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Ohio  Scope; maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY)

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Ohio EDO Directory

Ohio service providers

Project announcements

Ohio Department of Development - Economic Development Division - Office of Business Development State 43215 (614) 466-4551

 

Christopher Chung

(614) 466-5245 or (800) 848-1300

www.odod.state.oh.us

www.connectohio.com

www.ecorridor.com

Ohio Development Assn. Region   www.odanet.com
Westerville Local 43081   www.westerville.org
Village of Obetz Village 43207   www.obetz.oh.us
Columbus Chamber Metro 43215

Matt McCollister

(614)225-6953

www.columbus.org
Mid-Ohio Development Exchange Region James Schimmer www.mid-Ohio.org
Buckeye Power Utility 43226   www.buckeyepower.com
Eastern Ohio Development Alliance multi county region  

www.eoda.org

works with Buckeye Power

American Electric Power multi state utility 43230   www.aep.com
Marion Can Do! City 43302   www.mariononline.com/cando

www.marion.net/cando

Defiance County Economic Development Office County 43512   www.defecon.com
Regional Growth Partnership of NW Ohio, Toledo Multi County Region  43604   www.rgp.org
Toledo Dept of Development Metro 43604   www.ci.toledo.oh.us
Greater Cleveland Growth Association - see also Greater Cleveland Partnership Metro 44113   www.clevelandgrowth.com
City of Strongsville City 44136   www.strongsville.org
Medina County County  44256   www.medinacounty.org
Wadsworth City City 44281   www.wadsworthcity.com
Greater Akron Chamber Metro 44308   www.greaterakronchamber.org
FirstEnergy multi state utility 44308   www.firstenergycorp.com
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Region 44481   www.regionalchamber.com
Fostoria Economic Development Corp City 44830   www.FostoriaED.org
North Central Ohio Development Partnership Region 44905   www.ncodp.com
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Ohio project announcements

Cincinnati USA Partnership

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Metro region 45202

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Nick Vehr

(513) 579-3100

 

General email

 

Business Expansion:

Neil Hensley

(513)579-3170

 

Jessica Johnson

(513) 579-3103

www.CincinnatiUSA.org

www.gccc.com

www.cincinnatichamber.com

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cincytechusa - Cincinnati Regional Technology Initiative tech sector 45202

Johnathan Holifield

(513)579-3153

www.cincytechusa.com
City of Cincinnati Dept. of Economic Development City 45202

Chad Munitz

(513)352-2499

www.cincinnati-oh.gov
Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Local 45202

David Ginsburg

(513)421-4440

www.downtowncincinnati.com
Butler County Economic Development County 45011

Brian Coughlin

(513)785-5850

www.ButlerCounty.biz 
Warren County Office of Economic Development County 45036

Kimm Coyner

(513)695-1939

www.co.warren.oh.us/wcoed/
City of Mason City 45040

Michelle Blair

(513)573-7152

www.masonoh.org
Clermont County Commissioners - Economic Development County 45102

Andy Kuchta

513-732-7906

www.co.clermont.oh.us
Clermont Chamber of Commerce City 45150

Chris Smith

(513)576-5006

www.clermontchamber.com
Cinergy Utility 45201

David Smith

(513)287-2595

www.cinergy.com/Economic_Development
Hamilton County Development Co., Inc. County 45212

David Main

(513)631-8292

www.hcdc.com
City of Blue Ash City 45243

Judy Clark

(513)745-8500

www.blueash.com
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Airport 45275

Judy Ingram

(859)767-3151

www.cvgairpport.com
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Region 41017

Daniel E. Tobergte

(859)344-0040

www.NorthernKentuckyUSA.com
Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative - Indiana County 47025

James F. West, Jr.

812 537-0814

www.dearborncountyedi.com
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County 47025

(812)537-0814

www.dearborncountychamber.org
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Dayton Regional Development Alliance Metro 45402   www.daytonregiontakesoff.com
Dayton Development Coalition Region 45423

Marty Hohenberger

937-222-4422

www.daytonregion.com

was : www.daytondevelopment.org

City of Springfield City 45502   www.ci.springfield.oh.us
Allen Economic Development Group (Lima) County 45801   www.aedg.org
Mercer County Community Development Dept. County 45822   www.grandlake.net/mercercountyed
Findlay-Hancock County County 45840   www.findlayoh.com
Wapakoneta Area EDC Local 45895   www.wapakoneta.com
Michigan   Scope; maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY) 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Michigan EDO Directory

