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Four US cities to take part in AIM Dubai

DUBAI, March 26, 2017

Four select cities of US -- Virginia, Ohio (Columbus), Missouri and Los Angeles -- alongside SelectUSA Program will participate at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) being held in Dubai next month, promoting the US as a perfect destination for foreign direct investments (FDI).
AIM will be held from April 2 to 4 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 
Virginia offers a pro-business climate and a solid foundation for global companies. The state provides easy access to domestic and global markets, exceptional infrastructure, strong education system, stable and competitive operating costs and talented and educated workforce. There are more than 700 internationally owned companies located in Virginia, including Canon, Stihl and Rolls-Royce.
Ohio’s (Columbus) economic synergy is witnessing the strongest decade of economic growth in its history. The growth has been fuelled by the execution of the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, which aims to generate $8 billion of capital investment, raise personal per capita income by 30 per cent, add 150,000 new jobs and be recognised as a leader in economic development.
Missouri also witnessing an economic upsurge. The state has over 216 total projects with $3.22 billion investments that are expected to create 13,338 new jobs. 
Furthermore, Los Angeles, which ranks as the number one region for international investment is home to some of the best brands, education and workforce. The city has a variety of incentive programmes available to both small and large businesses and is an ideal place to conduct international trade, with Customs District trade values in excess of $400 billion.
SelectUSA program is the official US government program responsible for promoting inward investment into the US. The program supports foreign investors and US economic development organisations with information, counselling, and advocacy services. 
SelectUSA will take part at AIM 2017 to enhance the growth of FDI in the US.
“It’s a great honour to have these four states of USA participate at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM). With growing trade and logistics, good quality of life, access to capital, strong stock market and a variety of incentive programs, USA is a great location for investors. The country has been a leader in varied sectors and is only reinforcing its position on the global map with new advancements and inventions,” said Dawood Al Shezawi, CEO, AIM’s organising committee.
Held under the theme ‘International Investment, Path to Competitiveness & Development’, this year’s edition of AIM will discuss economic development opportunities and counter challenges. 
The international forum will be host to 140 countries and 150,000 attendees. In addition, AIM will host 100 high-level officials, 500 exhibitors and more than 100 media partners. – TradeArabia News Service

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