Getting Started in the U.S.

  1. Investing in the United States: The United States is the largest international destination for foreign direct investment and offers a vast domestic market, a transparent legal system, and the most innovative companies in the world. Ghanaian investment to the United States is growing – including recent investments in the food production and personal care sectors. The Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA program provides easy access to federal and state-level programs, incentives, and services related to business investment, complementing the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.
  • The annual SelectUSA Investment Summit is the premier event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States and will be held on June 26-29, 2022, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. In addition to fantastic networking opportunities, this year’s Summit will feature special initiatives such as: SelectUSA Tech which offers opportunities for Ghanaian start-ups; Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT); and special panels on Addressing Climate Change.  Contact Rita.Adubra-Asante@trade.gov at Commercial Service Ghana for more information and to apply to join the Ghanaian delegation to the Select USA Summit.
  • The SelectUSA Investment Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating business investment and job creation by raising awareness about the wide range of investment opportunities in the United States and enabling direct connections between investors and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs). The Summit offers attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn how to grow their businesses and/or invest in the United States — and to make the right connections, learn about locations, and discover relevant resources to move their investments forward.  The SelectUSA Investment Summit is for investors of all sizes – including established multinationals, SMEs, and high-growth start-ups.
  1. Exporting to the United States: USAID’s West African Trade and Investment Hub works to increase the volume and value of exports from West Africa to the United States by facilitating linkages with U.S. buyers, and helping them navigate U.S. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act procedures and regulations.