Foreign direct investment may improve a firm's organizational technologies and management skills, and as such can provide a strong stimulus to economic development. In many cases foreign direct investment is able to provide a firm with new markets and marketing channels. Foreign direct investment may prove to be the best way to expand foreign markets when licensing seems unsafe. Foreign direct investment may turn out to be the source of high profits that a firm will pass on to its employees. When firms take interest in foreign direct investment they must realize that there are certain requirements that should be met, primarily the need for competitiveness of the firm. Foreign direct investment may grant access to countries that represent some of the large and growing global markets. Foreign direct investment helps in increasing the salaries of the workers, thus enabling them to get access to a better lifestyle and more facilities in life.