This advanced course teaches the core components to bring the world economy to your community’s front door. Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. Attendees will learn how to attract foreign investors, from identifying targeted sectors to engaging new businesses. They will also explore how to facilitate exports in their community, with an emphasis on how existing federal and state programs can assist. The course will cover all aspects of doing business with foreign entities, from cultural differences to tax and financing issues. All economic development course completed at Georgia Tech Professional Education may be applied toward International Economic Development Council (IEDC) certification and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.