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World Cup of FDI: Which U.S. Metro Areas May Hold Closet Germany Fans?

June 25, 2014, Kenan Fikri and Devashree Saha

When the United States and Germany meet on the World Cup soccer field in Recife, Brazil on Thursday, new research from the Brookings Institution suggests that some allegiances might not lie where we’d think. Fully 512,000 U.S. workers receive their paycheck from a German company. Thanks to new data on foreign direct investment (FDI) in U.S. metro areas released last week, we know where to look for the likeliest turncoats.

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