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Published: 6 June 2024

Helping UK Businesses Find Success in America - BritishAmerican Business Launches New Trade and Investment Guide

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BritishAmerican Business (BAB) is pleased to launch the latest version of its annual Trade and Investment Guide, the most comprehensive resource for British companies seeking to expand their business in the US.

Whether it’s fintech in Florida, energy solutions in Texas, electric vehicles in Indiana or creative industries in California, the Trade and Investment Guide is a crucial resource for UK companies looking to explore the vast opportunities the US has to offer.

The US is not one, but 50 different markets, each with unique clusters and attributes. This Guide offers invaluable insights into the size and scale of the opportunities across the US, helping UK companies make the right investment decisions.

The Guide provides practical advice on all the issues companies must consider when expanding, from financial planning to logistics, legal services, and immigration. It provides information on the services offered by governments, economic development agencies, leading associations, and networks to help UK companies be successful in the US. 

BAB’s new Guide also explores how businesses can tap into the opportunities presented by the Memoranda of Understanding on trade and investment signed between the UK and the US states of Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington State, Florida, and Texas.

BritishAmerican Business CEO Duncan Edwards said:

“As the largest transatlantic trade organisation, we are pleased to offer the most comprehensive resource on the market for UK businesses looking to do business in the US.

“Our latest Guide to the US is being released at a time of great momentum for the UK-US trade and investment relationship. The US economy is leading the developed world in growth and the US government’s investment packages on infrastructure, chips technology, and green industries are creating additional incentives for British firms.

“But knowing how to navigate the extensive US market is vital and we hope that this Guide offers British companies a complete overview of all the useful resources available to grow their business in the US.”

Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy London, Laurie Farris said:

“There has never been a better time to start or grow a business in the United States. This year, the U.S. market topped the A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index for the 12th year in a row.

“Opportunities abound, particularly with incentives such as those offered by the CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. Businesses of any size can succeed in America. From large automakers, steel manufacturers, to small software companies, and from energy producers to service providers, and everything in between.

“The United States is also the world’s single-largest economy and most attractive consumer market. Investing in the United States gives companies direct access to those consumers and a solid base through which a company can grow globally.”

Finding Your Way – The Trade and Investment Guide to the US includes contributions from the US and UK Governments, private sector partners as well as an extensive network of associations. BAB would like to thank the many stakeholders and partners who have helped produce this comprehensive resource.

About BritishAmerican Business

BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association incorporating the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.

We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.