SelectChicago® helps Chicago businesses attract foreign investors.

We assist local businesses in connecting with Chicago area Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and municipalities. Attend our local Chicago events and travel overseas on tours to meet qualified international investors.


Learn how to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)


Meet potential investors in their country


Promote to matching investors and EDOs

Attend workshops and summits in Chicago

Know how to become a showcase location

Visit featured community locations

Understand how to align with local economic development goals

Learn how to work with foreign investors

Travel to promote investment and trade in Chicago

Start relationships with potential foreign investors

Collaborate with SelectChicago® to foster US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Contact SelectChicago® for details on the levels of sponsorship and prices

Tickets to sponsored events

Options for exhibitor table, banners, presence in print, web, and presentations

Exclusive option for distribution of video and email marketing message

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SelectChicago® delivers FDI know-how in workshops, summits, and conferences. Locally, SelectChicago® organizes Showcase Tours for international delegations to visit Chicago locations to view residential, commercial, and industrial development opportunities.

Sponsor Events

Become a sponsor and promote your Chicago area business to foreign investors and local partners. Sponsor a networking event for Chicagoland businesses under your brand. Or, become a sponsor and host a showcase tour of your investment opportunity.

Call our offices at (847) 584-2688 to promote your services.

SelectChicago® acts as an intermediary to help connect foreign investors with Chicago-area governments, Economic Development Organizations, and public-private partnerships. We provide local knowledge and relationships to help investors complete financial and legal steps. Understand how our deal flow works.

Connect. Grow. SelectChicago®.

Learn About Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Where Chicagoland goes to learn about attracting global investment.

FDI 101 FDI 201
For businesses looking to attract foreign investors

What foreign investors look for in partnerships, joint-ventures, mergers and acquisitions

  • Market size and opportunities
  • Technology and operational tools
  • Maturity of supply chain and logistics
  • Quality of Chicago workforce
  • Regional data and use cases
  • Target imports to convert to FDI

Success stories of FDI networking

For EDOs, municipalities, large employers, and commercial developers

What investors are looking for in specific industries

  • Market size and growth
  • Tax and funding incentives
  • Risk management
  • Economic development and real estate
  • Urban planning and site design
  • Data tools and analysis

Case study

Q&A and networking

SelectChicago® adds events throughout the year. Register online at Eventbrite.