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We work on every continent with partners at every level of economic development, from regional to global players. That means that we have access to world-class information, which we turn into intelligent insights to help you achieve economic development success. So take what you need: our knowledge is your power. This is how ROI Research on Investment interprets the world.

Webinar: The Impact of Automation on Investment Attraction

Webinar: The Impact of Automation on Workforce and Investment Attraction Learn more Work with us Download Slides In this webinar, we'll explore how automation has led [...]

Invest in Finland: Case Study

ROI has helped Invest in Finland navigate the challenges of its focus on FDI from North America. Learn more Work with us Invest in Finland is the government investment promotion [...]

SoftBank’s Influence on FDI

SoftBank’s Vision Fund is transforming technology investment and growth around the world. Check out this infographic to see a breakdown of their investments and our take on the impact they are having.

The Impact of Automation on Global FDI

After the 2008 financial crisis there was a significant decrease in global trade of manufactured goods.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO): Case Study

The JETRO offices around North America have been benefiting from a long-term partnership with the ROI team, which has led to a number of successful investments into Japan! Learn more Work with us [...]

Your EDO and Artificial Intelligence

What does the spread of AI mean to your EDO? Regions that invest in STEM and promote the use of AI through smart city technologies will be ahead of the game.

Tradeshows Calendar – June to August 2019

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Planning on attending tradeshows this summer? Download our list of tradshows for June-August 2019 that are aimed for economic developers.

The Best Countries for Business

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Discover the Top 30 Best Countries for Business in 2019. Find out who moved up in standings, who had the biggest falls in position, and what notable economies didn’t perform as expected.

2019 Drone Industry Trends and Companies to Watch

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Drones are now gaining popularity for consumer, commercial, and civil government use. By 2026 commercial drones will have an annual impact of $31 billion to $46 billion in the US alone.

Site Selection: Are You Being Noticed?

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We recently conducted an in-depth survey, targeting industry leaders to find out what an EDO can do to ensure they are on the radar for site selection.

Labor Force Growth % by Country

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We produced an infographic that tracks OECD labor force growth data per selected countries when averaged from 2012-2017 data.

FDI Aerospace Industry Trends for the US and Canada

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Research shows that North American corporations are directly responsible for 60% of all Aerospace investment in the region. Western Europe accounts for 30% of Aerospace investment in North America, of which 60% originates in The United Kingdom and France. Quebec and Florida together land 25% of all European aerospace investment.

FDI Aerospace Industry Trends for Western Europe

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ROI Research On Investment has traced the origin of more than 350 FDI projects in Western Europe from 2003 to today; more then half (47%) of the FDI projects are from the U.S. and Canada.

Business Executives are Turning to FDI for Growth Opportunities

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Based on the 2016 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, ROI Research on Investment has prepared an infographic that summarizes the top trends and patterns in foreign investment.

North Eastern Strategic Alliance: Case Study

Johnson Controls has broken ground on a $150 million battery recycling facility in Florence, South Carolina, that will create approximately 250 jobs. Learn more Work with us The North Eastern [...]

LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION 2015

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Infographic that summarizes the findings of a market analysis of the 100 largest metropolitan economies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

FDI RANKING FOR IBERO-AMERICAN CITIES

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Overview of the leading cities ranked by investment destination and origin, for both inter-ibero-american FDI and intra-ibero-american FDI.

Invest in Thailand: Case Study

Caterpillar Announces Thailand Expansion and creates 900 Jobs Learn more Work with us The Thailand Board of Investment acts as Thailand’s marketing arm and actively promotes the country worldwide [...]

THE EASIEST COUNTRIES FOR BUSINESS IN 2016

THE EASIEST COUNTRIES FOR BUSINESS IN 2016

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Based on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 Report, ROI Research on Investment summarized the most important highlights for economic developers. Discover the easiest places for business and the top improvers of the year.

WHY COMPANIES EXPAND: MOTIVATIONS AND BARRIERS

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Infographic that summarizes the main concerns that Senior Executives face when they are establishing operations in a foreign country.

2015 U.S. ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEVELS BY STATE Infographic

2015 U.S. ENTREPRENEURSHIP LEVELS BY STATE – Part 2 of 3

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Infographic about US state trends of start-up activity in 2015.

2015 FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

2015 FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

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Based on the 2015 FDI Confidence Index, we created this infographic illustrating information about investors’ views on FDI.

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS 2015: CANADA AND THE US, TWO GREAT DESTINATIONS FOR INVESTORS

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS 2015: CANADA AND THE US, TWO GREAT DESTINATIONS FOR INVESTORS

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Infographic focused on Canadian and US 2015 rankings for global competitiveness according to the Global Competitive Index (GCI).

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FASTEST GROWING WORLD ECONOMIES FOR FDI IN 2014

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As outlined by the 2014 UNCTAD World Investment Report, we’ve created an infographic about global FDI inflows.

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EUROPE’S FAST GROWTH COMPANIES IN 2014 – KEY FACTS

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An infographic mapping Europe’s high-growth companies by industry and host country (as per Inc.’s 2014 Europe 5000 list).

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THE EASIEST PLACES TO DO BUSINESS IN THE WORLD IN 2015

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Based on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 report, we generated this infographic highlighting the 10 easiest economies to do business in the world.

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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: TOP 10 PERFORMING COUNTRIES IN 2014

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According to the 2014 World Investment Report we have prepared an infographic illustrating the top 10 performing countries in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI).

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TOP 10 CITIES FOR GROWING AND EXPANDING BUSINESSES IN EUROPE IN 2015

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Based on the Inc. 5000 Europe list, we developed this infographic to illustrate Europe’s top 10 cities for fast-growth companies in 2015.

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