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U.S. Expansion Guide

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Toolkit: An international business executive’s guide to Greater Phoenix, U.S. expansion

Greater Phoenix presents incredible opportunities for international firms looking to scale and trade in the U.S.. This toolkit provides advice from industry experts, along with information on how to access capital, form strategic partnerships with universities, and purchase land in Arizona. Find everything you need to know about expanding your business to the U.S. and Greater Phoenix.

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Investing in the U.S.

The first step in relocating or expanding a business is evaluating various geographic markets to determine the best location to achieve strategic goals. This toolkit details each step in the process from assessing labor and real estate to evaluating operating costs, infrastructure, regulatory environment and more. Our team can help you navigate this process when you’re ready to begin evaluating business expansion.

Taxes & Incentives

Your actual tax burden will depend on several factors such as corporate and personal income tax, sales tax and property taxes. Download the toolkit to learn about tax rates and incentive options and contact us when you’re ready to evaluate the taxes and incentive programs applicable to your business.

Legal Considerations & Visa Support

This toolkit will guide you through legal considerations from human resources (HR) and employment law consideration to business protections such as patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. The toolkit also provides an overview of visa options and immigration processes.

On the Map: Greater Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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#1 GDP

The U.S. has the largest gross domestic product (GDP) worldwide. In Q1 2021, the U.S. GDP was $21.5 trillion.


Recent U.S. labor force estimates are at about 156 million people, with 131 million in non-farm employment.


Greater Phoenix, Ariz. is home to more than one thousand foreign-owned international companies.


Greater Phoenix, Ariz. is expected to grow to approximately 7.7 million residents by 2050.

Companies in Greater Phoenix

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Meet our International Business Experts


Sean Fogarty

Vice President, International Business Development

602.262.8611 //


Casey Gilchrist

Senior Director, International Business Development

602.262.8604 //

We Can Help

Our team of experts can help you navigate each step in your international expansion, providing no-cost services and resources such as:

  • Soft landing programs
  • Operational cost comparisons
  • Regional labor market data
  • Site selection assistance
  • Economic impact analyses
  • Connectivity to key resources
  • Public relations assistance


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