Investment Consulting Associates
Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) is a global management advisory firm based in Amsterdam and Boston specializing in corporate location advisory, Supply Chain Management, market entry, incentives advisory, free zone development, economic development strategies, investment promotion strategies, FDI advisory and training & Seminars. ICA offers customized, effective solutions matching its clients’ needs through a combination of analytical industry expertise and stakeholder management. ICA’s global team of multi- disciplinary professionals has worked on numerous projects across all continents, either on behalf of its growing portfolio of corporate clients or as strategic advisor to govern-mental organizations and free zones.
Our professionals have many years of experience in helping companies make difficult (international) location, investment and staffing decisions. This experience is used to provide frank advice to governments and investment promotion organizations on how they fare in competitive situations. We are proud to continue our legacy of work with clients in the public arena and in private industry, matching economic development goals and institutional capabilities with business needs. Our services allow companies, governments, developers and investors to maximize return on investment and build a sustainable relationship between priority sector business and community.
ICA provides the following services:
› Investment and Trade Promotion, Marketing Advisory and Online Presence;
› Organizational Review, Development and Strategic Alignment;
› Investment Attraction, Trade Facilitation, and Economic Development;
› Review of FDI Climate and FDI Opportunity Assessments;
› Free Zones Development and Implementation;
› Industry, Sector and Market Prioritization Analyses;
› Creating Location Value Propositions;
› Location Competitiveness and Incentive Benchmarking;
› Labor Market and Economic Impact Assessments;
› Location Strategy and Site Selection Models;
› Implementation Support and Mentoring;
› Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms;
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