Foreign direct investment may improve a firm's organizational technologies and management skills, and as such can provide a strong stimulus to economic development. A firm which offers foreign direct investment to developing countries may find itself making more profits. Many countries have lower transportation costs, benefiting the firms that give foreign direct investment to a great extent. Planning through a foreign direct investment scheme thoroughly, before beginning, is vital to avoid making any mistakes. Foreign direct investment may open a wide spectrum of opportunities in the trading of goods and services in the host country both in terms of import and export production. Often foreign direct investment brings along the fact that procurement of properties, buildings, and labour can be obtained at a fraction of the cost in host countries than would be the case within the company's home country. Foreign direct investment may grant access to countries that represent some of the large and growing global markets.