The TBIC - Your Platform for European FDI


FDI Trip #3 (2019): Advanced Manufacturing in Switzerland and Northern Italy

05/20 - 05/24/2019

Join us for our third FDI Trip in 2019 to Switzerland. Despite its relatively small size, Switzerland is home to many highly innovative and internationalized advanced manufacturing companies. Join us for a weeklong trip featuring meetings from the tool-making, medical device, and aviation sectors. The trip will also include company meetings in Northern Italy. For more information on the trip and registration, reach out to Christopher (huppertz[at]

TBIC Joint Booth at SelectUSA Invest-ment Summit 2019, Washington, D.C.  

06/10 - 06/12/2019

Each year, the SelectUSA Summit show-cases investment opportunities from every corner of the United States, while high-profile business and government leaders share their insights on the latest trends in business. Become a co-exhibitor at this year's TBIC booth and have promising company meetings arranged for you. Please contact Matthias (beier[at] for further information.

Community Network

The TBIC 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 TBIC Network include the listing in the TBIC 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 TBIC members-only mailing list with news on European FDI in the U.S., legal changes and recent events and access to all TBIC services, including events and delegation trips and access to the exclusive FDI Consultant Forum.

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

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Delegation Trips

TBIC 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 TBIC staff and a member of the TBIC Advisory Council, TBIC 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, TBIC organizes more than eight Delegation Trips to Europe on a first come, first serve basis. Therefore potential participants should indicate their interest in advance.

For more information on our FDI Delegation Trips to Europe, check our upcoming events or get in touch with Stefan (aengenheyster[at] to learn more.

Increase your visibility with investors from Europe

The Transatlantic Business and Investment Council (TBIC) 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 TBIC 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 TBIC is ready to boost your community’s success among European investors.

Past Events

FDI Trip Hannover Messe & Germany
Hannover, Nuremberg Area, Frankfurt am Main Area & Munich, Germany - April 1st - April 5th, 2019

Springt time means Hannover Messe. The TBIC again this year led a successful mission to the show for several prospect meetings at the world's largest industrial goods exhibition. Following our time at Hannover, the delegation made its way South to Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Munich, for additional meetings in the advanced manufacturing and automotive sectors. For more information, click here.

FDI Trip Austria & Bavaria
Vienna, Austria, Munich & Nuremberg, Germany - January 28th - February 1st

The first FDI Trip of 2019 lead a delegation of our members from Vienna Austria, to Munich and Nuremberg, Germany. In the industrial heartland of Europe, the group met with key multipliers, including the Austrian Economic Chambers and SelectUSA, and met with company representatives from the automotive, aviation, machinery and many other sectors. For more information, click here.

TBIC Special FDI Trip
Greater Frankfurt Area, Germany, December 3rd - 6th 

For its last FDI Trip in 2018, the TBIC brought a delegation of its members to the greater Frankfurt area in Germany. During our time in Frankfurt, the delegation met with key multipliers, as well as innovative new companies and established family-owned manufacturers that look back on a long regional history that are looking to set up shop in the United States for the first time. For more information, click here.

TBIC FDI Trip Switzerland & Italy
Zurich, Switzerland and Milan & Turin, Italy - November 26th  - 30th

In November 2018, the TBIC led a delegation of its members to Switzerland and Italy for another successful FDI mission.  The trip started in Zurich, with a meeting with a promising advanced manfuacturing company looking to establish its first U.S. production facility. Afterwards, the delegation headed to Northern Italy for additional company meetings and a conference on U.S. market entry jointly organized with our Alliance Partner AICE Unione. For more information, 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 TBIC 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 TBIC 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 TBIC 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 TBIC 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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