The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is hosting the first-ever SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit. This two day event will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 31 – November 1, 2013. IIUSA Executive Director, Peter D. Joseph, will be attending the event to ensure EB-5 gets proper attention as a source of foreign direct investment (FDI) and capital formation.
This event is open to all FDI professionals who are interested in taking part in the ongoing discussion oF how to maximize the benefits of FDI within United States economic development. The event is by no means exclusive to EB-5, but the Program will be an important topic in the general discussion. Business leaders from around the world and U.S. government officials – including cabinet level speakers from the Obama Administration, will serve as speakers on various topics related to FDI.
Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Summit offers opportunities to connect with foreign and domestic investo
rs, senior Administration officials, and state and local officials. In addition, you will learn how to more effectively identify, target, and execute your investment strategy through unique networking opportunities, moderated panels on the latest investment trends and sector analysis, and information about investment-related resources in the United States.
On a separate note, members should remember that SelectUSA, within the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, has an ombudsman function for cases related to FDI that are facing bureaucratic hurdles at the federal level. The SelectUSA website detailing this function reads as follows:
“SelectUSA works with firms or economic development organizations on a case-by-case basis to address issues or questions involving federal regulations, programs, or activities related to existing, pending, and potential investments. Working with SelectUSA, investors can develop a better understanding of how to navigate the U.S. regulatory environment. A request for ombudsman assistance may come from either a company who has questions or concerns about a federal rule or regulation or from an economic development organization working with a company who has such questions or concerns.”