On June 18, Jennifer Grady, Esq., spoke as a panelist at SelectUSA Investment Academy held during the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., a top foreign direct investment (FDI) event in the U.S.
The Summit, hosted by Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, connects global businesses with U.S. economic development teams to facilitate investment in the U.S. The theme of the Summit was “Grow with US” which focused on the innovative business climate in the U.S. and opportunities for investment across the country.
This year’s Summit had a tremendous turnout with more than 2,800 international business investors, U.S. economic developers, service providers, members of the press and other key stakeholders. Economic development organizations (EDOs) from 51 states and territories and investors from over 60 international markets were in attendance. CEOs from BMW, Oracle, ABB, Siemens USA, GE, General Motors, and other leading global
companies were in attendance. Senior government speakers included Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.
The SelectUSA Investment Academy
The SelectUSA Investment Academy, which took place on the first day of the Summit, consisted of 20 workshops that focused on practical information and best practices for investors. Investors learned about tools and strategies for selecting a location, the U.S. regulatory environment, and legal protections, among numerous topics. The panels were led by expert practitioners, top business and economic experts and government leaders.
As a panelist, Ms. Grady provided her expertise as an immigration and employment lawyer to educate potential foreign investors on US business culture, employment law regulations, and visa options for entrepreneurs. She gave a presentation entitled, “Achieving Global Mobility – Employment Structures, Visas, and Compliance Standards for Expanding into the U.S. Market.”
The next SelectUSA Investment Summit is scheduled for June 20-22, 2018.
About The Grady Firm
The Grady Firm, P.C. attorneys help individuals, families, employees, business owners, and investors open a business in the US, and obtain obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas, as well and Green Cards and citizenship based on family relationships, investment, or employment. In addition, The Grady Firm attorneys help foreign entrepreneurs establish a U.S. presence, form a corporate entity, and obtain the appropriate visas for their owners and employees.
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*This article is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. This article does not make any guarantees as to the outcome of a particular matter, as each matter has its own set of circumstances and must be evaluated individually by a licensed attorney.