Then vs. Now
The United States faces stiff competition for investment dollars. In 2018, America received 23 percent of the world’s cross-border investment, compared to 37 percent in 2000.
When international companies choose to grow their operations in the United States, they cast a vote of confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy. Their investment also gives other countries a stake in the success of the United States, broadens the U.S. economy and opens new markets.