Michigan service providers

Project announcements

Michigan Economic Development Corp. State 48913   www.michigan.org
City of Southfield City 48037   www.cityofsouthfield.com
St. Clair County Economic Development Alliance, Port Huron and FTZ #210 County 48060 FTZ   www.edaofstclaircounty.com
Washtenaw Development Council, Ann Arbor County 48108   www.wdc-econdev.com
City of Dearborn City 48126   www.cityofdearborn.com
Livonia Chamber of Commerce Chamber 48154   www.livonia.org
City of Livonia MI City 48154   www.ci.livonia.mi.us
Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation County 48161   www.monroecountyidc.com
City of Romulus City 48174    
Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone #70 FTZ 48214   www.portdetroit.com
Wayne County Business Development Division County 48226   www.waynecounty.com
DTE Energy, Detroit - developed Michigan Site Network - list of commercial and industrial buildings and sites utility 48226  

www.misitenet.org

www.dteenergy.com

economic development

Detroit Regional Economic Partnership / Chamber Metro 48232   www.detroitchamber.com
City of Sterling Heights City 48311   www.ci.sterling-heights.mi.us
Oakland County, Pontiac county 48341   www.co.oakland.mi.us
Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance City 48502   www.growthalliance.com
City of Flint Foreign Trade Zone #140 FTZ 48502    
Saginaw Future City 48607   www.saginawfuture.com
Midland Economic Development Council City 48640   www.midlandedc.org
Bay County Growth Alliance - Bay City County 48708   www.valleycentertechpark.com
City of Bay City City 48708   www.baycitymi.org
Capital Choice Partnership (Lansing Regional Chamber) Chamber 48901   www.lansingchamber.org
Battle Creek FTZ #43, City of Battle Creek FTZ 49016    
Southwest Michigan First - Kalamazoo Region 49007  

www.southwestmichiganfirst.com

www.considerkalamazoo.com

Cornerstone Alliance, Benton Harbor Region 49022  

www.cstonealliance.org

www.michigansgreatsw.com

Branch County Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater County 49036   www.branch-county.com
City of Dowagiac City 49047   www.cityofdowagiac.com
City of Sturgis City 49091   www.ci.sturgis.mi.us
CMS Energy / Consumers Energy Utility 49201

Dennis Marvin

(517)788-0318

www.cmsenergy.com
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. County 49204   www.enterprisegroup.org
Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Chamber 49204   www.gjcc.org
Ottawa County Economic Development Office Inc., Allendale MI County 49401   www.ocedo.org
Muskegon Area First Region 49440   www.muskegonareafirst.org
Grand Rapids Metro 49503   www.rightplace.org
Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Counties FTZ #189, Grand Rapids, KOM Foreign Ttrade Zone Authority FTZ 49504    
Cadillac Area Chamber City 49601   www.cadillac.org
Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce - northwest Ottawa County City 49417   www.grandhavenchamber.org
Manistee County Economic Development Office County 49660   www.manistee.com
Traverse Bay Economic Development Corp Region 49684   www.tcchamber.org/economic
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. and FTZ #16 City 49783 FTZ   www.sault-sainte-marie.mi.us
Lake Superior Community Partnership, Marquette Region 49855   www.marquette.org
Kentucky  maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY)

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Kentucky Directory

Kentucky service providers

Project announcements

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development State 40601   www.thinkkentucky.com
Bullitt County Economic Development Authority County 40165   www.bullittcounty.org
Greater Louisville Inc. Metro 40202   www.GreaterLouisville.com
Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority Local 40299   www.jeffersontownky.com
East Kentucky Power Utility 40391   www.ekpc.com
LG&E Energy Utility 40507   www.lgeenergy.com
Capital Community Economic Development Ind., Frankfort City 40601   www.frankfortky.org
Corbin Office of Economic Development, Corbin KY Local 40701 606-528-6390 www.corbinky.org
Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati Region 41017   www.NorthernKentuckyUSA.com
West Kentucky Corp. - no longer exists - see local contacts for this region Region 42071 disbanded website is no longer available
Bowling Green Area Chamber City 42104   www.bgchamber.com
South Kentucky Industrial Development Assn, Hopkinsville Region 42241   www.skida.org
Henderson Economic Development Council Local 42419   www.hendersonedc.com
Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corp. Somerset Region 42502   www.southernkentucky.com
Somerset - Pulaski County Development Foundation County 42502   www.spcdf.com
Elizabethtown - Hardin County Ind. Foundation County 42701   www.eifky.org
Glasgow - Barren County Chamber County   www.glasgow-ky.com/chamber
Maysville - Mason Co. Area Chamber County   www.maysvillekentucky.com
Morehead - Rowan County Economic Development Corp County   www.edc-eky.org
Winchester & Clark County Ind. Authority County 40391   www.winchesterky.com/industrial
Kentucky Highlands Investment, London Region   www.khic.org
Illinois maps : Midwest (IL, WI, MN)

