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Getting Started in the U.S.

Introducing SelectUSA

Investment opportunities in the United States is covered by our U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand.

The “SelectUSA” program highlights the extraordinary investment opportunities in the United States, and it encourages international businesses to locate, invest, and grow in the United States.  In particular, the U.S. has unparalleled educational institutions, labor productivity, and intellectual property protection.  America looks to protect innovation through appropriate Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement and awareness because it creates jobs and exports, and promotes innovation and safe products.  Because of these and other unique qualities, the United States ranks in the top tier of global business climate surveys, including the Venture Capital and Private Equity Index, the FDI Confidence Index, the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking, and the Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Indicator.

In cooperation with the SelectUSA office, our Embassy in Wellington and Consulate-General in Auckland are committed to helping you invest in the United States.  Specifically, our offices can: (1) provide detailed information on the U.S. investment climate and profiles of different U.S. industries; (2) connect you to Economic Development Officers on the ground in each U.S. state and county to provide insights on location-specific investment opportunities and incentive programs; (3) offer guidance on U.S. policies and regulations in setting up and operating businesses; and (4) deliver ombudsman services to resolve issues in setting up a business.

Visit the SelectUSA website for more information, and direct your specific inquiries to our Commercial Service office in Wellington via telephone or email.  We are looking forward to working with you even more intensively in the year ahead.

Phone: +64 4 462 6002
Email: janet.coulthart@trade.gov
Website:  www.export.gov/newzealand