• Taxing Growth Means Fewer US Jobs
    New study shows that further limits on interest deductibility will raise the cost of capital, decrease GDP, reduce investment, lead to fewer U.S. jobs and lower wages
  • TPA Vote a "a Huge Win for US Workers"
    Finalizing TTIP and TPP will encourage global investment, create 1.4 million US jobs
  • Unleash Global Investment in America
    How TTIP and TPP have the power to increase global investment in the United States and create new American jobs
  • Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, Preliminary 1st Quarter 2015
    Q1 2015 Preliminary Data

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    Japan-Based IRIS USA Plans Western US Regional Headquarters In Surprise, Arizona

    Arizona: Area Development

    Consumer products manufacturer IRIS USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based IRIS Ohyama Inc., purchased a 59-acre site to open its Western U.S. Regional Headquarters in Surprise, Arizona. The firm plans to develop a 420,000-square-foot office, manufacturing, and distribution facility. "IRIS will be investing tens of millions of dollars and creating approximately 150 jobs in our city that will significantly add to our overall economic base,” said Mayor Sharon Wolcott.

    Austria-Based Emarsys Locates North American Headquarters In Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana: Area Development

    Emarsys, a global cloud-based e-marketing company, plans to locate its North American headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company plants to create up to 167 new high-wage jobs by 2020. The Vienna, Austria-based company will invest $3.2 million to lease, renovate and equip more than 15,000 square feet of office space in downtown Indianapolis.

    Read the full story HERE

    Yara International-BASF Begin Construction Of Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas

    Texas: Area Development

    Yara International ASA and BASF started construction on its approximately $600 million world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.  "BASF is in a period of significant investment in North America," said Wayne T. Smith, Chairman/CEO of BASF Corporation. "Through the joint investment with Yara, we can take advantage of world-scale production economics and the attractive raw material costs in the United States; strengthening our operations in Freeport and the competitiveness of our customer value chain in the region."

    REEL wins Airbus contract, plans first U.S.-based subsidiary at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

    Alabama: Alabama Business

    France-based REEL Group is establishing its first U.S. facility with 4,500-square-feet of office, warehouse, and workshop space at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Monday's announcement is in direct response to REEL Service Division being awarded the jigs and tools maintenance service provider contract for the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility, also located at Brookley. The newly formed subsidiary, dubbed REEL USA Corp., is expected to create more than 20 full-time positions, and its lease with Brookley allows for expansion as needed.

    Press Releases

    ‘Taxing Growth’ Means Fewer US Jobs

    McLernon: ‘Taxing Growth’ Means Fewer US Jobs

    NEW Study shows that further limits on interest deductibility will raise the cost of capital, decrease GDP, reduce investment, lead to fewer U.S. jobs and lower wages

     

    TPA Vote a Huge Win for US Workers

    McLernon: TPA Vote ‘a Huge Win for US Workers’
    Finalizing TTIP and TPP will encourage global investment, create 1.4 million US jobs

    WASHINGTON – Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of the Organization for International Investment (OFII), issued the following statement after Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation:

    Senate Trade Vote ‘Critical First Step’ to 1.4 Million New Job

    TPA will allow US to finalize TTIP and TPP, encourage more global investment

    WASHINGTON – Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of the Organization for International Investment (OFII), issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation:

    TPA is Critically Important to Creating American Jobs

    McLernon: ‘TPA Is Critically Important’ to Creating American Jobs

    WASHINGTON – In applauding Chairman Hatch, Senator Wyden and Chairman Ryan, Nancy McLernon, president and CEO of the Organization for International Investment (OFII), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability (TPA) Act:

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    Japan-Based IRIS USA Plans Western US Regional Headquarters In Surprise, Arizona

    Arizona: Area Development

    Consumer products manufacturer IRIS USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based IRIS Ohyama Inc., purchased a 59-acre site to open its Western U.S. Regional Headquarters in Surprise, Arizona. The firm plans to develop a 420,000-square-foot office, manufacturing, and distribution facility. "IRIS will be investing tens of millions of dollars and creating approximately 150 jobs in our city that will significantly add to our overall economic base,” said Mayor Sharon Wolcott.

    Austria-Based Emarsys Locates North American Headquarters In Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana: Area Development

    Emarsys, a global cloud-based e-marketing company, plans to locate its North American headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company plants to create up to 167 new high-wage jobs by 2020. The Vienna, Austria-based company will invest $3.2 million to lease, renovate and equip more than 15,000 square feet of office space in downtown Indianapolis.

    Read the full story HERE

    Yara International-BASF Begin Construction Of Ammonia Plant In Freeport, Texas

    Texas: Area Development

    Yara International ASA and BASF started construction on its approximately $600 million world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas.  "BASF is in a period of significant investment in North America," said Wayne T. Smith, Chairman/CEO of BASF Corporation. "Through the joint investment with Yara, we can take advantage of world-scale production economics and the attractive raw material costs in the United States; strengthening our operations in Freeport and the competitiveness of our customer value chain in the region."

    REEL wins Airbus contract, plans first U.S.-based subsidiary at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley

    Alabama: Alabama Business

    France-based REEL Group is establishing its first U.S. facility with 4,500-square-feet of office, warehouse, and workshop space at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Monday's announcement is in direct response to REEL Service Division being awarded the jigs and tools maintenance service provider contract for the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility, also located at Brookley. The newly formed subsidiary, dubbed REEL USA Corp., is expected to create more than 20 full-time positions, and its lease with Brookley allows for expansion as needed.

    E-Newsletter

    July, One of the Busiest of the Year

    Deep into the dog days of summer in DC, OFII and its members continue to plug away on key priorities. 

    Connecting OFII Companies with Economic Development Professionals

    FDI Is Rising - Helping US Communites Do the Same

    In case you missed it, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis yesterday released its preliminary first quarter 2015 FDI data. 

    OFII has summarized the findings in a new report.  Highlights include: 

    FDI in the United States totaled $192 billion in the first quarter of 2015, jumping 267 percent from the previous quarter.  

    NEW OFII TRADE STUDY

    This week, OFII released a new report that for the first time ever quantifies the impact trade agreements have on the United States' competitiveness for foreign direct investment (FDI) and related jobs: Unleash Global Investment in America – How TTIP and TPP have the power to increase global investment in the United States and create new American jobs.

    Next Week FDI in the US Takes Center Stage

    Next week, more than 2000 attendees from global companies, economic development organizations (EDOs) and senior government officials from around the world will participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit being held at the National Harbor just outside of Washington, D.C.