The EAIC - Your Platform for European FDI


FDI Trip #4: Switzerland & Southern Germany

05/14 - 05/18/2018

Join our delegation trip to Switzerland with company visits and multiplier meetings, networking & 1-day workshop with potential leads in May 2018. Please contact Stefan (aengenheyster[at] for further information and registration.

EAIC Joint Booth at SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

06/20 - 06/22/2018

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. If you are interested in co-exibiting with the EAIC at the summit or setting up meetings please contact  Matthias (beier[at]

EAIC Special Delegation: IT Technology, BioScience and Outdoor

06/14 - 06/19/2018

This June, the EAIC will lead a delegation of its members on a FDI Trip that will feature a visit to the CeBIT, one of the world's leading technology trade shows, meetings with key BioScience companies in Bavaria, and meetings at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen. To join this exclusive opportunity, please get in touch with Christopher (huppertz[at]

Community Network

The EAIC Community & Member Network offers a unique opportunity to become part of a dynamic and strong platform of U.S. communities in Europe.

The special benefits available to members of the EAIC Network include the listing in the EAIC Membership Directory, which is actively circulated among potential European investors, site selectors and vital FDI-Institutions all over Europe. A Membership includes access to the EAIC members-only mailing list with news on European FDI in the U.S., legal changes and recent events and access to all EAIC services, including events and delegation trips and access to the exclusive FDI Consultant Forum.

Find out more about the benefits of an EAIC Community Network Membership . 

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Delegation Trips

EAIC Delegation Trips to Europe offer a unique opportunity to get in direct contact with main FDI stakeholders, multipliers and companies in Europe. Accompanied by experienced EAIC staff and a member of the EAIC Advisory Council, EAIC brings you into contact with organizations and business institutions who will be useful partners for future lead generation and visit companies who are planning to build up or expand their production in the U.S. 

In 2018, EAIC organizes more than eight Delegation Trips to Europe on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore potential participants should indicate their interest in advance.

Our next delegation trip will take us to Germany for the Anuga FoodTec Trade Show from 19th to 23rd of March 2018. Check our upcoming events or get in touch with Stefan (aengenheyster[at] to learn more.

Increase your visibility with investors from Europe

The European American Investment Council (EAIC) provides an effective platform for local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) to market themselves to potential investors from Europe, by means of a widely distributed membership and conferences designed to connect EDOs to potential investors and multipliers.  

European Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has become one of the most important sources of manufacturing job growth in the U.S. It is still challenging for most EDOs to attract these investments to their communities.

The EAIC bridges the gap between EDOs and European investors searching for a location in the U.S. Our Advisory Council consists of Site Selectors, Consulting Firms and other advisers who are experienced with FDIs. They know exactly what European investors are looking for and what information they need in order to decide where to invest. The multilingual and well connected team of the EAIC is ready to boost your community’s success among European investors.

Past Events

FDI Trip Team Texas Hannover Messe & West Germany
Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessia, April 23rd - 27th

In April, the EAIC led a delegation of local representatives from the regional partnership Team Texas to the Hannover Messe and West Germany. During a week of meetings, first at Hannover Messe and then in the key German regions of North Rhine-Westphalia and Hessia, the delegation had the chance to meet with decision-makers of promising companies from a variety of industries looking to expand in the United States. For more information on our trip, please click here.

FDI Trip Anuga FoodTec and Germany 2018
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia & the State of Rheinland Palatinate, March 19th - 23rd

In March, the EAIC led a delegation of its members to the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland Palatinate. In Cologne, we attended the Anuga FoodTec Show, the only trade show in the world spanning the entire food-processing and packaging machinery industry. After two very busy and constructive days on the show floor, we proceeded to the State of Rhineland Palatinate to visit two promising companies in the food & beverage sector. For more information, please click here.

EAIC Familiarization Tour Rio Grande Valley Region

Rio Grande Valley, Texas
February 25th - 27th

From February 25th to 27th 2018, the EAIC was hosted by the Rio South Texas Economic Council (RSTEC) for the first Familiarization Tour of 2018. During the trip, Director for European Affairs Stefan Aengenheyster was joined by Advisory Council Members Sebastian Eich, Thomas Schwegmann, Florian Stamm and Dr. Ullrich Kämmerer.  Through visits to key sites, infrastructure projects, educational institutions and more, the group had the opportunity to learn more about the region's impressive assets. To learn more, click here.

FDI Trip Austria and Bavaria 2018
Vienna, Linz, Munich, Nuremburg, Austria & Germany,
January 22nd - 8th 

Our first FDI mission of 2018 lead our delegation to Austria and Bavaria, Germany, from January 22 to 26, 2018. The trip, whcih kicked-off in Vienna and Upper Austria, and lead the delegation north via Munich to Nuremberg, featured many promising prospects in the automotive, aviation, and advanced manufacturing sector. Once again it was shown that mid-size, family-owned businesses form the backbone of transatlantic investment flows. To find out more, click here.

The Promise of FDI

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has become one of the major sources of manufacturing jobs in the US. As American manufacturers have moved manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico, European manufactures have stepped into the void and created millions of well-paying jobs in local communities all over the United States.

Learn more about these impressive developments and how they have a positive impact and the US and its local Communities.

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Our Services

The EAIC bridges the gap between Economic Development Organizations and European investors searching for a perfect location in the US.

For a single Community it is hard to be heard in Europe and to actively promote its sites and European FDI readiness. Therefore the EAIC offers multiple opportunities to its Member Communities, to benefit from its market intelligence, its European business network and its experience in arranging delegation trips, meetings and events. 

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The EAIC Community Network offers unique opportunities to get in contact with European investors, multipliers and main FDI stakeholders. Besides they benefit from a constant contact to members of the EAIC Advisory Council.
Its members represent America´s most dynamic and FDI friendly Communities. 

»The whole equals more than the sum of its parts«

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