FDI Statistics

An overview of foreign direct investment trends happening in PA.

Source: “Global Location Trends, 2014 Annual Report”

Pennsylvania and FDI Rankings:

Pennsylvania had a 6% increase in FDI from 2013 to 2014

  • PA ranks 4th in the Northeast US and 14th in the US for FDI projects.
  • PA ranks 16th for FDI job creation in the US with 29,297 jobs created between 2003-2014
  • PA ranks 13th for attracting FDI manufacturing projects in the US between 2003-2014
  • PA ranks 10th for attracting FDI for company Headquarters in the US between 2003-2014

The top industries for FDI into PA include:

  • Life Sciences
  • Industrial
  • Transport Equipment
  • ICT & Electronics
  • Food, Beverage Processing

Top Countries for Foreign Direct Investment

  • United Kingdom

  • Germany

  • Canada

  • France

  • Japan

  • Switzerland

  • Spain

  • Netherlands

  • Sweden

  • South Korea

The top reasons foreign companies choose PA are:

  • Proximity to markets or customers
  • Skilled workforce availability
  • Domestic Market Growth Potential
  • Government support
  • Infrastructure and logistics

Types of FDI Projects PA Attracts

  • New

  • Expansion

  • Co-Location


FDI Projects Top Activities in PA

  • Manufacturing

  • Sales, Marketing & Support

  • Headquarters

  • Business Services

  • Logistics, Distribution, & Transportation

  • Design, Development, & Testing

  • Research & Development

  • Electricity

  • Education & Training

  • Extraction

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