Blog Posts: Spotlight on EDOs
Read guest blog posts from economic developers across the country about how FDI benefits their communities
Mentoring International Success: A Mid-Size Midwestern Municipality’s Mission
Kevin D. Malecek, Director of Economic Development and International Trade, City of Mentor, Ohio
(February 27, 2019) Recognizing the unique approach of a smaller municipality to engage in global trade and investment conversation, the City of Mentor has successfully conducted several trade-oriented seminars to inform area companies on the benefits of overseas business opportunities, pursued potential partners interested in FDI through annual trade missions to Germany and the United Kingdom, and marketed incentive programs essential to the success of those that would examine opportunities in Mentor.
Faribault: The Most Global Small City in Minnesota
By Elise Buchen, Deanna Kuennen, Samantha Markman, and Laurence Reszetar, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
(December 19, 2018) Faribault is just like New York City… if New York City had a population of 24,000, was located an hour south of Minneapolis, and had a median house price of $182,400. In truth, Faribault might be the most global small city in Minnesota, if not the world. Its motto is Small Town Pride, Big City Opportunity, and it has the data to back both of those up.
Building Relationships: The Key to Making Illinois a Top Location for FDI
By Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Intersect Illinois
(October 10, 2018) Through proactive outreach, Intersect Illinois’ project pipeline has nearly quadrupled over the past year; the team is currently working on nearly 100 business attraction projects, more than 50 percent of which are FDI projects. That number is expected to grow as Intersect Illinois continues to market the state’s rich assets around the globe.
The Show Me State Sees Significant FDI
Guest blog post by Steve Johnson, CEO, Missouri Partnership
(April 11, 2018) The United States is poised to re-emerge as a manufacturing superpower, thanks in large part to foreign direct investment. Since January 2017, Missouri has attracted significant investments by foreign-owned companies and from U.S. companies’ reshoring jobs.
Eastern Idaho Secures Its First Foreign Direct Investment (2/9/2018)
Arlington County, Va.: Showcasing at SelectUSA (7/20/2017)
In Idaho, Rural is a Great Investment (6/9/2017)
Finding Unique International Investment Opportunities in Montgomery County, Maryland (6/1/2017)
Companies from 15 Countries Expanded in Oakland County, MI in the Metro Detroit Region in 2016 (4/13/2017)
Professional Football as the Jacksonville Region's Gateway to Foreign Direct Investment (4/6/2017)
Wisconsin Economic Innovation Flows Through International Collaboration (3/31/2017)
Colorado: Attracting FDI by the Numbers (1/12/2017)
Pennsylvania Offers Experience, Knowledge & Diversity to International Companies (12/29/2016)
SEDC: Taking a Regional Approach to Promoting FDI (12/27/2016)
Putting the "Global" in Global Delaware (12/15/2016)
Foreign Investment Breathes New Life Into Ohio City (12/8/2016)