A.T. Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index Finds FDI “Ready For Takeoff”

June 11, 2014

Confidence is rising.

That’s the #1 takeaway from the 2014 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.

Key findings from this important annual survey that was released yesterday include:

Renewed Confidence in the Global Economy: Nearly four of every five investors are more optimistic about the global economy than they were a year ago. That compares to 50% in 2013 and 37% in 2012.

FDI Confidence Index 2014 Global Economy Perceptions

Return to Pre-Crisis Levels of FDI: When asked, “When will your company FDI return to pre-crisis levels of FDI,” 37% of those surveyed indicated “It already has” and 27% indicated “it will in within 2014.”

FDI Confidence Index 2014 Company Return

Top Countries for Investment: The United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil top the list of the most likely countries for future investment. A ranking of the top 25 countries is provided below:

2014 FDI Confidence Index and scores

For a more in-depth look at the full study, click here.

Overall, the outlook is brightening. And that’s good news for economic development professionals around the world.

Written by Andy Levine

Andy Levine is Chairman of DCI. Since joining DCI in 1991, he has worked with a broad range of places from “A” (Alabama, Asheville, Australia) to “W” (Wales, Wichita Falls, Wyoming).

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