Getting Started in the U.S.

The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and provides easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment.  SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of each state—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

Getting Started

Here are some practical steps a potential investor or exporter should follow to make best use of U.S. Government services:

  1. Visit to obtain general information about investing in the United States.SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment.  From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business.  On the website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.
  2. Contact the nearest office of the Association of State Offices Overseas to learn more about state government resources.
  3. For information regarding visas, including business visas, please click here.