Foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the key drivers of the United States’ economic success. According to a recent report* from the Global Business Alliance, global investment supports jobs of more than 24 million U.S. workers – that’s one in seven private-sector jobs. U.S. workers at FDI firms earn 33% higher wages than the economy-wide average. This global investment helps fuel America’s innovation advantage, supports world-class workforce training programs, helps U.S. small businesses succeed through locally-sourced supply chains, and helps build stronger communities from corporate support and employee engagement. Policymakers should encourage, rather than do anything to discourage, global investment in the United States.
*Statistics above from Global Business Alliance June 2016 Jobs We Need Report
Zurich values its role as both an employer and taxpaying corporation in the U.S. Zurich has been doing business in the U.S. for over 100 years, and is a significant contributor to the American economy. Zurich employs more than 8,500 people in the U.S., including more than 2,000 at its new headquarters building, which was awarded the LEED Platinum ® certification, the highest rating possible, for the facility’s environmental sustainability initiatives.