Foreign Investments in the U.S.
Despite an impressive list of advantages, the U.S. can no longer assume that foreign firms will continue to invest and employ people here at the same rate as in the past. The effects of lobalization and off-shoring trends have led to fluctuations in foreign investment, with the U.S. dropping to third place (from second) in 2005 as the most attractive future FDI location after China and India.
About the Author
Jeffrey A. Finkle, CEcD, is the president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based International Economic Development Council. He is a 20-year veteran in the world of economic development. Finkle, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Ohio University and studied business administration at the graduate level at Ohio State University, also has a history in the public sector, having served as deputy assistant secretary of community planning and development for program management with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.