Getting Started in the U.S.


Given the uncertainty facing a large number of public events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19, SelectUSA has made the decision to reschedule the SelectUSA Investment Summit to take place on June 6-9, 2021, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
You will finde more information on applications and hotel reservations here.

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2021 SelectUSA Summit, June 6-9, 2021 in Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.!

Investing in the United States of America

The United States is the largest destination for foreign direct investment in the world. The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and provides easy access to federal and state-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States. SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment. From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business. On the SelectUSA website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.

SelectUSA: Your Partner for Growing in the United States

Headquartered at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., SelectUSA is the first point of contact for companies that are looking to grow their business in the United States.

SelectUSA helps companies of all sizes:

  • Find the information they need to make decisions about investing
  • Connect to the right people at the local level
  • Navigate the federal regulatory system and find solutions to questions related to the federal government

For more information on investments in the U.S. visit: or contact our SelectUSA representative at the U.S. Embassy Bern:
Mr. Sandor Galambos
SelectUSA Investment Specialist (contact for Swiss and Liechtenstein companies, that want to invest in the U.S.)
Sulgeneckstrasse 19
CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: 031 357 70 11

Thank You for Another Successful Investment Summit!

Top Five Reasons to Attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-level foreign direct investment event in the United States:

  1. Learn about the U.S. business and investment climate from senior government leaders;
  2. Meet face to face with hundreds of economic development organizations and thousands of potential investors in one place;
  3. Connect efficiently: Online and on-site matchmaking makes it easy to meet the right people and get the most out of your visit;
  4. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States;
  5. Gain new perspectives from top-level executives and industry leaders.

Global Entry – Skip the Queues

The U.S. Global Entry system is a program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports. Global Entry membership also entitles members to use the TSA Pre✓® lanes at airport security checks in the United States. More info you will find here.


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