FDI-Qualified Community Certification

International companies invest billions of dollars each year in “greenfield” industrial projects. U.S. communities eager to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can differentiate themselves through certification as an “FDI-Qualified Community”. Together with the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC), Navigator developed a unique certification program recognizing communities which offer the business location assets, cultural competence and project management expertise that international executives and site selection consultants demand.

Twelve Economic Development organizations have already qualified as FDI-qualified after intensive assessment of each community’s workforce, talent pipeline, logistics, quality of life, business support infrastructure, industrial property and economic development leadership.

FDI Qualified Communities:

NavigatorSelect Site Certification

Navigator Consulting partners with PlazaSource to offer Site Certification and Site Assessments for landowners, developers and economic development organizations. PlazaSource is a San Antonio-based consulting group headed by Tony Ramirez. The Navigator PlazaSource collaboration brings together site selection, site assessment and site certification expertise with the extensive analysis and marketing support for communities looking to expand local business opportunities.

Why Certify your Property or Site

  • Accelerate time-to-market timeline for clients seeking sites
  • Increase competitiveness and marketability by offering development-ready sites instead of untested properties
  • Ensure reliable and quality data on development-ready sites
  • Underscore the quality of sites and enhanced reputation of developers, landowners and the community
  • Underwrite the importance of compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Illustrate the return on investment and reduction of risks to lending institutions and other funding sources

How Can We Help

We implement an industrial site certification program to help developers, landowners and economic development executives increase engagement and reduce delays for companies seeking qualified business locations for new or expanded operations.

We evaluate and certify industrial sites for development in order to increase competitiveness, shorten project timelines and expedite the completion of industrial projects. We are committed to helping landowners succeed in the certification of their properties and sites despite the challenges that might occur.