The EAIC - Your Platform for European FDI


Save the Date: EAIC Annual Meeting & Conference 2018

10/29 - 10/30/2018

The EAIC Annual Meeting & Conference aims to bring together all EAIC Community and Corporate Members, the Advisory Council of site selection experts, an delegation of European automotive companies, and distinguished outside guests to talk about recent trends in FDI. For more information, registration and sponsoring, click here or contact Christopher (huppertz[at]

FDI Trip #6: Israel & Turkey

09/17 - 09/21/2018

In September, the EAIC will lead a delegation of its members on its sixth FDI Trip to Israel and Turkey. Israel is home to many technologically advanced companies with strong connections to the US, while Turkey is one of the fastest growing sources of FDI in the United States! To join this exclusive opportunity, please get in touch with Stefan (aengenheyster[at]

FDI Trip #7: Germany Automotive & Int. Suppliers Fair (IZB)

10/14 - 10/19/2018

This October, the EAIC will bring a group of our members on its seventh FDI Trip in 2018 to Germany. The trip is dedicated to the automotive industry and will feature two days at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg, Germany - the home of Volkswagen. For more information on the trip and registration, reach out to 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.

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 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

EAIC FDI Summer Reception at SEDC Annual Conference 2018
Mobile, AL, United States, July 30th, 2018

This July, the EAIC was happy to once again participate in the annual SEDC Annual Conference, hosted by our Alliance Partner the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). The conference provided many excellent opportunities to network with our members and discuss recent trends in the industry of economic development - not least at our own FDI Summer Reception, attended by over 50 EAIC members and sponsored by our Corporate Member Jesco, Inc. For more information, click here.

EAIC Matchmaking at Farnborough Airshow 2018
Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 16th & 17th, 2018

With 1,500 exhibitors and the potential for 100,000 visitors, the Farnorough International Airshow is a key event for the global aerospace industry. On July 16th and 17th, the EAIC supported its participating members through company meetings with exhibitors and contacts from our network. To find out more, please click here.

EAIC Special Delegation: IT Technology, BioScience and OutDoor
Hannover, Munich and Friedrichshafen, Germany, June 14th  - 19th

In June 2018, the EAIC led a delegation of its members on a unique FDI Trip to Germany, which lead us from Hannover to Munich and subsequently to Friedrichshafen. In the span of a week, we covered the renowned CEBIT trade show for IT technology, held a workshop for cutting-edge biotech companies in Munich, and spent two days of company meetings at the OutDoor trade show in Friedrichshafen, which covers the whole range of outdoor equipment. To find out more, please click here.

FDI Trip Switzerland, Germany and Italy
Kanton of Zurich, Bern, Southern Germany and Northern Italy, May 14th  - 18th

From May 14th to 18th, the EAIC led a delegation of its members on its fourth FDI trip in 2018 to Switzerland, Southern Germany and Italy. Kicking-off the first day of the trip in Zurich, the group subsequently took a detour to Southern Germany before heading off to Northern Italy. After a promising day of meetings in the food and beverage sector in the general vicinity of Milan and Venice, the delegation concluded its trip in Zurich with a meeting in the aviation industry. For more information, please 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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