Each year, the FDI Association acknowledges the vision, dedication or sheer professionalism of actors on the FDI stage. A judging panel comprised of site selection consultants assesses the candidates and provides its recommendations to the FDIA Board in time for the Award Presentations at the annual WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment.
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Awards categories include:
- Deal of the Year - in recognition of the project that generated the largest investment, the most job creation or was in some other way a positive force for the local community
- Agency of the Year - congratulating the government body that has made the greatest effort to anticipate and meet the requirements of foreign investors
- Incentive of the Year - acknowledging the most effective and/or original tool for securing projects
- Politician of the Year - honouring the person in public office whose personal contribution has had the most positive impact on the foreign investment climate
- Destination of the Future - anticipating the next Red Hot Location for FDI
2013 Award WinnersFDI Deal of the Year — Louisiana Economic Development
FDI Agency of the Year — IMG-Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt
FDI Destination of the Future — Business Birmingham
Most Innovative FDI-Attraction Incentive Programme of the Year — Berlin Partner GmbH
FDI Politician of the Year — Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Economic Development Authority.
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