The TBIC - Your Platform for European FDI


TBIC Annual Meeting & Conference 2019 - Richmond, VA

11/11 - 11/12/2019

This year's TBIC Annual Meeting & Conference will be held in Richmond, VA. On November 11th, the Annual Meeting will bring together the Community and Corporate Members of the TBIC together with the Advisory Council for an closed-door strategy meeting. The Conference on November 12th will be a high-profile event on transatlantic investment with selected outside guests featuring both panel discussions and break-out sessions on the global economy, direct investment in the food-processing industry, site selection insights and workforce development. Please contact Matthias (beier[at] for more information on registration and possible sponsorship opportunities!

FDI Trip #6: Italy & CIBUS TEC Trade Fair - Food Processing 

10/21 - 10/25/2019

Join our delegation trip to Italy, where among other things we will attend the CIBUS TEC trade show.  The trip will include company visits, multiplier meetings and networking opportunities, including at the CIBUS TEC. As one of the leading global trade shows, CIBUS TEC - taking place in Parma, Italy - is an important driving force of the international food and beverage industry. Accommodation from Monday through Friday and all national travel in Italy are included. Limited participation, first come, first serve. Please contact Christopher (huppertz[at] for further information and registration.

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 Christopher (huppertz[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 Germayn & IAA Trade Fair - Automotive

Dusseldorf, Dortmund & Frankfurt am Main, Germany - September 9th - September 13th, 2019 

During our first FDI Trip this September, the TBIC focused on the automotive industry. The delegation travelled through North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s economically strongest state and home to many automotive companies. Besides company and multiplier meetings, the trip also included a day filled with company meetings at the IAA, Germany’s international automotive trade fair. For more information, click here.

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2019
Washington D.C., USA - June 10th - June 12th, 2019

Once more, the TBIC attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit as the most important forum for transatlantic FDI. With its own booth, close to 30 meetings arranged and a majority of our members in attendance and as co-exhibitors, the TBIC ensured the success of its members to connect with European investors at the show. For more information, click here.

FDI Trip Switzerland & Italy - Advanced Manufacturing
Baden Württemberg, Germany, Zürich & Bern, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy - May 20th - May 24th, 2019

This May, the TBIC embarked on its annual mission to Switzerland. For this year, the mission led the delegates from Southwest Germany, through Switzerland to Northern Italy for meetings with companies from the advanced manufacturing sector. One of the many highlights of the trip included an investment luncheon organized by SelectUSA and in attendance of the U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. For more information, click here.

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

Spring 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.

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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