Getting Started in the U.S.

The United States is the largest destination for foreign direct investment in the world. The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and provides easy access to federal and state-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. SelectUSA seeks to highlight 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, America is the place for business. On the SelectUSA website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.

SelectUSA: Your Partner for Growing in the United States

Headquartered at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., SelectUSA is the first point of contact for companies that are looking to grow their business in the United States.

SelectUSA helps companies of all sizes:

  • Find the information they need to make decisions about investing
  • Connect to the right people at the local level
  • Navigate the federal regulatory system and find solutions to questions related to the federal government

For more information visit: www.selectusa.gov or contact a SelectUSA representative at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin:

Conor Kenny
Commercial Investment Assistant
E-mail: conor.kenny@trade.gov

Global Entry – Skip the Queues

The U.S. Global Entry system allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers.

Currently available at 49 U.S. airports and 13 preclearance locations, Global Entry streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers. Global Entry members bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. The program has enrolled more than 3 million members, and CBP receives approximately 100,000 new applications for Global Entry each month. As an added benefit, Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in the TSA Pre✓™expedited screening program.

Visas

For information regarding business visas please visit https://travel.state.gov/ for detailed information or check our information on Business (B-1) visa.