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Ambassador Manuel Sager was interviewed by Dennis Wholey, host of the PBS series “This is America and the World”.
Watch interview on YouTube.
Swiss Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Report 2013
(Based on the most current business activities of Swiss affiliates reported to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA))
How Swiss Investors Create Jobs and Growth in the U.S.
Switzerland was the largest foreign direct investor in the U.S. in 2010 (in absolute dollar terms) and is among the largest direct investors in the U.S. overall.
Swiss investors include agribusiness (Syngenta), financial and insurance (Swiss Re Group, UBS, Zurich American Insurance Company–Farmers Group), flavors and fragrances, food manufacturing (Nestlé), manufacturing and electronics (ABB, Holcim, Schindler Group and many more), pharmaceutical and medicine (Novartis Group, Roche Holding Group–Genentech), business process management services (Swiss Post Solutions).
- Through 2011, Swiss cumulative foreign direct investment in the U.S. was $212 billion with $57 billion in value added.
- R&D investments by Swiss affiliates were the highest of all countries in 2009 and 2010 at a total of $9.1 billion per year.
- Swiss affiliates supported 408,000 jobs in 2010.
- States with Swiss companies providing the greatest number of jobs: California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, and Illinois.
- In 2009 and 2010, Swiss affiliates paid the highest average salary among foreign affiliates in the U.S., $100,100.
- At $3.6 billion, Swiss companies paid the third highest amount in income taxes of foreign-owned companies in the U.S. in 2010.
ThinkSwiss is your opportunity to get involved with Switzerland. ThinkSwiss is an official program of the Swiss Confederation — promoting exchanges and sharing knowledge between the U.S. and Switzerland. Join us for events, exhibits, and exchange opportunities online and around the U.S.