Getting Started in the U.S.

Are you interested in U.S. products and services?

If your company is outside the U.S., the U.S. Commercial Service can help by:

  • introducing you to potential U.S. suppliers letting you know of the suitable,
  • U.S. trade shows to visit inviting you to participate in our programs,
  • and inviting you to register on our database.

Please visit Connecting You with U.S. Suppliers.

We will be communicating trade shows, exhibits, and conferences are valuable opportunities that promote international trade and the welfare of nations.  We invite you to take advantage of these events to learn more about products and services that can give your company a competitive edge.

SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated more than US$ 25 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

Our mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in the U.S. economy.

As chair of the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG), SelectUSA works with more than 20 federal agencies and bureaus to increase coordination and provide guidance and information to respond to specific and broad-reaching issues that affect business investment decisions. Through its ombudsman services, SelectUSA collaborates with IIWG agency partners to help address investor questions and concerns relating to a wide range of federal regulatory issues.

SelectUSA helps companies of all sizes find the information they need to make decisions; connect to the right people at the local level; and navigate the federal regulatory system. SelectUSA also assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy. Attracting Investment, 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.