Investment, trade, and other commercial activities form a vital pillar of the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To deepen our economic and commercial ties, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Jeddah and Dhahran are committed to supporting U.S. companies doing business with the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia has a growing and increasingly diverse economy that presents rich opportunities for U.S. firms in a wide variety of sectors, from energy to health care. Since the launch of President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) in 2010, U.S. exports to Saudi Arabia have increased by 82 percent. In this section, you’ll find a short description of Saudi Arabia as an export and investment destination and suggested sources for additional information and research.