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Illinois EDO Directory

Illinois service providers

Project announcements

Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity State 60601  

www.illinoisbiz.biz

www.commerce.state.il.us

Illinois Development Council State 62838   www.ildevelopmentcouncil.org
World Business Chicago Metro 60601 Ad in fDi magazine www.worldbusinesschicago.com
Chicago - Cook County County 60602   www.chicago-cook.org
Chicago Dept of Planning & Development City 60602   www.ci.chi.il.us
ComEd (Exelon) Regional utility 60606   www.exeloncorp.com
Village of Arlington Heights Village 60005   www.vah.com
Elk Grove Village Village 60007   www.elkgrove.com
Lake County Chamber of Commerce County 60031   www.lakecounty-il.org
Village of Libertyville Village 60048   www.libertyville.com
McHenry County Econ Dev. Corp County 60050   www.mcedc.com
Village of Bartlett Village  60103   www.village.bartlett.il.us
Elgin Area Chamber City 60120   www.elginchamber.com
Kane County Economic Development Advisory Board - KCEDAB - Geneva IL County 60134   www.co.kane.il.us

KCEDAB   municipalities  profiles

Village of Carol Stream Village 60188   www.carolstream.org
Village of Schaumburg Village 60193   www.ci.schaumburg.il.us
DuPage County Office of Economic Development - DuPageBiz County 60515 630-407-6670 www.dupageco.org/economicdevelopment
Downers Grove Econ. Dev. Commission Village 60515   www.edc.vil.downers-grove.il.us
Aurora Economic Development Commission City 60506

Sherman Jenkins

630-897-5500

www.aurora-il.org
City of St. Charles City 60174   www.ci.st-charles.il.us
DeKalb County EDC (Sycamore) County 60178  

www.dcedc.org

www.dekalbcountyedc.org

Chicago Southland Dev. Inc. Region 60430   www.chicagosouthland.org
Will County Center for Economic Development - Joliet IL County 60432   www.willcountyced.com
Village of New Lenox Local 60451   www.newlenox.net
Joliet Arsenal Development Authority Development 60481   www.jada.org
Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District Intermodal and FTZ dev.   www.maia-port.com
Rockford Area Council of 100 Metro 61103   www.rockfordil.com
Quad City Development Group Metro 61201   www.quadcities.org
Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce & Econ. Dev. (LaSalle) Region 61301   www.ivaced.org
Galesburg Regional Economic Development Assn Local 61402   www.galesburg.org
Peoria Area EDC City 61602   www.edc.peoria.il.us
Economic Development  Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area Metro 61704   www.bnbiz.org
Champaign County Econ. Dev. Corp. County 61820   www.cupartnership.org
Coles Together (Mattoon) County 61939   www.colestogether.com
City of Mendota City 61342   www.mendota.il.us
City of Havana Local   www.havanail.net
Western Illinois Region   www.westernillinois.org
Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois Region   www.wiworkforce.com
Pike County Economic Development Corp County   www.pikecountyedc.org
City of Barry Economic Development Local   www.barryil.org
Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council McLean County 61704   www.bnareaedc.org
Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning & Dev Region   www.sirpdc.org
Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council Region   www.siteselection-il.com
The Alliance of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Local 62025   www.edglenalliance.com
Great River Economic Development Foundation (Quincy) Local 62301   www.gredf.org
Pittsfield Economic Development Corp Local 62363   www.pittsfieldil.org
Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corp - serves the Morgan County and Scott County area near Springfield.  This low-cost and uncongested area has large strategic sites and industrial buildings with convenient interstate highway, rail and river services.

