Expanding brazilian companies and investment to the united states
1.SelectUSA is located within the U.S. Department of Commerce
2.SelectUSA promotes and facilitates business investment in the U.S. This includes foreign direct investment (FDI) and reshoring (U.S. companies bringing offshore operations back to the U.S.)
3.We serve two clients: 1) U.S. economic development organizations (all levels: state, county, municipal, regional), and 2) investors
4.We help investors to understand the reasons to invest in this country and to do business here
5.Our services to companies are FREE (except for some events)
6.FDI contributes to the national U.S. economy in all 50 states
7.FDI-supported jobs strengthen local economies, provide above-average wages, and contribute to U.S. goods exports
8.Brazil FDI is important to the U.S. (21st largest / 12th fastest growing)
9.The U.S. is open to businesses of all sizes in all sectors!!
10.Contact me (Washington, DC) or Andre (São Paulo) for assistance
SelectUSA’s mission is to promote and facilitate business investment in the United States. We are the single point of contact at the national level for international and domestic companies to invest in the United States.
To date, SelectUSA has directly assisted in attracting more than $23 billion in client- verified investments to the United States.
Who We Are
OUR TEAM: U.S. DOC / INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
OUR NETWORK: INTERAGENCY INVESTMENT WORKING GROUP (IIWG)
20+ IIWG participating agencies, including:
U.S. Department of State (plus Embassies + Consulates)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Small Business Administration
Export-Import Bank of the United States
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Defense
FDI IN the United States
Global fdi trends
The United States is the Largest Recipient of FDI in the World
Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development http://unctadstat.unctad.org/
Fdi from western hemisphere
U.S. FDI Trends – Western Hemisphere
FDI from Western Hemisphere was $479 billion in 2015
Source: DOC, BEA, FDI by UBO
Largest + fastest growing Sources of FDI
2015 Position (USD millions)
United Arab Emirates
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis. UBO refers to Ultimate Beneficial Owner. CAGR refers to Compound Annual Growth Rate. Fastest-Growing Sources of FDI ranks markets with 2015 FDI stock in the United States greater than $1 billion.
Fdi in the united states by industry
2015 FDI in the United States
2004 FDI in the United States
Fdi in manufacturing
Manufacturing FDI Compound Annual Growth Rate, 2010-2015
Source: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Fdi in “other industries”
Other-Sector FDI Compound Annual Growth Rate, 2010-2015
Brazilian investment in the usa
Brazilian fdi in usa
Total stock of FDI from Brazil in USA
Total stock of FDI from Brazil in USA in 2015 (by UBO)
Top 10 Brazilian investors: # of projects
No of projects
% of global projects**
Embraer (Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica)
Stefanini IT Solutions
JBS USA Holdings
Banco do Brasil Americas
–6$5.5 billion in total CAPEX
–615,400 total jobs created
–6100 different Brazilian companies
# of projects by type
Top 10 companies accounted for 48 projects (29% of total projects)
Size of companies by turnover
Brazilian FDI by sector
Total (USD m)
Software & IT services
Food & Tobacco
Coal, Oil and Natural Gas
Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian FDI by source city (top 5)
No of companies
Other destination states
Brazilian FDI by destination state
Top 5 cities account for majority of projects (30 total source cities)
Sao Paulo accounts for almost half of projects tracked
Recent brazilian fdi projects
2/17 Clodam do Brasil, plastic bottle recycling company, to invest $7M in 10,000 sq. meter manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida to employ 30. First US site.
9/16 Kalimo, vertical mill that specialises in digital prints and novelty knits, invested $60M in new showroom in Los Angeles, California to employ 100.
8/16 Fras-Le North America, manufacturer of automotive brake pads, subsidiary of Brazil-based Fras-le, invested $3M in new sales and engineering office in Southfield, Michigan to employ 50.
7/16 Havaianas, footwear company, subsidiary of Brazil-based Alpargatas, investing $60M to open new stores in the US to employ 100.
6/16 Chemyunion, creates and develops ingredients for personal care and pharmaceutical industries, invested $13M in US headquarters in Union, New Jersey, US to employ 50.
6/16 Pilgrim's Pride, poultry food processor, subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS, invested $24M to expand operations in Mayfield, Kentucky to create 155 jobs, part of company’s $190M capital investment plan.
Why Invest In the United States?
Why invest in the united states?
–6$18 trillion annual GDP
–6Population of more than 325 million
–6Upheld by multiple administrations
–6Core obligation in bilateral investment treaties (BITs).
