As the premier voice of international companies in the United States, the Global Business Alliance (GBA), formerly known as the Organization for International Investment (OFII), actively promotes and defends an open economy that welcomes international companies to invest in America. Our members are American companies with global heritage and an indispensable part of our nation’s economic success. When America is open for business, we all benefit.
GBA was formed in 1990, at a time when international companies faced blatant discrimination in tax and trade policy at all levels of government. From its original 15 members, GBA has grown to represent more than 200 major international companies with significant U.S. operations. These international companies are part of a sector that provides over seven million high-quality jobs that pay an average of 26 percent higher compensation than the economy-wide average.
When you look at GBA’s membership list, you cannot help but be impressed by the well-respected companies they represent. Given the size of their U.S. operations, and the number of Americans they employ, you have to take their concerns seriously. Former Federal Government Official
GBA members are among the largest international companies with operations in the United States. Most GBA member companies are in the manufacturing sector, in line with overall FDI in the United States. While more than 60 percent of all international companies in the United States have fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees, GBA members each employ on average more than 12,000 Americans. GBA members have operations in all 435 congressional districts. In terms of global heritage, the parent-companies of GBA members (the U.S. subsidiaries are GBA members) are largely from European countries. However, our members’ global connections reach to six continents. Not only does this make the U.S. economy more resilient, it means nations all over the globe now have a stake in America’s economic success.