One East Kentucky Case Study in: Lead Generation

Project Summary

ONE EAST KENTUCKY is a 9-County Regional Organization and partnership of Private Businesses, Communities and Chambers of Commerce. One East first contracted ResearchFDI’s services in 2015, for the purpose of assisting with its inward investment promotion objectives by way of targeted lead generation and appointment setting in both Canada and the United States.

Activities and Results

  • ResearchFDI efforts on behalf of One East have, to-date, resulted in the identification and subsequent scheduling of appointments with approximately 250 lead prospects.
  • In 2018, the contract secured a pre-qualified meeting that chose to expand into the One East region. Ontario-based Dajcor Alluminum.
  • The project yielded over $19.6 million in new capital investment and led to the creation of over 265 new jobs.


“We began working with ResearchFDI for industrial recruitment assistance after trying nearly every agency out there. ResearchFDI not only provided more qualified leads, but they were also true partners in our efforts. In late 2017, they set up a meeting for our staff with Dajcor Aluminum in Chatham, Ontario. This initial meeting led to the eventual location of Dajcor’s first manufacturing facility in the United States within the One East Kentucky region. Their project will create 265 new jobs and invest more than $19 Million in Hazard, Kentucky while also being an attractor of additional supply chain companies. Bruce and his team are the best at what they do”

chuck sexton Charles Sexton President & CEO @ One East Kentucky