Local 62650

map

Terry Denison

President

217-479-4627

 

Bonni Waters

 

www.jredc.org

Demographics

Wages, skills

 

Testimonials

 

Companies

Lincoln & Logan County Chamber & Econ. Dev. County 62656   www.lincolnillinois.com
Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 62701   www.gscc.org
City of Springfield City 62701   www.springfield.il.us
City of Centralia, IL City 62801

Jeanne Gustafson

618-533-7667

www.cityofcentralia.org
City of Mount Carmel City 62803   www.mount-carmel.il.us
City of Flora, Illinois in Clay County, within 30 minutes of major interstates for north-south or east-west logistics, and a municipal airport near the industrial park for just-in-time air freight capabilities to support manufacturers such as automotive suppliers

City 62839

maps

Dan Sulsberger

618-662-7111

www.florail.us

Data Profile

Carbondale Business Dev. Corp. City 62901   www.carbondale-cbdc.org
Illinois Power Regional utility 62525   www.illinoispower.com
Ameren Regional utility 63166   www.ameren.com/ed
Indiana maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY) 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Indiana EDO Directory

Indiana service providers

Project announcements

Indiana Dept of Commerce State 46204  

www.indianacommerce.com

www.indbiz.com

Carmel , Clay Chamber of Commerce City 46032   www.carmelchamber.com
Hendricks County Development Partnership County 46123   www.hcedp.org
The Indy Partnership

Indianapolis Regional Econ Dev Partnership

Region 46204   www.indypartnership.com

www.iredp.com

Hamilton County Alliance, Indianapolis County 46290   www.hcalliance.com
Hammond Urban Enterprise Assn City 46324   www.helpinghammond.com
Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce City 46350   www.lpchamber.com
Michigan City Economic Dev Corp City 46360   www.mc-edc.com
Northwest Indiana Forum, Portage Region 46368   www.nwiforum.org
Merrillville Chamber of Commerce City 46410   www.merrillvillecoc.org
NIPSCO Northern Indiana Regional Utility 46410   www.nipsco.com
Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County County 46516   www.edcec.com
Whitley County EDC County 46725   www.whitleybiz.com
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Ft. Wayne, IN - represents 11 county region - Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley Region 46802

Dean Barber

260-469-3472

www.chooseNEindiana.com
The Alliance (Ft Wayne - Allen County Economic Development) County 46802   www.theallianceonline.com
Kokomo - Howard County Dev Corp County 46901   www.khdc.org
Wabash County Economic Development Corp. County 46922   www.wedcor.com
Grissom Redevelopment Authority Development 46970   www.grissom-aeroplex.com
Shelby County Dev Corp County   www.shelbydevelopment.com
Grant County Econ Growth Council County   www.grantcoindevelopment.com
Econ Dev Alliance of Muncie, Delaware County County 47308   www.muncie.com
Blackford County EDC County 47348   www.blackfordcounty.com
New Castle, Henry County EDC County   www.nchcedc.org
Hoosier Energy Regional Utility 47402  

www.hoosierenergy.com/ed

www.hepn.com/ed

Bloomington Econ Dev Corp City 47404   www.comparebloomington.org
Knox County Dev. Corp, Vincennes County 47591   www.kcdc.org
Warrick County County 47629   www.warrick-edd.org
Vectren Energy Delivery Regional utility 47706   www.vectrened.com
Evansville Regional EDC, Vanderburgh County Multi County Region 47708   www.vision2000.org
Southwest Indiana Development Council, Evansville, Univ. of S. Indiana Region 47708   www.swidc.org
Alliance for Growth & Progress, Terre Haute City 47807   www.terrehaute.com/alliance
Greater Lafayette Progress Inc. City 47902   www.glpi.org 
Purdue Research Foundation Region 47906   www.purdueresearchfoundation.org
Jasper County Ind. Foundation, Rensselaer County 47978   www.jaspercountyin.com
Gibson County County   www.princetonin.org
Posey County County   www.mtvernonposeycochamber.com
Daviess County Growth Council, Washington County   www.dcgc.org
Pike County County   www.pikecountyin.org
Martin County County   www.indico.net/counties/martin
Dubois County County, Local  

www.jasperin.org

www.huntingburg.org

Spencer County County    
Perry County County   www.pcdcorp.com
Minnesota  maps : Midwest (IL, WI, MN) 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Minnesota EDO Directory

Minnesota service providers

Project announcements

Minnesota Dept of Trade & Econ Dev State   www.dted.state.mn.us
Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Metro   www.tc-chamber.org
City of Champlin City   www.cityhall.ci.champlin.mn.us
St. Paul Dept of Planning & Econ Dev. City   www.stpaul.gov
St. Paul Port Authority Metro   www.sppa.com
Metro East Dev. Partnership, St. Paul Metro   www.www.medp.org
City of Cottage Grove City   www.cottage-grove.org
City of Lakeville City   www.ci.lakeville.mn.us
Alliant Energy Regional Utility   www.midwestsites.com
Xcel Energy Utility   www.xcelenergy.com
Minnesota Power Regional Utility   www.mnpower.com/econdev
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation, Eveleth Region   www.irrrb.org
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Metro   www.teamduluth.com
Aquila Econ Dev, Rochester Utility  

www.locationone.com

www.aquiladevelopment.com

Owatonna Econ Dev Authority City   www.ci.owatonna.mn.us
 LeSueur Area Chamber of Commerce Local 56058

