Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are essential components of a local economic development strategy. According to the 2017 World Investment Report: Investment and the Digital Economy, global FDI is expected to rise by five percent, to almost 1.8 trillion in 2017. The United States, China and India have, and continue to be the top prospective destinations for FDI. The Florida Chamber’s most recent Florida Direct Investment Report found that Florida’s FDI almost doubled year over year.recent.
In the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, it was noted that “an overwhelming 75 percent of investors plan to increase their FDI in the coming three years. Although this intention to increase FDI is consistent across both regions and sectors, investors based in Asia (79 percent) and those in the IT sector (83 percent) are particularly keen to boost their level of FDI.”
What is Your Community’s Strategy for Attracting FDI?
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