Getting Started in the U.S.

On this page, you will find a quick description of resources available for companies in Namibia considering investments in the United States and some suggestions for getting started.

Investing in the USA

Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a major role in the U.S. economy, both as a key driver of the economy and an important source of innovation, exports and jobs. The United States has always provided foreign investors a stable and welcoming market. As a place to do business, the United States offers a predictable and transparent legal system, low taxes, outstanding infrastructure, and access to the world’s most lucrative consumer market.

The SelectUSA initiative showcases 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.

While our primary mission is to provide U.S. companies with information about foreign markets, we can also provide some assistance for companies who desire to invest in America.

Getting Started

  1. Visit the SelectUSA 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.
  2. If you have specific states or territories in mind, the SelectUSA also allows you to browse business incentives offered by those states and territories, and to conduct more specific research on investment opportunities.
  3. Contact us at the U.S. Embassy to discuss your interests and needs.


For detailed information regarding business visas please visit For specific information concerning non-immigrant visas issued at the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, please visit our Visas section.