Getting Started in the U.S.

Doing business in the United States

If you are thinking about establishing or expanding operations in the United States, then SelectUSA will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money. We will work with you to find the information you need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system; and find solutions to issues related to the federal government.

Investing in the United States

The United States is the world’s largest economy and has the world’s third-largest population, with a gross domestic product of over $17 trillion and a population of more than 317 million people.  It is also one of the richest economies in the world.  The country’s per capita GDP of over $51,000 leads major developed economies.  The United States has a lucrative and open consumer market, as well as access via free trade agreements to about 425 million more customers for goods and services that are produced in the United States.  For more information about the business climate in the United States, click here

Attracting investment and increasing employment

On the SelectUSA website, state economic development agencies and businesses—foreign and domestic—will find the information they need to better understand the complete value proposition offered to firms located in the United States.

Information provided includes:

  • A searchable guide of federal programs and services available to businesses operating in the United States—including grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives
  • Industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape
  • A catalogue on “Why Select the USA?” that explains the advantages of operating a business in the United States
  • A clickable map of the United States to direct our business visitors to individual states’ economic development agencies—their principal partners in the site selection process