Acquisition Takes Conway Analytics To Next Level In Tracking Global Investment Data

The business intelligence mined by FDI Compass combined with Conway Analytics’ capabilities will create a first-of-its-kind data engine for the corporate expansion intelligence marketplace.

Conway Analytics, produced by Conway Inc., publisher of Site Selection magazine, has acquired Brazil-based FDI Compass, whose unique software deploys algorithms, artificial intelligence and automation to discover, extract and categorize information about corporate location and expansion activity around the world.

The new layer of business intelligence is the perfect complement to Conway’s proprietary Conway Projects Database, which tracks corporate facility-related location, expansion, investment and job creation activity worldwide.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Conway because of its leadership vision and exceptional team,” said FDI Compass Founder Renato Byrro. “By combining our expertise and innovation capabilities, we will be able to accomplish major breakthroughs for the corporate expansion intelligence marketplace.”

“Nowadays it’s very hard to extract valuable insights from an information avalanche,” said Conway, Inc. President Adam Jones-Kelley. “We will create the best market intelligence software for the corporate growth strategy marketplace by combining Conway’s decades of research, journalism and advisory expertise with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics solutions.”

The new data product will be released to existing Conway customers in August, with a wider release to take place by January 2018.

Byrro’s work with a Brazilian economic development organization gave him a keen understanding of a field where granular data is highly sought after but not always available, and how modern software solutions could provide an answer….

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