Originally Posted by Marin
Gonna need sources on that.
I guess I'll provide some sources for Domino. Not sure if Samsung contributes more to the US economy than Apple. But they are one of the largest investors in the US. They recently invested $4 billion dollars for their plant in Austin. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-13/samsung-to-proceed-with-4-billion-austin-plant-expansion.html
I'm pretty sure the tax Samsung pays to the US isn't chump change either. Here's a link to all the divisions they have in the US. http://originus.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/samsung_electronics/us_divisions/
They're also getting in to the network equipment market. Samsung Telecommunications America won several contracts with US providers to provide LTE network equipment. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-21/samsung-wins-two-u-s-4g-deals-as-company-seeks-expansion-in-network-gear.html
They've also won contracts in other countries like the UK and Ireland.
Just found this article on Forbes stating how much Samsung contributes to the US economy. http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/10/07/memo-to-u-s-politicians-samsung-is-a-very-american-company/
They're also building new R&D center in San Jose. http://gizmodo.com/samsungs-new-r-d-office-will-be-a-san-jose-beacon-724189232
Bascially, Samsung investments tens of billions of dollars in to the US and employs thousands. It's probably going to grow since South Korea and the US signed a free trade agreement. Hyundai/Kia also heavily invest in the US as well. They have 2 plants located in Georgia and Alabama.Edited by stimr2 - 10/9/13 at 2:05am