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
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Custom tools now make it easy to search
across many professional services firms for topics related to business
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.
Search Republican governors
websites at SurgeUSA.org
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.
deliver well-qualified introductions to "short list" top professionals and
resources when they are needed. This reflects market research and "lessons
learned" from many projects.
of Business Roundtable CEO Survey results -
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- 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.
www.SurgeUSA.org has attracted
220,000+ visitors in 9 months
our new "Conservative
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.
Refer to Directories for other
regions of the world, or Search.
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or reciprocal links
development directory - alphabetical list by state for convenience -
Same links as provided by the abbreviations at left.
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directories, such as
site selection consultants.
Contact us for details, such as to exhibit at the 2010 Cityscape USA
event in New York.
and examples of Cityscape USA 2008 exhibitors.
Cityscape events about commercial real estate.
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directory pages on this website keep related
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This niche website has attracted over
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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.
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:
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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.
"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.
in ? Alabama
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.
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knowledge personally in response to specific requests from executives about
their interests, such as well-qualified referrals.
contact us to discuss how our work could support your interests.
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contacts and working relationships beyond the extensive published content of
this website. We are also experimenting with
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