BEA's surveys of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States collect information that is used to compile statistics on the scale of foreign-owned business activities in the United States and the effects these activities have on the U.S. economy. Business leaders look to these statistics to make informed decisions about hiring and investing. Policymakers and researchers use them to analyze the impacts of foreign direct investment on employment, wages, productivity and tax revenues.

All surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States are mandatory and confidential.

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  • File online here with eFile

     

    To ensure prompt receipt and processing of your BEA survey forms, we strongly encourage you to use our secure eFile system at www.bea.gov/efile. Another recommended option: Fax your completed survey form to the number listed on the survey cover page. At present, BEA has limited ability to receive physical copies of completed survey forms that are mailed or couriered to us. BEA survey staff continue to be available to assist you. Contact information for each survey can be found at www.bea.gov/help/information-for-survey-respondents. Thank you.

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    • 2020 Q1 and beyond: BE-605 PDF
    • 2019 Q4 and prior: BE-605 PDF
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