In todays world of globalization, the United States generally is considered by foreign investors around the world to be the safest and most profitable location to invest their funds and from where to operate a headquarters or manufacturing site. After more than a decade of prosperity and a strong currency coupled with the traditional political stability, the United States has emerged as a net importer of capital for the first time in post World War II history. Increasing profit margins for multinationals, relatively low interest rates, incredible stock exchange prices and volume, a reduced level of inflation and record consumer spending resulting from sophisticated demands of the baby boomer age, as well as an accelerated rate of immigrant arrivals, all have inspired new private investment from abroad, now surpassing the USD 5 trillion mark in direct and indirect investment.
Surveys consistently show that foreign businesspersons, like their American counterparts, seek locations from which to manufacture, assemble, or service their products where the tax or investment incentives are most attractive. This fact is reflected in the operations of the Fortune 500 in the United States where 80% of privately invested assets are located in the five states of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Illinois, and California, all of which are leaders in providing trade and investment concessions to businesses.
Investment incentives consist of a variety of inducements ranging from tax credits and cash grants and tax exemptions or reductions to accelerated depreciation, loan subsidies and property tax, sales tax and customs duty exclusions or reductions, as well as foreign trade and enterprise zone availability. Unlike the array of incentives offered by foreign countries, the charts reflect that most of the States rely on property tax concessions, loan subsidy financing, development project rewards, low or no sales taxes and foreign trade zone availability.
As in the case of Part I relating to State Investment Incentives, Part II of the US State-by-State Guide to Investment Incentives and Capital Formation covering the steps required to organize an entity in the United States, reflects great similarity in incorporation in contrast to enterprises wishing to operate abroad.
The authors of this Guide present the reader with a clear picture of all the differing rules and regulations between the states that govern investors. It is clear, concise, user-friendly, and invaluable.
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Table of Contents, Chapter 1 Alabama, Chapter 2 Alaska, Chapter 3 Arizona, Chapter 4 Arkansas, Chapter 5 California, Chapter 6 Colorado, Chapter 7 Connecticut, Chapter 8 Delaware, Chapter 9 District of Columbia, Chapter 10 Florida, Chapter 11 Georgia, Chapter 12 Hawaii, Chapter 13 Idaho Chapter 14 Illinois, Chapter 15 Indiana, Chapter 16 Iowa, Chapter 17 Kansas, Chapter 18 Kentucky Chapter 19 Louisiana, Chapter 20 Maine, Chapter 21 Maryland, Chapter 22 Massachusetts, Chapter 23 Michigan, Chapter 24 Minnesota, Chapter 25 Mississippi, Chapter 26 Missouri, Chapter 27 Montana, Chapter 28 Nebraska, Chapter 29 Nevada, Chapter 30 New Hampshire, Chapter 31 New Jersey Chapter 32 New Mexico, Chapter 33 New York, Chapter 34 North Carolina, Chapter 35 North Dakota Chapter 36 Ohio, Chapter 37 Oklahoma, Chapter 38 Oregon, Chapter 39 Pennsylvania, Chapter 40 Rhode Island, Chapter 41 South Carolina, Chapter 42 South Dakota, Chapter 43 Tennessee, Chapter 44 Texas Chapter 45 Utah, Chapter 46 Vermont, Chapter 47 Virginia, Chapter 48 Washington, Chapter 49 West Virginia, Chapter 50 Wisconsin, Chapter 51 Wyoming, Chapter 52 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, About the Authors, Table of Contents