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NOTICE TO VISITORS: Although this website remains available for reference, the content is no longer being actively updated, nor are we performing project referral work for professional advisors as in 2001 - 2008. Many of the links and search tools may still be useful. If a decision is taken to resume active updates to this website at some point, it will be announced here and involve substantial changes to the content and website design. No such change is foreseen at this time (December 2010) - at least until the US economy improves. For now, the focus of our work is reflected at 
Try our new website: - with new tools for fast business location research and to share news in this market.

Custom tools now make it easy to search across many professional services firms for topics related to business expansion anywhere.

Search: Americas provides  regional and state tools for selective research across the websites of 2000+ states, cities, and counties in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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A similar Search: Europe tool covers over 40 countries.

Search: Cityscape  covers their CRE investment events worldwide

We make it easier for executives and their advisors to plan and implement capital investment projects for business expansion anywhere to achieve their strategic and ROI goals faster and better.

We deliver well-qualified introductions to "short list" top professionals and find information resources when they are needed.  This reflects market research and "lessons learned" from many projects.
Analysis of Business Roundtable CEO Survey results - Sept 2009 Watch for new services to be announced soon for 2010. - share conservative approaches to state and local community development issues - not liberal spending programs which will make states and cities even more reliant on the federal government.  Share ideas about creating good jobs and prosperous communities.

2008 GIS map - presidential election analysis by county has attracted 220,000+ visitors in 9 months


Try our new "Conservative Search" tool.

Try looking up "job creation" or "economic stimulus".

Or healthcare reform, cap and trade, or other issues.

State directories of US regional, county, city, and utility economic development agencies, regional business and industrial development organizations, and chambers of commerce which promote new business investment projects.


Northeast          NY   CT   MA   RI   NH  VT  ME

Mid-Atlantic       PA   NJ   MD   DE   DC   WV   VA   NC

Southeast         SC   GA   FL   AL   MS   TN

Great Lakes      KY   OH   MI   IN    IL   WI   MN

North Central     MO  IA   KS   NE   ND  SD

South Central    TX   OK   AR   LA

Mountain          AZ   NM  CO   UT    WY   ID   MT

West Coast      CA  NV   OR   WA   HI   AK


Refer to Directories for other regions of the world, or Search.

How to request a relevant directory listing  or reciprocal links

Economic development directory - alphabetical list by state for convenience - Same links as provided by the abbreviations at left.

Alabama   Alaska   Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Delaware  Florida  Georgia   Hawaii  Idaho  Illinois  Indiana  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine  Maryland  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Mississippi  Missouri  Montana  Nebraska  Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico  New York  North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island  South Carolina  South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas   Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Washington   West Virginia   Wisconsin   Wyoming

Seek advice for project plans through our independent referrals, or refer to our many other regional development and professional services directories, such as site selection consultants.

Information about Cityscape USA   Contact us for details, such as to exhibit at the 2010 Cityscape USA event in New York. 

See images and examples of Cityscape USA 2008 exhibitors.

Search global Cityscape events about commercial real estate.

 You can easily search this website for over 25,000 relevant research sources in this niche market, including content which highlights national, regional, state, and local economic development organizations and professional service providers.  Let us help you to find what you are seeking.



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Search - offers unique market research tools

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This Google site search tool is available by the Search button at the top of each page.  Other custom search features are provided through  and to make it easy to selectively search many other relevant sites.

The directory pages on this website keep related content sources together so that they can be browsed quickly and easily.

TIP: The "Add to Google" button at the top of the page can save a custom search tool to your own iGoogle home page (free Google Account login required to set up such a page) to easily search the content of our 3 business location research websites.

Regional directories of economic development organizations and foreign direct investment (FDI) or investment promotion agency contacts, and related sources.
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Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Refer to our new website for powerful new custom search tools about business locations or professional services.

Try Search: Americas or Search: Global CRE (commercial real estate)

Search or refer to our many directories and other content for 25,000+ resources to support business site selection decisions in the USA and worldwide.

