Penny Pritzker, U.S. Commerce Secretary, kicked things off on Thursday with Day 1 of the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, where an estimated 1200 people from around the globe are in town for this first-ever event.
This conference is deemed essential to U.S. and international business development because it seeks to connect both domestic and foreign companies and investors with local, state, and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) in an effort to promote investment and support jobs in the United States, according to Commerce Department press release.
And this also bodes well for D.C. government, which has a booth in the Exhibit area of the conference. City government officials will have the opportunity to speak with attendees who hail from across the globe.
Currently, there are over 60 nations [or markets] being represented at the two day conference.
Stay tuned for the latest D.C. related news for the conference.