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The Organization for International Investment (OFII) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) are proud to present the 2014 Insourcing Survey. This survey provides keen insights from 101 U.S. Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) at insourcing companies, firms that operate in the United States and are headquartered overseas. These are the individuals who help determine where their company locates or expands operations. The survey gauges how the United States is perceived as a location for foreign investment as compared to other nations. This survey is a tool that can aid policymakers’ efforts to attract global investment and the high-paying jobs it brings to local communities.

Key Takeaways

  • Insourcing CFOs Have Growing Confidence in the U.S. Economy
  • Increased Confidence Means More Investment and Employment
  • U.S. Manufacturing and Exports on the Rise
  • Emerging Markets Viewed as Top Location for New Investment
  • Among Advanced Economies, America Offers a Better Business Environment
  • Corporate Tax Rate Is the Top Tax Policy Impacting CFO Investment Decisions
  • Ensuring Fair Treatment of Insourcing Companies Is Critical

PLUS: Read about FDI in Washington and Michigan.

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About the Survey
The 2014 Insourcing Survey was distributed by email to approximately 225 CFOs of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies in October 2013. The CFOs were invited to participate in the online survey, which was jointly developed by OFII and PwC and administered by PwC. Survey responses were due in mid-January 2014.

PwC received 101 complete responses and the results presented in the report are based on these responses only. The survey responses covered companies.