With this report's release, American policymakers and the general public have a new window on the local realities of Chinese investment in the United States. New Neighbors offers, for the first time, a full estimation of the local investment, operations, and employment effects of Chinese FDI. As of early 2015, Chinese firms directly employed more than 80,000 Americans across the country, and that number is poised to quadruple over the next five years. The personal relationships that develop and the understanding that each side derives from these investments help foster a more peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific region. Just as when American investors first went to China, peace and prosperity are enhanced when Chinese investors create jobs, improve infrastructure, and work side by side with Americans to build a better America, and a better world.