Crispety -I think that believe it or not a lot of companies find overseas investments to be safer than U.S. investments.
The reason remains in the endless financial regulations that Obama imposes on businesses. The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate and now a socialized health care bill that will kill businesses.
Bill Gates recently said that if he would have started Microsoft now he would not have been able to do it because of all of the governmental regulations.
I think that is far easier and less risky to invest in a country like Costa Rica then sadly, the United States. The United States has to reduce business taxes and governmental regulations in order for other countries to seek investments in the United States.
I am afraid that currently the business climate is far too risky right now.