy Consultative Committee

Press releases
We, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs KAMIKAWA Yoko; Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry NISHIMURA Yasutoshi; United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken; and United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, convened in San Francisco on November 14, 2023, for the second ministerial meeting of the Japan-U.S. Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC). Japan and the United...

United States to Host Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Ministerial in San Francisco

Press releases
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today announced that the United States will host the third in-person Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) ministerial meeting in San Francisco, California, on November 13-14, 2023. The ministerial comes on the heels of the seventh in-person IPEF negotiating round from November 5-12, 2023...