Lead Generation for Economic Development

Job creation. Expanding the tax base. Improving economic vitality. Attracting new business investment. Supporting the expansion of established companies – these are just some of your challenges, and we share them. ROI Research on Investment is a global authority on investment attraction and lead generation for economic development organizations.

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What We Offer



Specifically designed for economic development professionals, Gazelle.ai is a one-stop business intelligence and lead generation platform that forecasts company growth and expansion.

Lead Generation

Lead Generation

We connect you with high-growth companies primed for expansion so that you can discuss investment opportunities face-to-face.

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In-Market Representation

You know the importance of having a local presence in your target market to attract international projects, but you can’t be everywhere. We are. And we can be, for you.

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Global Investment
Attraction Services
for a Global Economy

ROI Research on Investment has identified and facilitated over $10 billion of capital investment and the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs. We are a global player and have worked with over 350 economic development organizations and private sector companies worldwide. You’ll find our offices in six major North American business hubs and we have a strategic presence in thirty major business capitals around the world, from Europe to Asia.

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Intelligent Leads Start Here

We combine cutting-edge technology with big data and talented people to identify and target companies primed for expansion.
ROI Research on Investment highly viable and validated leads are extracted from a pool of millions of potential companies, down to a short list of targets that meet your criteria.

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Success Stories

200 Finn software engineers
found new jobs based on a single lead from ROI

Thanks to an intelligent lead provided by ROI Research on Investment, Intel opened a new R&D site in Finland. One year later, the site employs some 200 staff.

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Caterpillar announces Thailand Expansion and creates 900 Jobs

As they wanted to sharpen their focus on meeting long-term customer demand in growth markets, Caterpillar selected Thailand to be home of their new manufacturing plant expected to employ approximately 900 people.

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Johnson Controls breaks ground on $150 Million South Carolina Plant

Johnson Controls has broken ground on a $150 million battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina, that will create approximately 250 jobs. The facility is the first of its kind to receive an air permit in the United States in nearly 20 years.

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Smart & Talented People

We are not telemarketers, and we are not robots. We are physicists, math nerds, marketers, economic developers and business people.

ROI’s research team members are certified and trained in economic development, investment prospecting, site selection, jurisdictional marketing, lead generation and research best practices. We combine powerful data with powerful minds: people who know how to use it, how to analyze it, and how to develop it into intelligent leads that you can build on.

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