SelectUSA 2019 Recap

SelectUSA 2019 Recap

On June 10-12, Greater Peoria EDC attended the SelectUSA Summit in Washington DC, as part of Team Illinois. Team Illinois is a collaboration of economic development officials coordinated by Intersect Illinois.

Photo courtesy of Intersect Illinois.

Representing Greater Peoria, Kim Uhlig and Mark Slover attended the event again this year. With over 2500 attendees representing 80 countries, it was an action-packed few days in the nation’s capital. Mark and Kim met with 13 foreign companies while at the Summit leading to 3 very positive leads out of Greece.

Meeting with folks from Uruguay discussing the medical device industry.

Mark Slover also met with the Vietnam Consulate General and numerous Vietnam companies.

Foreign direct investment in Illinois directly supports 340,500 jobs across several industries including software and IT services, business and financial services, and industrial equipment among many others. The United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Canada, and France were the top sources of foreign direct investment in Illinois as of May 2019.