Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will participate in the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. June 10-11. SelectUSA is a U.S. Department of Commerce program dedicated to facilitating job-creating business investment into the United States. At its sixth annual summit, SelectUSA will convene global executives and business leaders to discuss opportunities in key sectors — including advanced manufacturing, information technology, aviation and infrastructure — as well as critical topics like tax and regulatory reform, workforce development, economic diversification, and innovation and venture capital.
While there, he will participate in meetings with business executives and government leaders. On Tuesday, the Governor will participate in a panel highlighting Indiana’s global economy, advanced manufacturing sector and Next Level Jobs workforce initiative. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Elaine Bedel will also attend SelectUSA.
The 2018 Investment Summit, which the Governor also attended, drew more than 3,000 participants representing 66 international markets and 51 U.S. states and territories.
Indiana is home to more than 950 foreign-owned business establishments that support approximately 193,000 Hoosier jobs across the state. Indiana has the highest percentage of private sector jobs coming from foreign-owned firms in the Midwest, and that number continues to grow as companies like Sweden-based Saab, Canada-based Greenleaf Foods, Germany-based Saturn Petcare, Switzerland-based Cormo USA and UK-based DS Smith choose to locate and expand in Indiana.