This video was created by the Council of Foreign Relations’ World 101.  Additional modules can be found on their website.

Whether you are considering exporting or foreign direct investment opportunities for the first time in your region or you are assisting organizations with exporting or foreign direct investment resources, these topics will offer the tools necessary to develop a strong, strategic plan.

There are several tools available to understand trade and its impact on economic development:

  • StatsAmerica offers analytical tools to help regions on strategic directions
  • ClusterMaps on economic activity
  • Trade Stats Express showcases trade data throughout to the world and how the US competes around the world, in terms of ranking of industries and friendliness of doing business