Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) is Northern Irelands regional economic development agency. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) of the Department for the Economy (DfE). According to DETIs website it; "supports business growth and inward investment, promotes innovation, research and development and in-company training, encourages exports and supports local economic development and company start up." According to Invest NIs website: "Our role is to grow the economy by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland. We are part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies, making the most efficient use of available resources. Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programs, support and expert advice. We principally support businesses in the manufacturing and tradeable services sectors." According to disclosures under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Invest Northern Ireland is engaged in lobbying U.S. legislators or government bodies.