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Guidelines for Handling Investor Enquiries,” August 2017.

Prepared by WAVTEQ and Investment Consulting Associates for the Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance project (TPSA), this publication provides practical tips for addressing requests for information from foreign investment prospects, lists guidelines for investor meetings and site visits, and guidelines for MOUs to secure the investment.

Building a Millennial Workforce: The 2018 World Forum highlighted challenges and opportunities.” Gary Daughters. Site Selection Web Exclusive, July 2018. This article highlights how some regions and companies are using innovative approaches to upgrade worker skills for residents that might help attract prospective companies.

Ted Kassinger and David J. Ribner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Background and Recent Developments.” This 2018 power point presentation provides detailed information on U.S. regulation of foreign direct investment, including recent trends regarding the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).


The following sources provide insights for general business attraction (i.e., they are not specific to foreign prospects), but they have information that EDOs can apply to help to nurture foreign firms from leads to prospects and ultimately, committed investors.

Area Development — The Site Selection Checklist: Prepare Your Approach

This article provides a checklist on how to develop a site selection approach that EDOs can use when preparing to engage with foreign investors.

Deloitte: 12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection.

Written for companies looking to invest in a new site, this document provides advice to companies that EDOs can use in improving their own site selection support services.

5-Step Checklist For Your GIS Site Selection Tool.

This article raises questions for EDOs to consider as they develop their online presence to entice investors. It is published by Accrisoft, a vendor providing websites for EDOs.