FDI Statistics

An overview of foreign direct investment trends happening in PA.

Pennsylvania and FDI Rankings:

(Source: FDI Markets.com)

Pennsylvania had a 18% increase in FDI from 2015 to 2016

  • PA ranks 3rd in the Northeast US and 13th in the US for FDI projects. (Jan 2003 – March 2017)
  • PA ranks 16th for FDI job creation in the US with 35,468 jobs created between Jan 2003-March 2017
  • PA ranks 13th for attracting FDI manufacturing projects in the US between Jan 2003- Mar 2017
  • PA ranks 11th for attracting FDI for company Headquarters in the US between Jan 2003- Mar 2017

The top industries for FDI into PA include:

  • Business Services
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Plastics & Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals

Top Countries for Foreign Direct Investment

  • United Kingdom

  • Germany

  • Canada

  • France

  • Japan

  • Netherlands

  • Switzerland

  • Spain

  • Israel

  • Other Countries

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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