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  1. 1. Keith@Blackey.net Keith Blackey 15 Benefits to the UK from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 22 Benefits to Locating in the UK
  2. 2. Keith@Blackey.net 15 Benefits to the UK from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  3. 3. Keith@Blackey.net Why FDI • Nations are increasingly competing against each other to attract strategic global investments that support economic growth & fund economic transformation. • Competition for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is intense & success is increasingly determined by the ability of a country to develop & implement a range of policies, regulations & standards that create a superior business & investment climate.
  4. 4. Keith@Blackey.net UK FDI Benefits 1. Increased capital 2. Increased employment 3. Infrastructure investment 4. Increased productivity – 1 % rise in output of foreign firms in a particular industry will raise technical progress by 0.53 % in domestic firms in that industry. • Hubert & Pain (2000), ‘Inward Investment and Technical Progress in the UK Manufacturing Sector’, National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Available at: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/pubs/dps/dp175.pdf
  5. 5. Keith@Blackey.net UK FDI Benefits 5. ‘Clean’—service sector 60 % of FDI 6. Access to ‘Best Practices’ – 3/4 of FDI in the UK comes from EU, USA or Japan 7. Increased local market competition 8. Increased technology transfer.
  6. 6. Keith@Blackey.net UK FDI Benefits 9. Increased employee training 10.Increased corporate tax revenues 11.More stable that FPI – “Bolted down and cannot leave easily at first sign of trouble.”
  7. 7. Keith@Blackey.net UK FDI Benefits 12.Faster growth – FDI growing faster than world GDP 12.Increased market for SEE products 13.Limits ability of governments to pursue bad policies.
  8. 8. Keith@Blackey.net UK FDI Benefits 15. ‘Fast track’ to priority industries: • ICT • Business Services • Life Sciences (bio/pharma) • Environmental Technology • Media • Women-owned • High-Tech Engineering: – Automotive – Aeronautical – Marine.
  9. 9. Keith@Blackey.net 22 Benefits to Locating in South East England
  10. 10. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 1. Common language 2. Reduced financial risk—diversified lending & investment. 3. Be part of a dynamic business climate • By 2012, SEE will be one of top 15 regions in the world in terms of labor productivity, competitiveness and employment rates.
  11. 11. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 4. European-centric time zone 5. Rapid/easy access to EU, Middle East & African markets • Highest rate for exporting in the UK—£28 billion exported annually • Heathrow (largest traffic volume international airport in Europe) & Gatwick • Dover, Southampton, Portsmouth • Channel Tunnel.
  12. 12. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 6. Reduced manufacturing & distribution risks 7. Access highly skilled, motivated workers • 88% of working age population holds some form of qualification • 73,000 new graduates per year.
  13. 13. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 8. Sell to a thriving local market • 22nd largest economic region in the world • Largest population of any UK region, with approximately 8 million residents 9. Be part of 2012 Olympic Games festivities & economic boom 10.Access global capital—London is EU financial center
  14. 14. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 11. Free, confidential re-/location advice 12. Grow your R&D edge • Partner w/ 24 universities including Oxford • Region gets 25 % of national R&D expenditure 11. Take advantage of flexible employment regulations.
  15. 15. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 14. Take advantage of Enterprise Hubs & Global Regions programs 15. Low utility costs 16. Attract employees: • Ideal living environment • Moderate living costs • Easy access to London, major towns, rural and coastal areas.
  16. 16. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 17. Connect to the world w/ advanced telecommunications infrastructure 18. Take advantage of attractive business climate • Government-focused economic & social growth area.
  17. 17. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 19. Join industry leaders • ICT: 2nd highest Information & Communication Technology (HW, SW, e- commerce, telecom, electronics) market growth in Europe • Lifesciences: • World’s top 12 pharmaceutical companies • 2nd to USA in developing new medication • Aerospace: 2nd largest in world.
  18. 18. Keith@Blackey.net SEE Location Benefits 20. Similar business culture 21. Positive attitude & affinity to US 22. Follow the leaders—UK is largest recipient of US investment in Europe for over 36 years.
  19. 19. Keith@Blackey.net 22 Benefits to Locating in South East England Questions?
  20. 20. Keith@Blackey.net Keith Blackey • 15 Reasons why the UK Benefits from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) • 22 Benefits to Locating in South East England

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