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Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Attends Washington, D.C., Conference to Attract Business Investment to Broward County
 
Published Monday, June 10, 2019

Fort Lauderdale – June 10, 2019 –The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is participating in the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C.

Past Investment Summit participants from the state of Florida have announced more than $1.8 billion in new U.S. investment projects within five years of attending an Investment Summit, creating or retaining 4,883 U.S. jobs in the process.The Investment Summit is an annual event connecting companies with U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate job-creating business investment in the United States.

“The SelectUSA Investment Summit gives us the opportunity to share the business case for Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County with more than 1,000 potential international investors,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

“Global companies clearly see the benefits of investing in the world’s largest economy, and the SelectUSA Investment Summit is the event that connects companies to actual opportunities,” said Commerce Under Secretary Gilbert Kaplan. “Every attendee, speaker, business representative, and economic development official makes the Investment Summit successful, and I am proud of the incredible group of participants we will host in 2019.”

Nearly 3,000 attendees are confirmed for the 2019 Investment Summit, including over 1,250 business representatives from 70-plus global markets.

Efforts are led by International Client Manager Pierre Taschereau, who leads the Alliance’s involvement in Foreign Direct Investment projects and is the staff leader for the Alliance’s International Action Team.

A livestream of the Investment Summit is available at www.selectusa.gov/newsroom. For live updates, including tweets, photos, and videos, use #SelectUSASummit and follow @SelectUSA on Twitter. Learn more about the Investment Summit at www.selectusasummit.us.

About SelectUSA
SelectUSA’s mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy. SelectUSA helps U.S. economic development organizations and companies of all sizes find relevant information, make critical connections, and successfully navigate the path to business investment. Learn more about the SelectUSA program at selectusa.gov and follow@SelectUSA.


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