Case Studies

DCI has worked with more than 400 cities, regions, states and countries around the world, helping them attract both investment and visitors. Here, we profile economic development clients from across the globe by sharing their case histories.

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and EPB, Chattanooga’s municipal electric utility, came to DCI to help launch the nation’s fastest fiber-optic broadband network. View Details
City of Carrolton
With the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) adding three new light rail stops in Carrollton, Texas, over the course of the decade, the City of Carrollton is building transit-oriented development (TOD) communities around each light rail stop. The city engaged DCI to help attract both world-class developers and new residents necessary for these real estate projects to succeed. View Details

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
DCI generated media coverage in The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, as well as helped launch a Forbes magazine “cover wrap” campaign to promote the state’s strong business climate. In less than a year, DCI arranged more than 30 prospect meetings and generated several active leads. View Details
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Within six weeks of starting a proactive public relations program for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, DCI placed stories about Oklahoma’s strong economy in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal Online, The Atlantic and AOL Daily FinanceView Details
Southwest Michigan First
During a time of multiple job loss announcements in the Midwest, the Kalamazoo region remained an oasis of growth and turned to DCI to help promote the area as an innovative and business-friendly location, a trend counter to the economic decline being reported for other cities and regions in the Midwest. View Details
Costa Rican Trade and Investment Board
Costa Rica had a highly-educated workforce, but not enough high-paying jobs for its wealth of skilled citizens. DCI helped develop and execute a focused marketing campaign to help the country attract more electronics and high-tech manufacturers, while raising Costa Rica’s profile among the global business community. View Details
Proexport Colombia
In an effort to increase investment, international tourism and exports, Proexport Colombia hired DCI to help spread the word to consumers and potential investors that Colombia is one of the world’s top emerging markets and will continue to be an attractive global destination for business and travel. View Details
International Business Wales
As Wales transitioned from an economy based on heavy industries to a technology and services-driven market, the country pursued four distinct target industries. International Business Wales needed to hone its message and the country’s value propositions to communicate its location advantages clearly to C-level executives. View Details
El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation
Perceived as a quiet border town in West Texas, El Paso wanted to promote Fort Bliss as it experienced one of the nation’s largest net gains of military personnel. The El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation also turned to DCI to promote the city’s unique border location for attracting investment. View Details
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
With the decline of longstanding Pennsylvania industries, such as mining and steel, Governor Ed Rendell introduced and passed the largest proactive stimulus package in the state’s history. Pennsylvania’s economic development officials needed to let senior executives in target companies know about the state’s comprehensive business assistance offerings, world-class workforce and critical mass of educational institutions. View Details
INTERES – Invest in Spain
Spain was often being overlooked as a location for business investment among its European Union neighbors. Invest in Spain hired DCI to help raise the country’s investment profile, demonstrate that it is a credible competitor within Europe and shed its image as a country whose economy was based on agriculture, wine and tourism. View Details