Map

(507)665-3435 www.lesueurchamber.org
City of Mankato Economic Development City Bruce www.ci.mankato.mn.us
Greater Mankato Economic Development Corp. (fka Valley Industrial Dev Corp) Local Bruce www.mankato.com/ecdev/
Mid Minnesota Dev Commission, Wilmar Region Bruce www.mmrdc.org
City of Fairmont City Bruce www.fairmont.org
Worthington Regional Econ Dev Corp Region Bruce www.wgtn.net
Minnesota's Hometown Network (Southern MN Municipal Power Agency) Regional Utility Bruce www.mnhometownnetwork.com

www.smmpa.org

Wisconsin maps : Midwest (IL, WI, MN)

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Wisconsin EDO Directory

Wisconsin service providers

Project announcements

Forward Wisconsin State   www.forwardwi.com
Wisconsin Dept of Commerce State   www.commerce.state.wi.us
Alliant Energy Multi State Utility   www.midwestsites.com
Racine County EDC County   www.racinecounty.com
Metropolitan Milwaukee Assn of Commerce Metro 53202   www.mmac.org
Milwaukee Econ Dev Corp City   www.medconline.com
Milwaukee County Econ Dev Div. County   www.wisrep.org
Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce County 53081   www.sheboygan.org
City of Whitewater City  53190   www.cityofwhitewater.com
City of Manitowoc City   www.manitowoc.org
Rock County Planning & Development Agency County 53545   www.rockcounty.org
Green County Development Corp. County 53566   www.GreenCountyEDC.com
City of Green Bay City 54301   www.green-bay.org
Door County Econ Dev Corp, Sturgeon Bay County   www.doorcountybusiness.com
Fond du Lac County Econ Dev Corp County 54936   www.fcedc.com
Portage County Business Council, Stevens Point County   www.portagecountybiz.com
City of Wausau City  54403   www.wausaudevelopment.com
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry Region 54449   www.marshfieldchamber.com
Heart of Wisconsin Business & Economic Alliance Region 54494  

www.heartofwi.com 

www.progressinitiative.com

Fox Cities Chamber of Comm & Industry, Appleton Region   www.foxcities.chamber.com
Winnebago County IDB County   www.co.winnebago.wi.us
Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce City 53511   www.greaterbeloitchamber.com
City of Janesville City 53545   www.ci.janesville.wi.us
Rock County Planning & Dev Agency, Janesville County   www.rockcounty.org
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Metro 53703   www.greatermadisonchamber.com
City of Madison Office of Business Assistance City   www.ci.madison.wi.us
Sauk County Dev Corp, Baraboo County   www.scdc.com
LaCrosse Area Dev Corp City 54601   www.ladcoweb.org
City of Eau Claire City 54701   www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us
City of Menomonie City   www.menomonie.com
City of Chippewa Falls City 54729   www.chippewa-wi.com
Pierce County Econ Dev Corp, River Falls County   www.pcedc.com
       
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  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
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Executives who use this service are encouraged to respond to our free Executive Survey, which helps us to continuously improve.

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :  

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

Name e-mail Phone Fax
Bruce Donnelly bruce@gdi-solutions.com 847-304-4655 847-304-5375
       
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US Great Lakes region by including more relevant links to useful content than just the local website.  We maintain more comprehensive state directories for economic development organizations in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in this region, as well as directories for other NAFTA and global regions.  The directory may also identify other contacts of potential interest to executives and business advisors on a selective basis, as in the case of the following initial examples.  We work together with EDO's to share timely knowledge about the benefits of their areas as we serve potential investors and advisors who are responsible for business location or site selection decisions for foreign direct investment (FDI) or capital investment projects such as new factories or offices, expansion projects, business relocation, and consolidation of operations as in post-merger integration situations.  Related services support global B2B technology partnering.
US Great Lakes region - selective directories of professional service providers and information resources
Corporate Real Estate Firms
Search global commercial real estate firms

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We may also provide selective major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

