Economic Recovery Services

Our Recovery Services

ROI Research On Investment

Founded in 2003 by Steven Jast, ROI is an award-winning global authority on investment attraction and lead generation for economic development organizations. We are economic development experts dedicated to driving investment to your region.

ROI is comprised of over 60 highly skilled research professionals, throughout Canada, the US and Europe. We're strategically located in key markets where they can build and foster relationships with expanding companies in targeted industries.

In 2017, ROI founded, an AI-powered investment attraction platform that forecasts corporate growth. We combine cutting-edge technology with big data and talented people to identify and target companies primed for expansion.

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About us

Funding Strategy

Economic Assessment

Recovery Action Plan

There are several resources from different federal government agencies and a range of funding sources not limited to the CARES Act.

 We know it can be challenging to navigate grant opportunities and how to leverage other resources for local match and related priority projects. We will help you:

  • Prioritize projects for economic recovery

  • Identify appropriate funding sources

  • Assist with the grants application process

All funding sources will require an assessment of the existing conditions of your community. We will work with your staff to develop a better understanding of your current and future economic outlook. We will help you:

  • Develop plans and tools for resourcing stakeholder engagement for qualitative data

  • Provide local economic indicators for quantitative support

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your current and future economic outlook 

Recovery plans involve significant collaboration and coordination among local and state agencies, private sector, and stakeholder organizations to develop resilient solutions. Before developing a strategic plan, we will help you get your recovery blueprint ready with a Recovery Action Plan (RAP) that will:

  • Identify your community's most pressing priorities

  • Identify local entities best suited to champion each priority

  • Provide recommendations to immediately respond to those identified priority issues 

Start rebuilding today!

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the landscape for economic development professionals. It's vital for economic development organizations to adapt to market conditions and develop strategies to maximize recovery efforts.

We'd like to help. In collaboration with SAGAX Associates, we’ve developed a suite of services specifically for you, including: 

  • Funding strategies
  • Economic assessments
  • Recovery action plans
  • Business development strategies

Let's discuss your organization's needs! 

Submit this form to request a consultation or give us a call directly at +1 (866) 625-5136.

Business Development Strategy

Now is not the time to sit on the business development sidelines. It's time to proactively discover new opportunities and re-assess existing industry / geographical  targets to attract investment and create jobs. We will help you: 

  • Assess regional assets / workforce and review overlap with national trends to uncover investment attraction opportunities 

  • Assess the suitability of targeting industries that are in-demand as a result of COVID-19  or  that may seek to re-shore

  • Re-assess your lead generation mix given restricted travel and trade show participation

  • Identify and schedule "virtual/on-line" meetings with companies considering expansion to your jurisdiction

“ROI has helped my organization adapt quickly to not only overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19, but seek out unique business development opportunities resulting from the pandemic. The ROI team was able to work quickly, shifting to more virtual meetings with companies exploring expansion opportunities meeting worldwide demand brought on by the crisis.”

John Sweeney
Director of Business Development
North Eastern Strategic Alliance 

“With all the uncertainty in the market, it has been very helpful to have the ROI team continue to prospect on our behalf. Through their work we have maintained our overall lead count even through the COVID crisis. We have been very happy with the quality of the virtual meetings the ROI team has helped facilitate with potential investors.”

Eric Voyles 
Chief Economic Development Officer
TexAmericas Center

What our Clients are Saying

“When our travel plans were interrupted, the ROI team was able to pivot and has converted planned in-person meetings to virtual meetings without breaking their stride. These meetings have been very productive as we continue to work on projects and build our pipeline.”

Eric Miller
SVP, Development Officer
Greater Richmond Partnership