Client Testimonials

The Columbus Region

“ResearchFDI has performed exceptionally well for economic development lead generation. We have used the firm for both appointment setting at tradeshows and international market visits. Bruce and his team listen closely to our objectives for each individual activity and deliver against our unique needs. We highly recommend them.”

Matt McQuade

Managing Director, Business Development

NV Energy

“Working with Bruce and his team has always been a great experience.  Their attention to detail is much appreciated. Their willingness to debrief, take feedback, and constantly improve the process provides better and more productive missions, ultimately building a good return on investment.  Look forward to working more with the team in the near future.”

Jeff Brigger

Director, Business Development

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development

“With a tight time-schedule and lofty expectations, we asked the ResearchFDI team to put together a strong itinerary of meetings both on-site and off-site at one of the nation’s largest defense and security trade shows. Bruce, and the team came through for us leading to a successful week of meetings with industry leading companies.”

Steve Morey

Director of Business Recruitment

Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation

“As we approach one full year of working with ResearchFDI, we are confident at having made the right decision to utilize their expertise to enhance our investment attraction strategy. ResearchFDI team has delivered high-value meetings with corporate executives looking to locate operations in the Gulf Coast of Texas”

Tommy Kurtz

Senior Executive VP, Business and
Strategic Development

Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance

“We have been using ResearchFDI’s lead generation services for over five years, leaning on their expertise to deliver us investment prospects at various U.S. trade shows such as SEMA, CON-AGG, World Ag, Fabtech and IMTS. We have always been highly pleased by ResearchFDI’s commitment to delivering high-quality results in a timely fashion, with client-friendly pricing and a relentless approach towards customer satisfaction.”

Sean Dyke


Waterloo EDC

“ResearchFDI has been a real pleasure to work with in generating FDI meetings for our missions in the NYC and Boston areas. They are 100% reliable, effective and a real partner. As a result of this relationship, we landed two FDI wins from NYC resulting in 50 jobs.”

Catharine Gerhard

Sr. Business Development Officer

North Carolina's Southeast

“North Carolina’s Southeast has contracted with ResearchFDI on a variety of marketing events across multiple geographic areas. They have been able to consistently set high quality appointments with well qualified companies. These company meetings have resulted in new business locations in our region. Bruce and his staff are highly professional and aggressively work to meet their client’s needs. I would strongly recommend them as a partner for economic development.”

Joe Melvin

Director of Business Development

Jobs Ohio

“We consider ResearchFDI, led by Bruce and his great team, to be integral partners for JobsOhio’s North American business attraction strategy. ResearchFDI provides JobsOhio with Canadian lead generation and marketing and in this capacity met all our goals for 2018. However, we expect, and ResearchFDI delivers, much more than an outsourced lead gen service. They are JobsOhio in Canada, our eyes and ears. They provide us with strategy and thought leadership on how to approach the Canada market. Bruce, Max, Davor, and the whole ResearchFDI team relentlessly pursue our satisfaction. You can feel it in every interaction with them. Pairing first-class delivery with world-class customer service ensures JobsOhio as a long-term client at ResearchFDI..”

Lee A. Crume

Global Director of Business Development

Surprise Arizona

“When the City of Surprise was looking to increase our business prospect pipeline, we interviewed many high-quality firms. We were aware that Bruce and his team at ResearchFDI had a top industry reputation as a trustworthy, high-performance organization; however they instantly stood out to us as a firm who genuinely desired to help us meet our objectives, offering a rare combination of quality, customized data analytics and a personalized level of service. We utilized the FDI365 software for one year and were so satisfied with the quality of lead generation that we hired the ResearchFDI team to help us with appointment setting for our upcoming sales missions. ResearchFDI delivered high-quality results during a recent mission to Canada, providing the Surprise team with an organized meeting schedule ahead of time and a thorough briefing that helped us make each meeting meaningful. The Surprise team views ResearchFDI as an important part of our business attraction strategy. Bruce and his team care about the value of service they provide, and they deliver results.”

Jeanine Jerkovic

Economic Development Director

Gilbert AZ

“We have been delighted to work with ResearchFDI as our lead generation partner in North America. Over the past 4 years, Bruce, Omar, and the team have generated over 70 leads for Gilbert, Arizona from all around the world. ResearchFDI is always available for help with logistics and the customer service is second to none. During a recent California mission, ResearchFDI identified a high-value manufacturing lead that led to a site visit to our area just weeks after the appointment. They provide highly targeted leads based on our strategic plan, which is why we would highly recommend them to any organization that wishes to generate high-value leads.”

Jennifer Graves, CEcD

Deputy Director, Economic Development

Nebraska Public Power District

“We have been extremely pleased with our work with ResearchFDI to assist us with lead generation services. The team always take the time to listen to our goals and objectives for each target and follows through on all of the deliverables. In today’s competitive business climate, utilizing ResearchFDI has saved us an incredible amount of resources by getting to the audience we want to build relationships with directly. They are a great partner for economic development to generate high-value leads.”

Mary Plettner

Economic Development Manager

Greater Zurich Area

“ResearchFDI has repeatedly proven an outstanding commitment to delivering results of great quality in a very timely fashion. Greater Zurich Area used ResearchFDI for lead generation and appointment setting in a number of U.S. cities. The team at ResearchFDI thoroughly analyzed Greater Zurich Area’s needs and delivered highly targeted results.”

Lukas Sieber

Executive Director North America

One East Kentucky

“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”

Charles Sexton

President & CEO

One East Kentucky

“ResearchFDI’s lead generation training made me feel confident that I can manage my leads effectively. I feel like I have the tools that I need to attract projects for my community. The curriculum was on-point and the staff were very knowledgeable and professional. ResearchFDI has set us up for success! ”

Jodi Ashby

Executive Director

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