World Trade Week 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Award Nomination Form

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Award.

The Foreign Direct Investment Award recognizes foreign companies who have established U.S. operations in the five-county area and made significant contributions to the Southern California economy through financial investment in California companies or the establishment of local facilities.

Recipients of the award must be available May 5, 2020, to receive the award at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast in Downtown Los Angeles. 

Deadline to nominate is Friday, March 13, 2020.

*Please note: All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

Company Name
First Name
Last Name
Zip code
Phone number
Fax number
Email Address
Name of nominator if different from above and contact info.
Product(s) or service(s)
Please indicate whether the company is one of the following
If other, please specify
What year was your company established in California?
How many employees do you have?
Estimate of jobs directly attributable to FDI in California:
Percentage of jobs in the Manufacturing sector:
Percentage of jobs in the Management sector:
Percentage of jobs in the Logistics sector:
Percentage of jobs in the Clerical sector:
Total investment range for fiscal year 2018:
Total investment range for fiscal year 2019:

*Total investment range and percentage change must be provided for consideration. Please note: all information will be kept strictly confidential.

Percentage Change from 2019:
Percentage Change from 2018:

*Please attach a document answering the following questions in a detailed narrative:

  • Was your investment a "greenfield operation" or did you acquire an existing company in California?

  • Has new research, technology or employee skills been developed as a result of the investment?

  • What other investments in the community or region has the company made?

  • Are you considering expanding your investment in California? If so, what strategy will you implement?

  • Why did your company select Southern California as a target investment region?

  • Is your foreign investment contributing to the development of new industries or employment specialties?
  • Please complete the above application, including the Declaration of Accuracy* form, by Friday, March 13, 2020.

    *Declaration of Accuracy must be submitted for application consideration. Please return this form separate from your online application. You may return by fax: 213.580.7545, or by email:

    Recipients must be available to receive the award on May 5, 2020, at the 94th annual World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast in downtown Los Angeles.