Today, the 2013 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index found that the United States is the most favorable place in the world for foreign direct investment.
The U.S. jumped from fourth place in 2012 and reclaimed the top spot for the first time since 2001, according to the survey of more than 300 executives from 28 countries conducted by consulting firm A.T. Kearney.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“The release of the survey Wednesday comes amid several indications of foreign interest in U.S. manufacturing…”
“…the U.S. is benefiting as some companies bring back production previously outsourced to Asia, said Paul Laudicina, chairman emeritus of A.T. Kearney."
Holly Shulman is the Spokesperson for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.