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Date July 28-29, 2016

Location San Diego, CA

SelectUSA at IEDC’s FDI/Exports Training Course

On July 28-29, in San Diego, CA, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) will host a training course on how foreign direct investment (FDI) can spur economic development. Attendees will learn how to attract international business to their locations, as well as how to utilize federal and state resources to promote exports from their communities. SelectUSA Investment Services Director Anne McKinney will be one of the instructors for this course.

From IEDC - Course Highlights:

  • Understanding how the federal government specifically supports EDOs in pursuit of FDI and in growing exports, especially among small to medium sized businesses
  • In-depth coverage of how to make the most of trade shows and trade missions, including working with elected officials and dealing with the press
  • Explanation of why an investor would be interested in setting up operations in the United States, and the means by which they may undertake investment from mergers and acquisitions to new greenfield development
  • Private and public financing programs that ensure exporters of any size have access to capital and insurance
  • How foreign business climates differ from that of the United States, and how to navigate in new markets, as well as welcome different cultures into your community
  • Review of trade policy including what steps can be taken if a company encounters trade barriers, such as tariffs or unnecessary regulation

Contact/Information For more information, including registration, please visit the event website.