Insourcing Survey 2014

March 2014
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Insourcing Survey 2014

At a glance

PwC and the Organization for International Investment (OFII) kickoff the release of the 2014 Insourcing Survey with events in Seattle and Detroit this week. Drawing attention to the critical role foreign direct investment plays in states across the country, the release will feature Governor Inslee of Washington state and Governor Snyder of Michigan. This survey provides valuable insight on the current business environment for foreign companies to create jobs in the United States, as well as policy priorities that impact US competitiveness for cross-border investment.

Key findings:

  • Corporate tax rate is one of the top tax policies impacting CFO investment decisions
  • Among tax policies, the corporate tax rate ranked highest, with 54 percent of CFOs saying it impacted their business the most.
  • Increased confidence means more investment and employment
  • Nearly two-thirds of CFOs anticipate increased investment in the United States within the next 12 months, and more than half expect to increase employment over that same period.
  • Among advanced economies, America offers a better business environment
  • The percentage of Insourcing CFOs who say the US offers a better business environment compared to other advanced countries has increased, climbing 35 percentage points since 2011 (from 23 percent to 58 percent).
  • Ensuring fair treatment of insourcing companies is critical
  • Four in 10 insourcing companies say unfair tax treatment has negatively impacted their US business operations and more than a quarter have faced discrimination in bidding on government contracts.