WASHINGTON, DC—APCO Worldwide is partnering with Montreal-based market research firm ROI Research On Investment to help clients identify economic development opportunities.

ROI provides specialized expertise in investment prospecting for government economic development agencies, commercial CMOs and sales executives. Together, APCO and ROI will collaborate as global strategic partners to identify new international business opportunities and offer integrated services to their clients.

According to Robert Schooling, managing director of APCO’s Washington, DC, office, “There is a natural synergy between the individual work of each of our firms, and we see a great opportunity to increase our global investment and communication opportunities and expand the scope of our services.”

APCO and ROI previously worked together for clients including the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, providing investment prospecting and representation services for life sciences, digital media, business services and IT companies in the United States; the provincial government of New Brunswick, identifying companies from India considering expansion to eastern Canada; Sterling Special Economic Zone, conducting a study to identify foreign direct investment opportunities in Gujarat State, India; and the Thailand Board of Investment, organizing a tour of Thailand’s automotive and steel industries for journalists.