Public-, private-sector clients to benefit from expanded investment promotion, communication services

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6 /CNW Telbec/ - APCO Worldwide and Montreal-based market-research firm ROI Research On Investment will partner to extend services in identifying corporate expansion opportunities, Robert Schooling, managing director of APCO's Washington, D.C., office, announced today.

"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," said Schooling.

"We have had the pleasure of working with ROI in the past, and we look forward to exploring additional success together," said Barry Schumacher, senior vice president and director of APCO's government relations practice.

ROI provides specialized expertise in investment prospecting for government economic development agencies, commercial CMOs and sales executives that complement the high-end integrated communication counsel offered by APCO's nearly 600 professionals in 30 offices around the world. Together, APCO and ROI will collaborate as global strategic partners to identify new international business opportunities and offer more integrative services to their clients. "ROI and APCO have collaborated on a number of international engagements that culminated in great results for our clients. It became clear that further exploring shared opportunities would be a great win for our individual organizations, and more importantly, for our customers," said Steven Jast, president of ROI. "This agreement significantly enhances ROI's international footprint and service offering."

APCO and ROI previously worked together for clients including the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, where they provided 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, where the team identified companies from India considering expansion to eastern Canada; Sterling Special Economic Zone, where they completed a study to identify foreign direct investment opportunities in Gujarat State, India; and the Thailand Board of Investment, where the team organized a tour of Thailand's automotive and steel industries for journalists.


About APCO Worldwide

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune's Global 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.

About ROI Research on Investment

ROI Research On Investment, a specialized market research firm based in Montreal, provides clients around the world with services to enhance their business development and investment prospecting efforts. With a team of more than 60 research professionals, fluent in more than 25 languages, ROI's research capabilities are global in scope. ROI employs the most advanced and innovative research methodologies to provide customized solutions to government and industry clients who wish to enhance their outreach efforts by identifying the most qualified targets for their sales, marketing and business development efforts. For more information, please visit www.roivision.com.

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