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What We Do

The world economy is increasingly volatile, uncertain and the pace of change is ever swift. EDB plays a vital role in charting the direction, growth and transformation of our industries, in order to ensure Singapore continues to remain competitive and well-positioned to take advantage of potential economic opportunities for the future. 

Attract Investments
We facilitate and support local and foreign investors in both the manufacturing and services sectors, as they move up the value chain to achieve higher sustainable returns and seek out new business opportunities. 

Grow Industry Verticals
While Singapore commands global leadership in many areas, we focus on expanding and deepening the capabilities of our industries. We continue to explore new growth areas so as to create good jobs and sustaining Singapore's competitiveness.

Enhance the Business Environment
Through interactions with investors and discussions on developing business activities in Singapore, we work with other government agencies to ensure that the infrastructure and services rendered remains effective and efficient. This ensures that Singapore its premier pro-business environment.

Point Singapore towards the Future
EDB is the compass in preparing the nation for the future. While we have established a strong position in the global economy, more needs to be done in today’s competitive environment in order to safeguard the city's standing in the region and beyond.

Over the past three years, EDB has given me opportunities to engage with stakeholders from a variety of industries ranging from Internet companies, to consumer electronics, and even chemicals companies on Jurong Island. The breadth of work has been extraordinarily wide-ranging, including client pitches, deal structuring and negotiations, identification of emerging growth areas (e.g. augmented reality, artificial intelligence) and the development of company and industry strategies.  

What I enjoy the most about EDB is that every young officer gets to drive and contribute to the changes that are beneficial to Singapore. EDB is one of the few employers where you have the support of senior management to champion bold ideas. Nothing is more satisfying than watching your idea turn to reality, and making a tangible impact on the companies you work with and the lives of Singaporeans.

Crystalbel Foo
Lead, Infocomms & Media