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You're Invited to the SelectUSA Summer Forum on June 17!


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Join Us on June 17th at the Capitol Visitor Center  

From large multinational corporations to family-owned small businesses, U.S. firms are discovering that bringing manufacturing or services back to the United States makes economic sense. 

Join us to learn about the latest trends, discover resources to help businesses make the move, and to hear directly from companies that have reshored successfully.

Yes, I'll Attend!


Summer Forum Agenda

 Subject to change.  More details coming soon.

  • 12:00 p.m. – Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker 
  • 12:20 p.m. – Explore the Latest Research, Trends and Tools:  What’s really driving reshoring?  What should companies consider? How can state and local governments recruit investment?  What tools does the federal government offer?
  • 1:20 p.m. – A Conversation with Walmart’s Michelle Gloeckler, Senior Vice President:  Learn about Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products in 10 years.
  • 1:50 p.m. – Economic Development Perspective:  Hear from Jay Williams, confirmed in May as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.
  • 2:40 p.m. – Keynote by Mr. Jeff Fettig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation
  • 3:30 p.m. – Making the Move – How Four Companies Succeeded:  What do socks, Tinker Toys, IT services, and streetcars all have in common? They can be reshored – find out how it was done.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Concluding Remarks by Congressman Frank Wolf

Jeff FettigKeynote Speaker: Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool

We are thrilled to have Mr. Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool, joining us to share his experience with reshoring.  Eighty percent of Whirlpool products on the U.S. market are made right here in the United States. 

Nowhere is this more evident than Clyde, Ohio – home to the largest washing machine factory in the world.   Whirlpool recently announced that it would move the production of a line of front-load commercial washers from abroad to Clyde, adding new jobs locally.  This is just the latest in a series of investments that the company has been making across the country.

Find out what motivates Whirlpool to invest in the United States, and what that means for other companies considering reshoring production or services – attend the SelectUSA Summer Forum on June 17 at the Capitol Visitor Center.

Yes, I'll Attend!

“Whirlpool has complete confidence in the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing”

 – Jeff Fettig, CEO, Whirlpool


Other Featured Speakers

The SelectUSA Summer Forum will also feature Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker; U.S. Representative, Frank Wolf; panel discussions with other businesses making the decision to reinvest in America; and more.

 

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What is SelectUSA?

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, SelectUSA is the U.S. government-wide program to facilitate business investment into the United States.  SelectUSA assists U.S. states, counties and cities to compete for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy.  SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system and resolve federal issues.


If you have any questions, please contact Cora Dickson at 202-482-6083 for more information.