FDI Center was founded by Andreas Dressler (profile), who is a leading advisor in the field of foreign direct investment. With 23 years of experience in corporate location and investment promotion, he has advised companies from different industries to select the best locations for their operations and secure favorable conditions for their investments worldwide. He has also worked with countries, regions, cities and special economic zones to successfully implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment.
Our team consists of experienced investment attraction specialists that have worked with investment promotion agencies and advisory firms from around the world. We also partner with other organizations for different areas of our work, including worldwide lead generation, specialized research and intelligence tools for investment promotion professionals as well as location advisory and site selection for companies looking for the best location for investment or expansion.
We have worked with investment promotion and economic development agencies at all geographic levels
(countries, states, regions and cities) from around the world on a range of FDI-related assignments.
The following are just some of the projects that we are currently working on
or have completed since starting operations in September 2017:
Developed and delivered the “Winning Investment for Australia” course for federal and state investment attraction professionals from Australia on behalf of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
Provided FDI attraction training to the FDI attraction leadership and team of Invest in Sharjah, the foreign direct investment arm of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
Evaluated and recommended potential locations and advised on recruiting the right professionals for the new North American investment attraction office of a northern European investment promotion agency.
Currently developing a strategy and business development plan for attracting highly specialized energy-intensive yet environmentally friendly industrial operations for a Nordic country.
Currently assessing the potential for attracting investment from Europe as well as the potential impact of free trade agreements including CETA and NAFTA for a Canadian province.
Developed a comprehensive series of FDI training programs that we are currently delivering in cooperation with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA).