According to data released by the Organization for International Investment, the U.S. attracts the most foreign investment dollars in the world.
The U.K. is the largest foreign investor, followed by Japan, the Netherlands and Canada.
MarketWatch staffer Shawn Langlois spoke to Raoul Amoros of cost-estimating website HowMuch.net, about foreign investing. “Although many decry the loss of American jobs to other countries, especially manufacturing jobs, foreign investments are creating many well-paying positions for American citizens,” Amorors said. “This, in turn, supports the overall economy.”
In 2015, foreign companies invested $353 billion in the United States, an all-time high and double the amount invested in 2014.
“The U.S. remains the most popular destination for the time being, but opportunities in China and other destinations are luring some of these funds away from the U.S.,” Amoros pointed out. “The continuing evolution of the world economic stage will be reflected in FDIUS (foreign direct investment in the United States) flows in the future.”