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Masuda Funai Principles attend high-profile SelectUSA 2019 Investment Summit

Principles from Chicago lawyers Masuda Funai join 3000+ specialists at the SelectUSA 2019 Investment Summit in Washington, D.C.

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David Alexander, Keith Groebe and George Kobayashi, Principals of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell Ltd., joined more than 3,000 attendees from 70+ global markets, and 50 U.S. states and territories for SelectUSA’s 2019 Investment Summit.

At the SelectUSA Summit, Masuda Funai sponsored a Team Illinois casual cocktail party and a State of Illinois hosted reception for prospective foreign investors. From its Midwest and West Coast offices, Masuda Funai has guided foreign investors for almost 90 years and is universally recognized as one of the leading law firms for foreign direct investment (FDI) throughout the U.S.

“With more than $103.6B in new U.S. investment projects and the creation or retention of 167,000 U.S. jobs reported by Summit participants within the past five years, Masuda Funai has been delighted to be an active participant and regular sponsor of the annual summit almost since its inception,“ said Groebe.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting FDI in the United States. This signature event provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate investment in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since its inception, SelectUSA has facilitated nearly $50 billion in investment, creating and/or retaining tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. In 2018 alone, SelectUSA facilitated $20.8 billion. SelectUSA assists U.S. economic development organizations to compete globally for investment and also helps companies of all sizes find the information they need to make decisions, connect to the right people at the local level, and navigate the federal regulatory system.

The mission of the Illinois Department of Commerce is to support and maintain a climate that enables a strong economy for our customers - taxpayers, businesses, workers and communities - by keeping, attracting and growing businesses, maintaining a skilled workforce, and enhancing communities so that the climate here is one in which businesses, small and large, and workers, can succeed to the greatest extent possible.

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