Infographic: A Metropolitan Analysis of FDI in the United States

Foreign direct investment (FDI) pervades the U.S. economy, entering the country in nearly every sector and with a presence in nearly every geography. At the same time, FDI concentrates in particular industries and in particular places. This infographic explores how the landscape of FDI varies across U.S. metro areas, and shows how FDI transcends national borders to forge globe-spanning networks of metropolitan areas that trade and invest with each other. View the companion national-level infographic here.

SUMMARY

Foreign direct investment (FDI) pervades the U.S. economy, entering the country in nearly every sector and with a presence in nearly every geography. At the same time, FDI concentrates in particular industries and in particular places. This infographic explores how the landscape of FDI varies across U.S. metro areas, and shows how FDI transcends national borders to forge globe-spanning networks of metropolitan areas that trade and invest with each other.