SelectUSA, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was created to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. As part of a 3-City road show in Mexico, organized by the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico City, a seminar on how to invest and set up operations in the U.S. was hosted in each city, which included Mexico City; Merida, Yucatán; and Tijuana, Baja California. The San Diego CITD collaborated with the U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico City on the promotion of the SelectUSA seminar in Tijuana and CITD Business Specialist, Monica Rosas, presented at the seminar, providing useful information about California, its business climate and CITD resources.

The event was held at the Tijuana Marriott Hotel and attended by approximately 40 participants who learned about the investment forecast in the United States, types of visas available to investors, legal and fiscal aspects of foreign investments, business shelters in the U.S.A., and financing programs, among other topics. Officials from the Tijuana U.S. Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico City, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. were part of a panel of speakers.

In addition to presentations by the officials and invited experts, seminar participants had access to an exhibit area that featured economic development organizations from various U.S. States, including Arizona, Texas, Iowa, and California, among others, with information on investment incentives and programs in each state.