Foreign Investment

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) defines Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as ownership or control of 10 percent or more of a business located in the U.S by a foreign individual or entity . In 2010, Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. companies totaled $288 billion. U.S. individuals and entities also make direct investments in […]

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Buy Local?

In June 2010, foreign investors (individuals, corporations, and governments) owned $9.7 trillion in U.S. long-term securities. Their holdings accounted for 19.3 percent of all U.S. long-term securities and included: $3.3 trillion in U.S. Treasuries $1.1 trillion in U.S. gov. agency debt (i.e Fannie Mae) $2.8 trillion in publically traded U.S. stocks/mutual funds $2.5 trillion in […]

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