Frederick Cartwright, executive director of CU-ICAR

Fred Cartwright, executive director of CU-ICAR, will be a panelist at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) will be represented at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit, where President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address.

Fred Cartwright, executive director of CU-ICAR, will participate on the panel regarding innovative partnerships with higher education institutions at 3:10 Monday.

“At this year’s SelectUSA Summit, investors from around the world will have the chance to hear directly from President Obama about why there has never been a better time to invest in the United States,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

In addition to Obama and Pritzker, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will speak. More than 30 U.S. ambassadors are personally leading delegations to the summit.

More than 1,200 representatives of international firms and business organizations from more than 70 markets around the world will attend the summit.

SelectUSA is the first-ever U.S. government-wide initiative to promote and facilitate investment in the United States. Through 2014, SelectUSA helped generate more than $20 billion of investments, creating jobs and spurring economic growth. In 2014, 5.8 million people in the United States were employed by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign firms.


Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research is a 250-acre advanced-technology research campus where university, industry and government organizations collaborate. Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science offers master’s and Ph.D. programs in automotive engineering at CU-ICAR and is conducting leading-edge applied research in critical areas, such as advanced product-development strategies, sustainable mobility, intelligent manufacturing systems and advanced materials. CU-ICAR has industrial-scale laboratories and testing equipment in world-class facilities available for commercial use.