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DOC Announces First-Ever Summit to Attract Foreign Investment

Friday, June 14, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has unveiled plans to hold the first-ever SelectUSA Investment Summit, a government-wide presidential initiative designed to attract foreign investment to the United States. This two-day event will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Washington, D.C.

According to an ITA press release, this investment summit will connect investors (both foreign and domestic) with local, state and regional economic development organizations with a view of promoting investment and supporting U.S. jobs. Participants and attendees will include international and domestic investors, EDOs, senior administration officials, representatives from state and local governments, business leaders, industry and technical specialists, service providers and subject-matter experts. Attendees will have access to networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings; presentations on the latest investment trends; moderated panels; break-out sessions about investment opportunities and programs; information about investment-related resources in the United States; and exhibits from U.S. state, regional and local EDOs.

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