Economic Development Innovation

Pressing global development challenges could have a catastrophic impact in the years to come if not suitably addressed. Economic Development Innovation (EDI) leverages dedicated to research, open discussions, and best-practices sharing to address ongoing global challenges and accelerate economic development.

Key to Frost & Sullivan’s EDI initiative is the specially constituted EDI council which unites leaders from across the world to deliberate on key global challenges, exchange best practices, and share success stories.

Economic Development Innovation Key 360° Issues


Leverage the opportunity to join a global body of economic development leaders through the EDI council.


Participate in the EDI Council’s global conference to deliberate on critical issues, enable best-practices sharing, and attract investments.


Access exclusive research on critical issues in economic development.


Develop insights from EDI best practices research and benchmark against competition.

EDI Council

The Economic Development Innovation Council is a global body of Economic Development Organization (EDO) leaders who are committed to the growth and success of the EDO sector. The Council does this by uniting EDOs from across the world to deliberate on key global challenges, exchange best practices and share success stories.

David Frigstad, Chairman

To discuss investment, partnerships, or distribution opportunities

Email David Frigstad –
Tel: 1.877.Go.Frost (1.877.463.7678)

David has devoted his career to helping companies generate, evaluate and implement innovative growth strategies. Shortly after graduating university he co-founded a company, which later became known as Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan pioneered and has become a world leader in providing economic, technology, competitive, customer, demographic and best practices research to support clients with their investment and business strategy decisions. Today, the company is focused on helping clients become visionary innovators in their industry. This is done through a unique value proposition based on 360-degree research, a global platform, comprehensive industry coverage and career best practices. This allows Frost & Sullivan to become a company’s growth partner on their Journey to Visionary Innovation.