Getting Started in the U.S.

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands – Special Envoy for StartupDelta – tweets about SelectUSA:
“For all ambitious Entrepreneurs seeking to expand into the US, this is a great program!! Pls consider it.”

Expanding your company to the USA

The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

Visit the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place June 20-22, 2018 in Washington, DC.  The Summit will connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels.

Dutch participants will benefit from unique networking opportunities; one-on-one meetings; moderated panels; and discussions covering the latest information on business investment.  Previous speakers at the Summit included business visionaries Warren Buffet and the Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt.  Please visit the official Summit website or send an email to for more information.

Getting Started

  • Visit the SelectUSA website for general information on investing in the United States.  SelectUSA highlights the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment.  From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, the United States is the place to do business.  On the website you can browse business incentives offered by states and territories.
  • Find contact details for state representatives in Europe on the Council of American States in Europe website.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy to discuss your interests and needs at 070 310 2417 or

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

  1. Initiate new relationships: Meet with hundreds of economic development organizations (EDOs) and thousands of potential investors in one place.
  2. Learn about resources and tools to invest in the United States.
  3. Obtain an overall impression of the market situation.
  4. Connect efficiently: Online and on-site matchmaking makes it easy to meet the right people and get the most out of your visit.
  5. Gain new perspectives from top-level executives, government officials, and industry leaders.

How To Apply

To register for the event, please visit the SelectUSA Investrment Summit 2018 website at

Exporting to the U.S.

For assistance in exporting to the U.S. or finding business partners in the U.S., please visit the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland website.