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REUTERS/Mike Blake - The city skyline of San Diego, California, is shown from the island of Coronado, California April 3, 2014.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Innovations Series

Regional foreign investment strategies begin at home

September 30, 2015, Ryan Donahue and Brad McDearman

Cities and metropolitan areas looking to boost foreign investment and jobs typically try to drum up dollars with more aggressive and targeted overseas trade missions. However, a growing number of economic development organizations are realizing that to maximize global opportunities, their first trip should be to their own backyards.

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