U.S. Equities Realty - for office space in Chicago and Detroit in particular; also has offices in Philadelphia, São Paulo Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina and Santiago Chile www.usequities.com
Grubb & Ellis www.grubb-ellis.com
Newmark Knight Frank www.newmarkkf.com
NAI www.naiglobal.com
NAI Farbman Group (Detroit) - David Farbman, President & CEO  
NAI Ohio Equities LLC (Columbus OH) - George "Sandy" Simpson  
Colliers International - www.colliers.com   

Paine/Wetzel - ONCOR Worldwide Real Estate Services ; specializes in industrial real estate in the greater Chicago region, with network for services elsewhere

- Jeff Blake, SIOR, Executive VP    773-714-2136

www.painewetzel.com   

CB Richard Ellis - Chicago office

- George Maragos, Sr. VP    312-861-7811

www.cbre.com   

USAA Realty Company, Rosemont IL (near O'Hare Airport)

- Fred Block, Director of Real Estate Services   847-384-4668

www.usaarealty.com   
Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work www.regus.com   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide
Chicago, Illinois area  
Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler - Rosemont and Chicago IL www.colliers.com
Cincinnati, Ohio area  
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker (Colliers International) also has offices in St. Louis, Dayton, Indianapolis, Minneapolis St. Paul, Kansas City and Nashville www.ctmt.com
Cresa Partners www.cresapartners.com
The Staubach Co. Mideast Inc (Cincinnati) www.staubach.com  
Indiana  
NAI Harding Dahm - Fort Wayne, IN www.NAIHardingDahm.com
   
Business Location Consultants  
The Austin Company - facility location selection, engineering and construction www.theaustin.com
WDG Consulting (The Wadley Donovan Group) - location selection services

www.wadley-donovan.com

   
 Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

Hanscomb Faithful & Gould - project management - Chicago   TEL 312-655-8510

www.hanscombfgould.com
DLM Architects - Skokie IL - commercial & industrial, design-build, renovation TEL 847-763-1416
HarleyEllis - Southfield MI - architects, automotive & industrial www.harleyellis.com
Turner Construction Co.- Cincinnati www.turnercincinnati.com
Messer Construction Co. - Cincinnati www.messer.com
Al Neyer Inc. - Cincinnati www.neyer.com
Duke Construction and Duke Realty Corp. - Cincinnati

www.dukerealty.com

Cincinnati United Contractors www.cintiunited.com
The Rudolph/Libbe Companies - Toledo, Lima and Walbridge OH, Canton MI TEL 419-241-5000  Philip J. Rudolph Jr.
Hunzinger Construction Company - Brookfield Wi www.hunzinger.com 
The Zimmerman Design Group - Milwaukee WI www.zdg.com
Other resources in the region for engineering, design and construction, green building  
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance - WGBA - promotes the development and use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices - including case studies of "green buildings" for business www.wgba.org
Tax and Legal Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of tax advisors and international legal advisors.

Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP - intellectual property, corporate law, internet and e-commerce, litigation and international law - Minneapolis St. Paul MN www.oppenheimer.com
   
   
Banks, Project Finance, and Venture Capital   
This section will be used to highlight regional contacts relevant to direct investment projects.
Fifth Third Bank  
   
   
Other Regional Information Resources :

The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference.  Have you found other good sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.

Business news media - see also Research sources for article searches Website
Crain's Chicago Business  
Chicago Tribune  
The Daily Herald (Chicago IL suburbs) www.dailyherald.com
The Business Journal of Milwaukee (WI)  
Business First of Columbus (OH)  
Business First of Louisville (KY)  
Saint Paul Pioneer Press (MN)  
Crain's Detroit Business  
South Bend Tribune  (South Bend, IN) www.southbendtribune.com
The Times - nwitimes.com  (Northwest Indiana - Hammond IN) www.thetimesonline.com   Business section
Indianapolis Star  
Source Website
GLIN - Great Lakes Information Network - not limited to economic development issues www.great-lakes.net
International Trade Club of Chicago www.itcc.org
Illinois Trade Office - trade promotion www.illinoistrade.org
Chicago Aerial Photo Services - detailed aerial photos of land around Chicago area

www.chicagoaerialphoto.com   

(e-mail requests to : syed@chicagoaerialphoto.com )

Continental Cooperative Services - knowledge of downstate Illinois areas www.ccsenergy.com    (Aaron Ridenour)

 

We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

We can also privately coordinate executive visits to one or more business locations when planning an investment project or seeking local business alliances.  Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.

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