Insourcing Facts

Printable version: National FDI Fact Sheet


Employ 6.8 million U.S. workers, or 5.5 percent of private sector employment. 
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Support an annual payroll of $539 billion, paying U.S. workers an average of $79,040 in compensation - that is 24 percent more than the economy-wide average.


Add $895 billion in value-added to the U.S. economy, or 6.4 percent of private sector GDP.

Manufacturing Workforce

Provide nearly 2.5 million manufacturing jobs, accounting for more than 20 percent of America's manufacturing workforce.

Created 54 percent of all new U.S. manufacturing jobs in the past five years.

Manufacturing Payroll

Pay an average annual compensation of $89,800 to employees in the manufacturing sector, greater than the nation-wide manufacturing average of $81,387.


Produce more than 23 percent of U.S. exports, providing $353 billion in American goods annually to customers around the world.


Pay 17 percent of U.S. federal corporate income taxes.^

Research & Development

Spend $57 billion annually on U.S. research and development activities, or more than 16 percent of all R&D performed by U.S. companies.

Reinvested Earnings

Reinvested $98 billion of their earnings into their U.S. operations.

Capital Investment

Invest an annual $254 billion on new property, plant construction and equipment, accounting for 11 percent of all non-residential capital investment made in the United States.

Supply Chain

Purchase goods and services worth $1.4 trillion annually from local suppliers and small businesses across the United States.*

All statistics unless otherwise noted are the latest data from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis as of August 2017.  They are compiled by Content First, LLC for the Organization for International Investment.

^Internal Revenue Service, Statistics of Income Division, Corporation Statistics (latest available data).  
*Figure calculated by PwC for the Global Investment Supports the Jobs We Need report, published June 2016.