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Closing Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Jun 29, 2022

Closing Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit
Wed, 06/29/2022 – 13:11

Export and investment promotion


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Office of Public Affairs

Gina M. Raimondo

Thank you for the introduction, Jasjit, and for your incredible work to make this year’s summit a success. And thank you all for attending the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit.

With more than 3,600 participants, 100 sessions, and 300 speakers, this has been our largest summit ever. And I’m so glad we were able to be back in person.

We had 51 U.S. states and territories represented. We had more than 70 global markets in attendance. And we had a record 2,000 international participants.

We had a tremendous and creative exhibition hall highlighting the unique opportunities the U.S. has to offer.

We had 11 pitching sessions as part of the SelectUSA Tech program, featuring some of the most inspiring services, products, and companies yet.

And I’m thrilled that we have over 140 women participating in the Select Global Women in Tech mentorship network, a 70% increase since our launch event last year.

We made some exciting announcements as well, including Forsee Power’s investment in Ohio, MediaTek’s investment in Indiana, and GlobalWafers’s investment in Texas.

But these announcements are just scratching the surface. From agribusiness to energy, and from technology to trade, these new connections will bring lasting impact across the globe.

And even though our summit ends today, both SelectUSA and the Commerce Department are here year-round to help foreign investors seeking to invest in the United States match withstates and communities looking to attract foreign direct investment.

We are all partners in the effort to build and grow strong companies, support our workers and economies, and form lasting relationships. 

I am also happy to officially announce that the 2023 SelectUSA Investment Summit will be taking place here again at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center May 1-4, 2023. 28 states have already signed up to exhibit next year.

I look forward to seeing you all next year.

Before we close, I’d like to offer some thanks.

Thank you to the SelectUSA team – led by Jasjit– for your hard work to deliver this incredible summit.

Thank you to all our presenters and speakers, including President Biden, Secretary Walsh, Secretary Granholm, and Ambassador Tai.

Thank you to the governors who traveled here to promote their home states.

And most importantly, thank you to all the foreign investors who came to learn about why America is the best place in the world to do business.

I’m excited to hear about all of the success that will come out of the 2022 SelectUSA Investment Summit.

Bureaus and Offices

International Trade Administration


Gina M. Raimondo


Secretary Gina Raimondo
SelectUSA Investment Summit
Foreign direct investment [FDI]

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