FDI Statistics

An overview of foreign direct investment trends happening in PA.

The US continues to be the world’s top destination country measured by number of jobs created by FDI. Pennsylvania’s FDI projects have resulted in an 18% growth from 2015 to 2016.

In North America, the US had another strong year for foreign investment, cementing its position as the top destination country in the world.

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