On April 20, Ambassador Suzan LeVine, her husband, Eric LeVine, as well as an investment delegation from South Carolina welcomed a distinguished group of Swiss business leaders from medical, life science, IT, renewable energy, machinery and space industries at an investment forum in Bern. In her opening remarks, Ambassador LeVine highlighted South Carolina’s diverse market, favorable demographics and geographic location, friendly business environment, and excellent educational institutions. Over 60 Swiss companies call South Carolina home, including ABB, Autoneum, Kronotex, LafarqueHolcim, Mediterranean Shipping Co., Nestlé, Rieter, Schindler, and many more. Ambassador LeVine also highlighted Switzerland’s substantial overall footprint in the USA: the country the 8th largest investor in the USA, providing the livelihood for over 500,000 people. She pointed out that there has never been a better time to invest in the U.S. with its vast domestic market, transparent legal system, deep innovation networks, and abundant, affordable energy.