Infographic: A National-Level Look at FDI in the United States

The United States has long been the world’s number one destination for foreign direct investment, but shifts in the global economic landscape and questions about economic vitality at home have started to raise alarms about the U.S.’s continued ability to draw high-quality, production-oriented foreign capital. This infographic frames the situation by explaining what FDI is and why it matters to national and regional economic development before charting a course for policymakers to renew U.S. competitiveness as a place to innovate, produce, and employ. View the companion metro-level infographic here.

SUMMARY

The United States has long been the world’s number one destination for foreign direct investment, but shifts in the global economic landscape and questions about economic vitality at home have started to raise alarms about the U.S.’s continued ability to draw high-quality, production-oriented foreign capital. This infographic frames the situation by explaining what FDI is and why it matters to national and regional economic development before charting a course for policymakers to renew U.S. competitiveness as a place to innovate, produce, and employ.