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Businesses investing in the United States, regardless of industry, gain competitive advantages from one of the most open markets on the planet. 

Six Reasons to Invest in the United States

    1. World’s Largest Market: The United States offers the largest consumer market on earth with a GDP of $20 trillion and 325 million people. Household spending is the highest in the world, accounting for nearly a third of global household consumption. At the same time, free trade agreements with 20 other countries provide enhanced access to hundreds of millions of additional consumers – and the United States continues to work with companies to increase opportunities for U.S. exporters.

 

    1. Nexus of Innovation: The United States is a recognized leader in research and development (R&D), and registers more international patents than any other country. Today’s innovators are safeguarded by a robust intellectual property protection framework, while the innovators of tomorrow are nurtured at leading universities and incubators across the nation. Companies of all sizes help make innovation in the United States a global enterprise, benefiting from – and contributing to – a flourishing ecosystem for invention and inspiration.  

 

    1. Ease of Doing Business: The United States is consistently ranked among the best internationally for its overall competitiveness and ease of doing business. Backed by a regulatory environment that is particularly conducive to starting and operating a business, U.S. business culture encourages free enterprise and competition. As a stable democracy with a transparent and predictable legal system, all companies – regardless of national origin – compete on an even playing field.

 

    1. Workforce Talent: The U.S. workforce is diverse, skilled, innovative and mobile – and U.S. workers are among the most productive in the world. Looking to the future, the United States has prioritized collaborative mechanisms with public and private-sector organizations to ensure that the workforce is able to meet the needs of a 21st century economy.

 

    1. Abundant Resources: As the third largest nation by geography, the United States is home to vast and varied landscapes with abundant natural resources – including petroleum and natural gas. These diverse regions are connected by an expansive infrastructure network and services that help companies efficiently produce and move their products.

 

  1. Access to Capital: The United States hosts the most developed, liquid, flexible, and efficient financial markets in the world. A wide range of funding sources – from banks and investment firms to venture capitalists and angel investors – enable innovation and expansion, giving companies in the United States an important advantage.

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