Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Initiative
As the name implies, the Foreign Direct Investment Initiative (FDI) works to attract foreign investment to North Carolina’s Eastern Region. Whether it’s establishing or acquiring a facility in the Eastern Region, investing in an existing business in the Region, developing an alliance or joint venture with a firm here, or licensing intellectual property, the FDI works to make it happen.
The people at FDI help in a wide variety of ways. They can enlist the U.S. Department of Commerce for help both in this country and in the foreign country (or countries). They can do initial research on possible investors and contact prospects to verify interest. They can identify potential allies, obstacles and solutions. They can also help build and maintain relationships with foreign investors. In short, they’re here to make foreign investment work for the benefit of all.
And what attracts foreign investment to North Carolina and the Eastern Region? The list of reasons is long, here are a few:
- more than 170 million people within 700 miles
- free comprehensive workforce development training
- excellent educational systems
- world-class transportation and communications infrastructure
- new and expanding industry support programs
- competitive tax rates, low operating costs
To compete and thrive in today’s global marketplace, you'll find that the Foreign Direct Investment Initiative can be an invaluable asset.