How a targeted FDI attraction strategy can draw data center investments into emerging economies
Emerging economies with increasing internet users are in a unique position to draw in data center investments and grow their digital economies.
How will the decline in venture capital affect FDI?
Venture capital (VC) has been booming for several years, which has ultimately had a significant impact on FDI. But now that global VC funding fell by 35% in 2022, how will this decline affect FDI?
Why investment promotion agencies need to expand their KPIs
Investment promotion agencies (IPAs) need to look beyond job creation and consider a wider range of KPIs in order to accurately capture and measure their broad societal impact.
Gender equality and investment attraction? Key takeaways from our webinars
Following our recently launched initiative “Towards Gender Equality in FDI”, we have summed up the key takeaways and learnings from both webinars in this thought piece.
Renewable energy as a location advantage – essential or nice-to-have?
FDI Center’s Conor Finnegan explains how access to renewable energy can affect companies’ location decisions and what this means for investment attraction.
Data-driven investment decisions – how IPAs can provide value to the location decision process
FDI Center’s Maria Cieslak explains how IPAs can significantly strengthen the appeal of their regions by fostering data-driven investment decisions by maintaining a “one-stop-shop” database of the key parameters companies use to shape their greenfield investment decisions.
Investing in the U.S. – is now the right time?
Following the SelectUSA Investment Summit held in Washington DC this June, here is FDI Center’s Andreas Dressler’s take on what this year’s event meant for corporate decision makers and IPAs.
Sustainable investment policy: the role of investment promotion agencies
The interconnection between sustainability and foreign direct investment (FDI) is real and is happening now. Following our moderation of two panels at the OECD’s Strengthening sustainable investment policies: FDI Qualities Ministerial Council Meeting; here are our key takeaways for investment promotion agencies.
Investment promotion leaders need training too
Investment promotion professionals have very exciting jobs but can often struggle to find professional development that meets the needs of their profession.
Retaining talent in investment promotion
Finding the right talent for your investment promotion agency (IPA) or economic development organization (EDO) can be challenging. Retaining good employees can be even more difficult and turnover rates in the field of investment attraction are typically high. Keeping a motivated, multicultural, multilingual, multigender, and multigenerational workforce is an essential area of focus for your […]