Investment Incentives in the United States

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Incentives or guarantees

Forms of Aid
At a federal and State level, foreign investors may be granted funding allowances such as long-term subsidized loans. In order to encourage new businesses in their territories, the States have started a competitive battle aimed at offering investors the best services and advantages possible.
Foreign companies can benefit from aid, granted by three federal agencies:
- The EDA (Economic Development Administration) offers long term loans, with preferential rates for projects of creation and of activity extension leading to new immobilizations and jobs creation.
- The Small business Administration (SBA) offers guarantees for loans contracted by SME and can finance plants construction or material purchase by mid and long term loans.
- The Rural Development (depending on the Ministry of Agriculture - USDA) can garantuee up to 90% of the loans granted to commercial companies that create jobs in rural zones.
Privileged geographical sectors
Arizona has become the ideal base for companies that need to reach out to the world.
Privileged Geographical Zones
Arizona also offers a unique Foreign Trade Zone Program, which provides qualifying companies with the lowest effective property tax rates available in the US.
Country Risk

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Tax incentives offered to foreign investors

Special tax treatments
In addition to investment tax credits, other preferential tax incentives are available for activities such as those related to export, research and development expenditures, and for hiring certain specified individuals. Deduction is also available for certain manufacturing activities. For more information on tax incentive programs you can contact Invest in America.
Useful Links
EDA (Economic Development Administration)
Development (depending on the Department of Agriculture - USDA)

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