Asian-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment in the United States

Asian–Pacific Foreign Direct Investment or FDI plays a critical role in the U.S. economy. Asian–Pacific companies employ thou­sands of American workers in the United States and contribute to domestic economic growth. While many Asian–Pacific firms open operations in the United States to expand within the U.S. market, factors such as labor productivity, innovation, and infrastructure also play a role. The United States is home to many existing Asian–Pacific investments abroad, and this trend is likely to continue in the long term. Moreover, as large Asian–Pacific economies such as China and India continue to develop and globalize, their FDI flows to the United States are expected to significantly increase. As this occurs, the United States is prepared at the local, state, and national levels to welcome and facilitate these job-creating capital flows into the economy.

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration