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From China to Texas: An executive’s success story

Ying McGuire immigrated to the United States from China to earn a master’s degree and now is vice president of a global technology-solutions company.
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Here’s how America protects innovators [video]

American prosperity is built on innovation, and protecting the rights of inventors and creators to profit from their work is a priority.
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New Zealand company scales heights in U.S.

SelectUSA helped ClimbZone, a New Zealand–based manufacturer of climbing walls, open its franchise business in the U.S.
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Thinking of creating your own business? Download this handbook.

Being a successful entrepreneur takes knowledge, skills, business planning resources and mentoring relationships. This handbook can help.
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Do you have what it takes to start a business?

Startup Camp Rijeka helped 26-year-old Ivan Jelusic of Croatia to start a business that sells its products in 15 countries.
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Japanese toilet maker taps U.S. engineers’ skills

A decision to manufacture its toilets in the U.S. and a reputation for being environmentally friendly are key to Japanese company TOTO's success.
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A Japanese sporting-goods firm scores in Texas

Japanese sports retailer QB Club Inc. has taken advantage of SelectUSA, a Commerce Department initiative, which encourages enterprises to invest in the U.S.
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Thomas Edison protected his bright ideas — all 1,093 of them

Patents protect the ideas and work of inventors and are part of a broad category of legal protection known as intellectual property rights.
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Q&A on the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Find out more about the exciting YLAI program to help young leaders in the Western Hemisphere build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.