Getting Started in the U.S.

Investing in the USA

President Obama announced the SelectUSA initiative 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. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

Getting Started

Following are the practical steps a potential investor from Croatia should follow to make best use of U.S. government services:

  1. Visit the SelectUSA.gov website to obtain general information about investing in the United States. SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as location for business and investment.  From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business.  On the website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.
  2. Contact us at the U.S. Embassy to discuss your interests and needs (contact person: Ms. Nina Radicevic, phone: +385 1 661-2090.)
  3. Contact the Council of American States in Europe to learn more about state government resources.

Visas

Check travel.state.gov site for detailed information regarding business visas. To apply for a business visa, please review our Business Visas (B1) page.

FAQs

Yes, U.S. businesses are world-class providers of quality, innovative goods and services, and we would be happy to help you reach them to get the best value for your money.  We could help you find appropriate U.S. suppliers and facilitate your initial contact with them.  We could assist you with meeting U.S. exhibitors at appropriate trade events in the United States and Europe.  For target industry sectors, we maintain a database of key U.S. companies already doing business in the European Union and will be happy to compile for you a list of key contacts that could supply the product or service that you need.  For more details or to ask for assistance, please contact our Commercial Section Chief.

Yes, we could assist you with counseling and help you make the most of the SelectUSA.gov website designed for foreign investors in the United States.

Yes, we could provide you basic counseling, but for more detailed assistance we would refer you to the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Croatian Chamber of Economy.