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Foreign Direct Investment

San Jose is a global center for innovation across multiple industries and influences markets around the world. With one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of global talent throughout North America, we understand that our international workers and their families will drive workforce growth the next 25 years.  Among 64 San Jose technology companies receiving venture capital in 2006, a minimum of 65 percent had at least one, and typically more than one, foreign-born executive on the management team. By understanding our position in the global supply chain and providing support to businesses expanding into San Jose from foreign markets, we’re helping to strengthen the regions long term economic success.

Foreign Direct Investment represents a vast array of economic activity in San Jose. From research and development activities to investment in local property, the San Jose Office of Economic Development is currently undertaking targeted efforts to attract foreign companies planning to establish operations in the United States, especially in clean technologies, life sciences, and information technology/services. Our aim is to support the expansion and relocation activities of foreign based companies through our business assistance services, access to workforce, and partnership with the US Market Access center, in order to minimize some of the risks for investing firms.

If your company is interested in locating in San Jose, please complete the form below to let us know what your interest is and how we can help:

San Jose Investment Inquiry - Questionnaire (doc)