The Global Investment Attraction Group (GIAG) was established to work with Canadian economic development agencies and municipalities to deliver comprehensive economic development, investment attraction and retention strategies and action plans; to heighten their investment readiness and focus; to advise on collaborative investment attraction strategies and models; and to articulate strong value propositions. The GIAG Principals have a bias toward action, having had in-depth front-line operational involvement at the Federal, provincial and municipal levels, and have been directly involved in landing notable new investments and business expansions. The Group is familiar with the global and domestic arenas best suited to targeting prospects, locational criteria, decision makers’ motivations and the factors driving site location choices. The GIAG team also has in-depth research and analytical experience in sector analysis, including drilling down to the most promising sectors and industries for investment attraction to specific jurisdictions, prospect screening and qualification, and in developing marketing strategies.
Global Investment Attraction Group clients have included Toronto Global, Halton Region, Durham Region, investStratford, City of St. Catharines, Wellington County, City of Guelph, Dufferin County and the Town of Orangeville.