Investing in the US

Useful Contacts

Organisation Index

USA.GOV

Website: www.usa.gov

The primary US government site. It encompasses information, services and resources including an A-Z Index of all US Government Departments and Agencies

BENEFITS

Website: www.benefits.gov

Easy online access to the US Government benefit and assistance programmes

CENSUS BUREAU

United States Census Bureau
4600 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233
Tel: +1 301-763-4636

Website: www.census.gov

A wealth of statistics covering demographics and most parts of the business economy

COMMERCE AND TRADE

Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: +1 202-482-2000

Website: www.commerce.gov

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living through partnerships with business, universities, communities and the workforce

International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: +1 800 USA TRADE
Email: tic@ita.doc.gov

Website: www.ita.doc.gov

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Tel: +1 202-208-3100
Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov

Website: www.doi.gov

The Department works to protect America’s natural resources and heritage. It also develops conventional and renewable energy resources on the one-fifth of the landmass and 1.7 billion acres offshore that it has the responsibility to manage

CUSTOMS, BORDER PROTECTION AND HOMELAND SECURITY

Customs and Border Protection
Tel: +1 202-325-8000

Website: www.cbp.gov

CBP is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the US. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel, assuring that goods arriving in the US are legitimate and that appropriate duties and fees are paid

Department of Homeland Security
12th & C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Tel: +1 202-282-8000

Website: www.dhs.gov

The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure and resilient against terrorism and other hazards

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

The Bureau of Economic Analysis
1441 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Tel: +1 202-606-9900
Email: customerservice@bea.gov

Website: www.bea.gov

The Bureau of Economic Analysis promotes a better understanding of the US economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner

EDUCATION

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
Tel: +1 800-437-0833
Email: customerservice@inet.ed.gov

Website: www.ed.gov
The Department aims to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation

American Association of School Administrators

Email: Info@aasa.org

Website: www.aasa.org

AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. AASA’s major focus is standing up for public education

EMPLOYMENT

Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: +1 866-487-2365

Website: www.dol.gov

The Department of Labor aims to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment and assure work related benefits and rights

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
Tel: +1 202-663-4900
Email: info@eeoc.gov

Website: www.eeoc.gov

The five-member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) makes equal employment opportunity policy and approves most litigation. The General Counsel is responsible for conducting EEOC enforcement litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 964 (Title VII); the Equal Pay Act (EPA); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

FOREIGN POLICY

U.S. Department of State
Website: www.state.gov

United States Department of State, the lead federal agency carrying out US foreign policy

HEALTH SERVICES

The Department of Health and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: +1 202-619-0257

Website: www.hhs.gov

The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services

HOUSING

Department of Housing and Urban Development

451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410
Tel: +1 202-708-1112

Website: www.hud.gov

This Department aims to create strong, sustainable and inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers

IMMIGRATION AND VISAS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20529
Tel: +1 202-272-1219

Website: www.uscis.gov

The government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States

USCIS London Field Office
American Embassy (DHS/USCIS)
PO Box 2444
London, W1A 5WT
Email: uscis.london@dhs.gov

The London Field Office has jurisdiction over US immigration matters in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Scandinavia

National Visa Center
For immigrant visa enquiries:
Tel: +1 603 334 0700
For enquiries about J waiver status:
Tel: +1 202 647 6575
For enquiries about visa cases and the
application process:
Tel: +1 202 663 1225
Email: NVCINQUIRY@state.gov

Website: www.travel.state.gov

JUSTICE

Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Tel: +1 202-514-2000
Email: AskDOJ@usdoj.gov

Website: www.justice.gov

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behaviour; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice

STATE DEPARTMENT

Department of State
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20520
Tel: +1 202-647-4000

Website: www.state.gov

The Department of State’s aim is to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of both the American people and for the international community

TAXATION

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Website: www.irs.gov

Provides America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all

Federation of Tax Administrators
444 N Capitol Street, NW, Suite 348
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: +1 202 624 5890

Website: www.taxadmin.org

The Federation of Tax Administrators was founded in 1937 to improve the quality of state tax administration by providing services to state tax authorities and administrators. These services include research and information exchange,
training, and intergovernmental and interstate coordination. The Federation
also represents the interests of state tax administrators before federal policymakers where appropriate

New York State Society of Certified
Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
3 Park Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5991
Tel: +1 212 719 8300

Website: www.nysscpa.org

TRANSPORTATION

Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Tel: +1 202 366 4000

Website: www.dot.gov

The Department of Transportation serves the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future

TREASURY

Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
Tel: +1 202 622 2000

Website: www.ustreas.gov

The mission of the Department of the Treasury is to promote the conditions for prosperity and stability in the US and encourage prosperity and stability in the rest of the world

TRADE AND MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATIONS

(and, over the recent past, editorial contributors to this publication)

BritishAmerican Business

The leading transatlantic business organisation, dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic, and producer of this publication

75 Brook Street, London W1K 4AD

Tel: +44 (0) 207 290 9888
Email: ukinfo@babinc.org
Website: www.babinc.org
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1 212-661-4060
Email: nyinfo@babinc.org
Website: www.babinc.org

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1700
Arlington, VA 22209-3928
Tel: +1 703-358-1000
Website: www.aia-aerospace.org
AIA is the premier trade association representing the USA’s major aerospace and defence manufacturers

American Association of Port
Authorities
1010 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: +1 703-684-5700
Email: info@aapa-ports.org
Website: www.aapa-ports.org
A trade association representing more than 130 public port authorities in the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
1501 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: +1 202-383-2500
Website: www.awea.org
AWEA is the national trade organisation representing entities with a common interest in encouraging the deployment and expansion of wind energy resources in the US

Association of American Railroads
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20024
Tel: +1 202-639-2100
Website: www.aar.org –
www.FreightRailWorks.org
AAR members include the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, who, together with Amtrak, operate a 140,000 mile rail network

Association of American Universities (AAU)
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: +1 202-408-7500
Website: www.aau.edu
AAU is an organisation of 62 leading public and private research universities founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of US research universities

Association of Executive Search Consultants
425 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: +1 212-398-9556
Email: aesc@aesc.org
Website: www.aesc.org
The AESC is the professional body representing retained executive search consulting firms around the world

 

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