Foreign Direct Investment

Our Services - How We Can Help

Today, more than 6,100 foreign-owned firms employing over 334,870 workers have business operations in Pennsylvania. Countries leading in foreign investment include the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France, Japan, and Switzerland. We also have a growing number of Brazilian, Korean, Israeli, and Chinese firms here. It’s a list that’s growing — and for good reason!

B. Braun - Sharing Expertise

Construction Equipment

Siemens medical

Almac

Nestlé

Toshiba - Leading Innovation

WHO WE ARE

The Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development offers customized services to help international companies looking to locate or expand in our state. Our suite of complementary and confidential services includes:

WE CAN HELP YOU GROW IN NEW GLOBAL MARKETS

Our global investment representatives are business advocates and liaisons between potential foreign investors and federal, state, and local governments in Pennsylvania. Our team is committed to eliminating barriers so you can invest, expand, and operate your business with ease in Pennsylvania.

  • Helping you set up a U.S. business entity

  • Identifying and visiting business sites

  • In-depth research on available workforce, infrastructure, taxes, and more

  • Introductions to regional and local economic development partners and elected officials

  • Customized financial assistance — including grants, low– interest loans, tax credits, bond financing, and job training

PENNSYLVANIA’S GLOBAL NETWORK

TOP INDUSTRIES FOR FDI INTO PA

  • Life Sciences

  • Industrial

  • Plastics

  • ICT & Electronics

  • Food and Beverage Processing

Key Facts

  • Ranks 3rd in the Northeast US for FDI projects 2003/2016

  • Ranks in the top 15 for attracting FDI for company headquarters in the U.S. 2003-2016

  • With a GDP of $672 billion, has an economy that rivals that of most countries

  • Named 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy by the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association