November 23, 2015

How to (re)invent your city as an investment destination?

Last week I had the chance to step on the stage of 16th Regional Development Conference in Tokaj, Hungary. I were talking about the city-level investment promotion and its most important precondition, the cluster-based economic development.


October 19, 2015

How to attract investments in the age of industry 4.0

Boston Cosulting Group's new analysis points out: digital industrial technologies assisted manufacturing (referred as Industry 4.0) creates a lot of challanges and opportunities for economic developers.

"Industry 4.0 creates jobs" source:

October 7, 2015

Now I'm a validated expert in European Union's urban development program

I can proudly announce, that last week I was validated to European Comission's urban development program, the URBACT III. I'm an ad hoc thematic expert on local economic development/investment promotion, which means, I'm listed in URBACT thematic expert database and urban developers can choose me when their project requires skill development or consulting on investment promotion.

September 17, 2015

How to write a successful blog to commercial site selectors

Does economic development blogging worth time and effort? Absolutelly, If you do it on the right way. In the 2015 edition of my economic development blogging guide I try to provide some insights to successful blogging:

August 18, 2015

Support site selectors' job and Google will like your location


Corporate site selection is not a simple job: team members have to collect and analyze information about locations they probably never saw in a site selection process they probably never did. Site selectors are hunger for site information like real estate market, HR map, local regulations and incentives etc. They have site selection consultant or not, but sooner or later they will search information via search engines.
And this is the moment of truth for smart place branding experts:

June 15, 2015

My very first Webinar about online FDI project acquisition

The Michigan-based were so kind to invite me to create an On-Demand Seminar. Voila!

Special thanks to Kathleen who tolerated my English accent. And a lot of thanks to you who will tolerate it, too.

May 21, 2015

Offline business events vs. online support of site selection

Economic developers and business park marketers trust typically in offline business networking events when it's about investment project acquisition. Now let's see what are the main advantages of online location marketing compared to old school business event marketing?

April 20, 2015

Support site selectors' job and they will like your location

Site selectors have to present about the potential locations to their board. Help them: create 'instant' site selection presentations about your target industries and potential sites, highlighting your location. In the 2015 edition of my presentation you can learn more about the topic:

March 24, 2015

The new economics of economic development

Honestly said, I just read now the classical 1998 article of Michael Porter: the Clusters and the new economics of competition. It summarizes perfectly what I think about the new approaches of economic development and investment promotion. Shortly: cluster development should be the future of economic development, because location-related benefits are what really matter.

February 20, 2015

How to make your location visible for foreign direct investors?

Foreign direct investments can deliver a great prosperity for cities and business parks - the only question how to make your location visible in the crowd? The 2015 edition of my FDI project acquisition guide would like to help you to answer the question:

January 15, 2015

The shifting economics of global manufacturing: lessons for EDOs

The Boston Consulting Group recently published a great analysis about the changing landscape of global manufacturing. There are some important lessons for economic developers and realtors.