This niche website has attracted over 2 million visits

Just ask us for free help reflecting over 15 years of experience and thousands of business contacts for business location decisions.

Our independent research and referral work is free for executives who are facing business expansion decisions because we are supported by leading professionals who can deliver valuable services to more executives than they might reach through their own professional networking activities, events, and exclusive marketing efforts.


We personally introduce executives for free to valuable local market knowledge and professional contacts as an independent global referral service (like a concierge in this niche) through market research and the development of working relationships with:
  •  Top executives facing strategic choices and capital investment decisions about where they will do business : where to establish, acquire, expand, move or restructure their operations or alliances as markets and plans change.
  •  Economic development professionals representing communities and regions whose leaders are highly motivated to attract and retain growing companies and develop globally competitive business clusters.
  •  Professional service providers who assist executives with capital investment project plans in North America, Europe, Asia or worldwide.  These may be local specialists or global experts in foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worldwide.

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Online business news - published in 12 countries and in 7 languages.

Area Search Corporate Real Estate Search Professional Search Media Search
USA Search Europe Search Event Search Professional Biographies
Invest USA Directory Invest in Europe Directory US Governors Directory Technology clusters and parks
Area Profiles Global Contacts Directory US Foreign-Trade Zones BRAC military base closures
Area Surveys Selective property listings HR contacts and data Ad Recall    Event Recall
Projects by location Consultant Tips Project management Demographic data pointers
Projects by industry Corporate Real Estate Firms GIS map tools Market research sources
Service Profiles Site Selection Consultants Tax or Legal Advisors Credits & Incentives Consultants

"Point of View" articles were contributed in 2006 by some state economic development officials in reply to our request.  We published their "Point of View" articles for reference by executives.

Why invest in ?  Alabama  Idaho  Iowa  Missouri   New Hampshire  New Jersey  North Dakota  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Utah   Virginia  Wisconsin

We have added relevant links to other content from these articles.

State economic development professionals who are responsible for attracting business investment and providing site selection assistance to executives and their consultants were invited in April 2006 to provide an informative article on this simple topic : "Why should a business invest in your state?"

The article content and size was entirely discretionary to share their point of view as a free service to our 500,000+ visitors in 2006.  This was entirely free - no advertising commitments were involved.

Our work is analogous to a concierge service, personally assisting executives to invest in the growth of their companies anywhere by introducing valuable contacts in confidence.

We organize and share valuable market knowledge and networks of contacts in a globally consistent way through targeted market research and relationship development work.  This helps company executives, community leaders, and service providers to meet.

Contact us (TEL 847-304-4655) to discuss business expansion interests in confidence.

Our independent marketing, research, relationship development, and well-qualified referral work can share knowledge of service capabilities and benefits to advance the marketing interests of :

  • Economic development professionals

  • Professional services providers

We can introduce relevant executives and their advisors to the benefits you offer.  See how to request a relevant directory listing (free), and our suggestions for reciprocal links.

This is a personal service for executives and advisors - not just website content and links.   Tell us what you need to find for your project, and we will help you in confidence.

Although we make it easy to find thousands of useful resources worldwide through this website, we primarily share market knowledge personally in response to specific requests from executives about their interests, such as well-qualified referrals.

Please contact us to discuss how our work could support your interests.

We apply our research capabilities and extensive networks of contacts and working relationships beyond the extensive published content of this website.  We are also experimenting with Google Groups as another way to openly share market knowledge.

Virus warning : Hackers continue to spoof our published e-mail address or use fictitious addresses with our domain name as they send out spam or infected messages.  Messages which may appear to be from us do not actually come from any of our systems.

Our actual outbound e-mails to our contacts are sent from an unpublished address, and are very specific in their subject lines about the content.  They rarely have any file attachments unless the recipient knows us well and is expecting to receive the file per prior correspondence.
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