President Obama -- in State of the Union Speech -- References A.T. Kearney Research on Foreign Direct Investment into the U.S.

Jan 29, 2014, 17:13 ET from A.T. Kearney

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, President Obama made a bold statement about foreign direct investment and the United States, "And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world's number one place to invest; America is."

President Obama was referencing A.T. Kearney's 2013 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (FDICI), a measure of senior executive sentiment at the world's largest companies. The FDICI survey has been conducted regularly over the last 15 years. The Index provides a unique viewpoint on current and future prospects for international direct investment flows based on the perspectives of more than 300 senior executives in 28 countries. More information on the recent FDICI where the U.S. ranked first:

If you are interested in speaking with an A.T. Kearney expert about the FDICI please contact me at or call +1.212.575.8188. 

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