Deputy Chief of Mission Justin Friedman Participated in the Opening of Explore USA Conference

On April 9th, Deputy Chief of Mission Justin Friedman joined Bulgarian Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov, AmCham Bulgaria President Olivier Marquette and AmCham Bulgaria members for the opening of the Explore USA conference in Sofia. The one-day forum is gathering high-level U.S. and Bulgarian government officials, regional AmCham members, representatives of the international and local business, international organizations and the media for a discussion on global commercial trends and business opportunities in the United States. The conference aims to provide Bulgarian companies information on investment opportunities in the U.S., and on how SelectUSA can support their future business endeavors in the United States.

„One of our embassy’s highest priorities is strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and Bulgaria. I have found that building close business relationships is an excellent way for our nations and our people to grow together. That is why we devote our energies to encouraging trade between our countries as well as U.S. investment in opportunities in Bulgaria and Bulgarian investment in opportunities in the United States. Working together as equals in business opens the door for economic growth and jobs in both our countries,” Deputy Chief of Mission Friedman noted in his opening remarks.

The SelectUSA program is a major economic and commercial initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State, designed to promote foreign direct investment in the U.S. The program focuses on providing support, information, contacts and ombudsman services to both newly established and already existing FDI in the U.S.