Getting Prepared to Create a Plan

This section highlights some factors a regional EDO should consider before it initiates a strategy development and planning process for international engagement. The first two topics — organizing regionally and managing the planning process — apply to international engagement overall. The last two are specific to FDI.

In this Section

Organizing Regionally for FDI and Exports

Understanding the International Engagement Planning Process and Ingredients for Success

Determining Whether to Expend Resources on FDI

Understanding What Assets or Strengths Matter to Foreign Investors


Additional Resources

It is important to work and collaborate with their state trade offices or their Governor’s international trade offices for the success of trade to be active.