Donald Trump quickly went on the offensive against the TPP and Nafta, and frequently attacked moves towards globalisation, but has the US's relationship with FDI changed in the past four years?
Massachusetts's wealth of medical schools and prestigious higher education institutions have formed the basis of a thriving biotech ecosystem, which continues to attract FDI.
Illinois is one of the largest US states by population and economic output, making it a major draw for foreign investors.
With the world waiting to see the result of one of the most bitterly fought US elections in history, Investment Monitor offers an overview of the Trump-Biden contest.
Policy parallels between Biden and Trump mean that the Democratic victory may not significantly alter foreign investment to and from the US.
Most of the US states that disproportionately benefit from Chinese investment look likely to vote for Trump again in 2020, despite his anti-China policies.
Populism is 'bad', is the common call, and given the anti-globalist agenda of Trump and company, this counts double for foreign investment. So why are investors still flocking to populist-led countries?
California has a strong track record when it comes to attracting FDI, and it will need to retain its high standing among foreign investors at it looks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.