–6Ensures investors and investments receive treatment no less favorable than a country affords to its own investors and investments
–6Free trade agreements with 20 markets
–6Fast export procedures
–6Global leader in research & development (R&D)
–6Strong intellectual property protection (IPR)
–6Highly educated and productive workforce
Motivations of Foreign Firms
Why do firms choose the United States?
A winning investment climate
IESE Business School’s 2013 Venture Capital and Private Equity Index
AT Kearney’s 2016 FDI Confidence Index (latest available)
Global Entrepreneurship & Development Institute’s Global Entrepreneurship Index 2017
Ports + maritime infrastructure
Top U.S. Ports by Cargo Volume
Top 20 U.S. ports by total cargo volume, 2015
Total annual cargo volume
(short tons) in the top 150
U.S. cargo ports in 2015*
*As ranked by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 2015. Accessed March 2017.
Water infrastructure (Congress)
December 16, 2016
Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN)
–6Comprehensive legislation to address the needs of U.S. harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other critical water resources infrastructure.
–6Includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, which supports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) mission to oversee the nation’s water infrastructure by authorizing nearly $16 billion in federal funding for USACE activities. The WRDA also:
Infrastructure (white house)
January 24, 2017
Executive Order: Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects
–6Allows governors or heads of federal agencies to request an infrastructure project be considered “high priority” so it can be fast-tracked for environmental review.
–6Once a request is made, the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will decide within 30 days whether a project qualifies as a “high priority” infrastructure project.
–6Order was signed as part of a broader package on energy and infrastructure projects that included memorandum on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and manufacturing regulations.
Public private partnerships (p3)
U.S. states have authorized public private partnerships.
13 states have authorized for P3s for all types of infrastructure
Healthcare + life sciences
Healthcare clusters: location quotient
Darker color = more intense / active
*A location quotient value measures the concentration of a cluster in a specific location relative to the national average. It is the ratio of an industry’s share of total state employment in a location relative to its share of total national employment. Values greater than 1 indicate a higher than average cluster concentration in a location.
Healthcare sector: employment
Total number of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in 2015.
In 2015, U.S. healthcare professionals earned an average of $37.40 per hour.
*Includes healthcare, technical, and healthcare support occupations
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015. Accessed March 2017.
Fdi in healthcare
Announced Healthcare FDI Projects in the United States from January 2003 to February 2017
Healthcare fdi in al, fl, la + ms
Announced Healthcare FDI Projects in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi from January 2003 to February 2017
SelectUSA Services for Foreign Firms
ü6Information, Research & Strategic Counseling: We provide companies with information to support their decision-making process, including industry information and analysis
ü6Connections: Through direct introductions and SelectUSA events, international firms can meet U.S. state and local representatives
ü6Assistance: We help companies navigate the federal system and provide information about federal regulations and programs
INVESTOR services: INFORMATION & COUNSELING
Research & Resources for Firms
Info Tools: ClusterMapping.us
Interactive database with over 50 million open data records on industry clusters and sub-clusters.
Comparable at the State, Economic Area, MSA or county level.
Also includes the cluster registry.
State Business Incentives
üU.S. states and territories offer financial and other incentives to foreign investors.
üTo easily browse state investment promotion agencies and learn more about available incentives, simply visit http://selectusa.commerce.gov/.
Selectusa services for investors
Connections to u.s. edos and
federal government agencies
to provide in-depth, on-the-ground expertise and guidance at a local level,
and information pertaining to federal regulations, programs and initiatives
ü6Direct, personalized introductions to regional, state, county and local economic development organizations (EDOs)
ü6Networking and investment promotion events like the SelectUSA Investment Summit, international investment road shows, trade fair pavilions, and seminars
ü6Connection to global network of federal investment and trade experts in 70+ international markets and 100+ U.S. offices
Assistance navigating the federal system
to address company questions or concerns about
U.S. federal rules and regulations
Selectusa investment summit
JUNE 18-20, 2017
Contact us: investment services team
DOMESTIC + INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIOS
The SelectUSA HQ porTfolio manager and/or the U.S. Commercial Service team in your location are your contacts for investment questions or cases.
Central Europe, Germany, and Brazil
Greater China Region
Latin America & the Caribbean Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea
Middle East & Africa, Canada
France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Oceania and South Asia
Eastern Europe, Italy, Balkans, Russia, Nordics, Baltics, United Kingdom and Ireland
IN-MARKET INVESTMENT SPECIALISTS
Domestic Portfolios: https://www.selectusa.gov/portfolio-domestic
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SelectUSA Investment Specialist
U.S. Consulate General, São Paulo / U.S. Commercial Service
T. +55 11 3250 5416
Andre.Leal@trade.gov | www.SelectUSA.gov
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