IEDC Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting

Course Description

This advanced course teaches the core components to bring the world economy to your community’s front door. Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. Attendees will learn how to attract foreign investors, from identifying targeted sectors to engaging new businesses. They will also explore how to facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist. The course will cover all aspects of doing business with foreign entities, from cultural differences to tax and financing issues.

*Note: This course, called advanced because of the specialized nature of the content, is open to all interested participants. Those individuals looking to take courses in preparation for the Certified Economic Developer exam should look to our core and elective courses, as the Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting course does not fulfill the professional development requirements. Current CEcDs can take this course for recertification points.

Course ID: EDEV 1031P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Aug 17, 2017 Aug 18, 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, GA $800 17473

Special Discount

Non-IEDC Members Price Breakdown

  • Early Bird Rate (Before July 5, 2017): $640*
  • Regular Rate (July 6-Aug. 16, 2017): $780*
  • On-site Rate (Aug. 17, 2017): $800

IEDC members receive $150 off non-IEDC member prices with coupon code.* Please contact Leigh Hopkins if you have not received your code in the mail.

*The discounted rate will reflect in your shopping cart at checkout.

Who Should Attend

Economic development practitioners and professionals, local government officials, planners, chambers of commerce, real estate professionals, site selectors, consultants

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn core components to bring the world economy to your community’s front door.
  • Learn how to attract foreign investors, from identifying targeted sectors to engaging new businesses.
  • Facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist.
  • Learn how to do business with foreign entities, from cultural differences to tax and financing issues.

Content

  • Overview of why economic developers should pursue FDI
  • How the U.S. measures up against other countries regarding FDI
  • How to develop effective attraction strategies
  • Challenges practitioners faces when doing business across country lines
  • Technical assistance EDOs provide to companies interested in exporting and businesses currently exporting.
  • Types of insurance and financing programs that companies new to exporting should have access to.
  • Types of resources and federal programs that facilitate exporting.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Leigh Hopkins, AICP