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Foreign Direct Investment


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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis have developed research data on employment, wages, and occupations for establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership during 2012. Establishments with such ownership are considered to be in a foreign direct investment relationship. We refer to these as establishments with foreign ownership. Establishments without such a relationship are called domestically owned.

Data for establishments not identified as foreign owned, either because they are domestically owned or because their foreign-owned status could not be verified, are provided for comparison purposes. Geographic data are available at the national, state, metropolitan statistical area, and county levels of detail. Industry detail is provided for the total private level down to the industry group level. These tabulations provide insight into this important segment of the U.S. economy.

For statistics from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the activities of foreign-owned U.S companies, visit the BEA website.