Roel Spee is Global Leader of IBM-Plant Location International and has over 20 years of experience as a consultant advising corporate executives where to locate businesses around the world. He coordinates these services of IBM-PLI on a global basis working together with consultants and experts in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The global market for foreign investment has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent years. Despite the number of greenfield and expansion projects remaining stable in 2009 – at 9,800 projects – job creation by foreign investors dropped by almost 20% and was at 45% below the 2006 peak....Full Article »