Best Countries for Global Expansion

Last Updated Aug 27, 2010 4:46 PM EDT

While the U.S. economy has slowed, demand for foreign business investment is still on the rise in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Extending your reach outside U.S. borders is a risk, but it can also provide new revenue and profit streams that help companies ride out the recession. It works for the big dogs: General Electric, IBM, and General Motors now make more than half of their revenue offshore.


So how can you make it work for your company? We've staked out 10 countries that are ripe for investment — including the best small, mid-size, and large markets. Read on to find out which foreign markets are strongest for your product or industry — and where new policies and reforms are creating the best incentives to move your operations overseas.