The U.S. posted a lower percent increase in average foreign direct investment (FDI) between 1995-1999 and 2005-2009 than Brazil, India and China (BRIC) and OECD countries.

Investment by overseas entities is a critical element of healthy commerce in the era of global supply chains and trade liberalization. These investments provide well-paying jobs and stimulate growth in the United States so policymakers must ensure that the U.S. remains an attractive place for foreign capital. Our tax and regulatory policies and infrastructure should should be globally competitive while also maintaining high standards for public safety and environmental quality and fair, rules-based competition.