Creating Jobs and Supporting the U.S. Economy
Switzerland and the United States are tightly connected through intensive cross-border investments. The United States is Switzerland's most important destination for foreign direct investment (FDI)—more than Germany, France, Italy and the UK combined. With $300 billion in direct investments, Switzerland ranks as the United States’ 7th largest foreign investor. Swiss companies directly create half-a-million U.S. jobs; they are especially active in manufacturing and significantly outspend affiliates from other countries in research & development.