TVA has an affiliation with the Professional Learning Laboratory, a network of professional economic development trainers and their guests, who offer webinars on topics specifically designed for the economic development practitioner, their staff, and supporters. The webinars are offered at a discount for individuals or groups through the TVA registration link below.
Webinar: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to Your Community
Presented by: Amy Koscielak, American Electric Power
Hosted by: Jami Gibson, Whittaker Associates, Inc.
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 1:00 P.M. Central; 2:00 P.M. Eastern
Run Time: 90 minutes (60 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A)
What the Webinar Will Cover:
The United States has been the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) since 2006. While the inflow of FDI slowed as a result of the Great Recession, it is again on the upswing, and there is tremendous potential to increase the flow into your community, bringing additional jobs and boosting the local economy.
The Pro Learning Lab’s first webinar of 2014 will focus on how your community can more effectively attract FDI. In this session, we will discuss FDI trends, and research tools and data that can help you build a framework for creating a local strategy to attract foreign direct investment.
Amy Koscielak, Economic Development Analyst, American Electric Power
To support AEP’s FDI attraction strategy, Amy monitors trends and directs research to identify target source markets, industries and companies. She translates the research findings into marketing strategy, messages, and outreach tactics.