August 29, 2016, from US Korea Connect: http://www.uskoreaconnect.org/blog/2016/08/growing-the-u-s-economy-through-korean-fdi-2/
In our increasingly globalized marketplace, international trade plays a central role for a country. Free trade agreements like the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) help foster trade, but true success comes when foreign businesses decide to invest in a trading partner. Foreign direct investment (FDI) strengthens relations between nations by deepening economic ties and strengthens the U.S. economy. Recently-released data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that the United States is the top destination for FDI and the total dollar amount of FDI in the United States reached a record $3.1 trillion in 2015.The United States offers many benefits to foreign companies interested in investing here.