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May 10, 2007 - The White House has issued a new "Open
Economies" policy statement and press release which includes the new
Invest in America initiative at the US Department of Commerce within the
International Trade Administration (ITA).
past, Commerce Department officials in the International Trade
Administration, including Foreign Commercial Service officers and other
staff at US embassies, have been tasked primarily with US export promotion
and trade policy tasks. Now they will also focus on the attraction of
foreign direct investment projects to the USA.
White House press release and policy statement about Open Economies
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March 7, 2007 - A new "Invest in America"
initiative has been announced by the US Department of Commerce.
This is a major change in US policy. Other countries
proactively seek to attract and retain foreign direct investment projects.
The US has left that almost entirely up to US states and
local areas until now as a very fragmented approach with limited resources.
It will take time for this new policy to have a
significant impact, but it seems to be a major change in policy which may
attract both bi-partisan support and criticism.
New : State economic development professionals who
are responsible for attracting business investment and providing site
selection assistance to executives and their consultants were invited in
April 2006 to provide an informative article on this simple topic : "Why
should a business invest in your state?" The article content and size
was entirely discretionary.
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"Point of View" articles here for convenient reference by executives.
"Point of View" articles were contributed by many US
state economic development officials :
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