Foreign companies get U.S. investment

Foreign companies get U.S. investment

May 15th, 2012 in Business Around the Region

U.S. subsidiaries of foreign-based companies directly provide 5.3 million jobs, or 4.7 percent of the total number of private sector jobs in the United States, according to a study released Monday. U.S. subsidiaries sell $2.9 trillion in goods and services. The biggest countries for such firms and their share of foreign investment in the United States are:

1. Japan, 18 percent

2. United Kingdom, 15 percent

3. Germany, 11 percent

4. Netherlands, 9 percent

5. France, 8 percent

Source: Organization for International Investment