Investment Attraction Training for Economic Development Professionals
Develop best practices and master the skills to effectively attract investors to your region

Successfully delivered 500+ training projects to EDO’s and IPA’s across the world

Research FDI client Canada
Research FDI client Edmonton Global
Research FDI client Enterprise Florida
Research FDI client Invest Chile
Research FDI client Invest Easter France
Research FDI client One East Kentucky
Research FDI client Ontario Food Cluster
Research FDI client Ontario East Economic Development
Research FDI client AICEP Portugal Global
Research FDI client Quebec International Economic Development
Research FDI client Western Iowa Advantage
Research FDI client World Bank Group
What We Do

What We Do?

  • Our investment attraction training programs are designed specifically for economic development and investment attraction professionals who want to improve their ability to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and inward investment projects

  • We offer a range of comprehensive training services that cover everything from targeting and lead generation to outreach and closing deals
What We Do
The Benefits of Our Investment Attraction Training Services

The Benefits of Our Investment Attraction Training Services

By partnering with us, economic development and investment attraction professionals will gain access to the latest trends and best practices in attracting investments.

You’ll learn how to effectively target the right investors, craft compelling investment pitches, and build relationships with key decision-makers.

With our help, you will be able to generate more leads, attract more investments, and position your region for long-term success.

  • Learn from industry experts with years of experience in investment promotion and attraction
  • Proven methodologies and best practices used by the world’s most successful investment promotion agencies
  • Gain skills to attract investors, from identifying target sectors and companies to closing deals with corporate decision-makers
How Our Training Programs Work

How Our Training Programs Work

Our training programs are adaptable and scalable to meet the specific requirements and capabilities of any organization, whether it’s local or federal, public or private, large or small.

  • Work with expert trainers to develop best practices and gain the tools and knowledge needed for investment attraction success
  • Flexible learning options with both online and in-person training courses available
  • Comprehensive FDI training covering all aspects related to FDI promotion and attraction
  • Group training available for any size and can be conducted on-site or online, making it accessible anywhere in the world
How Our Training Programs Work

Ready to take your investment attraction efforts to the next level? Sign up for our training courses today and start generating high-quality leads and attracting new investments to your region.

What our clients say

Karra-Lee Gerrits

Karra-Lee Gerrits

Edmonton Global

Valuable Experience

As an economic development professional at Edmonton Global, I recently took part in ResearchFDI’s investment attraction training and it was an incredibly valuable experience. The tailored training provided practical tools and strategies that I have already applied to my work, resulting in a noticeable improvement in our ability to attract investment. I highly recommend this training to any economic development professional looking to enhance their investment attraction skills.

Cara Finn

Cara Finn

Ontario Food Cluster

Highly Knowledgeable

As a rural economic development professional targeting Agrifood businesses, I highly recommend ResearchFDI's online investment attraction training. The trainers were highly knowledgeable and tailored the program to our needs, providing practical tools and strategies that have had a marked impact on our organization's ability to attract investors. Despite the online format, the training was engaging and interactive, and the focus on the Agrifood sector was particularly valuable.

Sean Dyke SOMA

Sean Dyke



As a seasoned economic development professional at the Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance, I highly recommend ResearchFDI’s investment attraction training. What impressed me most was that ResearchFDI created a tailored plan of action for our organization. The trainers were knowledgeable and engaging, making the learning experience effective and enjoyable. Overall, I am grateful for the valuable insights and strategies gained from the program.


Investment attraction trainings are programs designed to help economic development and investment attraction professionals improve their ability to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and inward direct investments. It covers a wide range of topics, including database development and sourcing, targeting, lead generation, cold outreach techniques, and deal closing, and is presented in strategic modules that are scalable to meet the specific needs of any organization.

Investment attraction training is ideal for economic development, investment attraction and public business recruitment professionals who want to improve their skills in attracting investments to their region. It is also beneficial for government agencies, site selectors, business associations, and other organizations looking to improve their investment attraction capabilities.
The length of investment attraction training varies depending on the program and the specific needs of the organization. Some programs can be completed in a few hours, while others may take several days or weeks.
Investment attraction training provides economic development professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in attracting foreign direct investment. It can help organizations to develop effective marketing campaigns, build stronger relationships with investors, and close more deals. Ultimately, investment attraction training can help EDO’s and IPA’s grow their local economy and create jobs.

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