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The above links are to the more comprehensive state directories for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin  at state, metro, city, county and local levels.     See also : Other regional economic development directories and other resources for strategic investment planning as highlighted below.  See also maps of Canada and economic development contacts in Canada.

Area Profiles and Area Surveys (.pdf Survey form) are executive summary presentations about business locations.  These may include maps, links to commercial real estate listings of available industrial and office sites and buildings, investment project news, information about existing businesses in the area, labor market information, and investment incentives.  Such content makes it easy to search for relevant locations, as shown by our Area Search service. We can also highlight recent project announcements, advertising, and promotional events as well as independent consultant research reports about communities or industry clusters.  Our "Professional Site Selection Tour" service at organizes business location research work and Area Reports through consultant "familiarization tours", and our "Meeting Point" work pre-schedules B2B introductory meetings at events.
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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

Ohio Development Assn. Region
Westerville Local 43081
Village of Obetz Village 43207
Columbus Chamber Metro 43215

Matt McCollister

Mid-Ohio Development Exchange Region James Schimmer
Buckeye Power Utility 43226
Eastern Ohio Development Alliance multi county region

works with Buckeye Power

American Electric Power multi state utility 43230
Marion Can Do! City 43302

Defiance County Economic Development Office County 43512
Regional Growth Partnership of NW Ohio, Toledo Multi County Region  43604
Toledo Dept of Development Metro 43604
Greater Cleveland Growth Association - see also Greater Cleveland Partnership Metro 44113
City of Strongsville City 44136
Medina County County  44256
Wadsworth City City 44281
Greater Akron Chamber Metro 44308
FirstEnergy multi state utility 44308
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Region 44481
Fostoria Economic Development Corp City 44830
North Central Ohio Development Partnership Region 44905
Greater Cincinnati Scope


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Website and other resources

Companies - OH

Ohio project announcements

Cincinnati USA Partnership

Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Metro region 45202


Nick Vehr

(513) 579-3100


General email


Business Expansion:

Neil Hensley



Jessica Johnson

(513) 579-3103

2003 CoreNet Global Learning :  Economic Development Leadership & Accomplishment Award

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cincytechusa - Cincinnati Regional Technology Initiative tech sector 45202

Johnathan Holifield

City of Cincinnati Dept. of Economic Development City 45202

Chad Munitz

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Local 45202

David Ginsburg

Butler County Economic Development County 45011

Brian Coughlin

Warren County Office of Economic Development County 45036

Kimm Coyner

City of Mason City 45040

Michelle Blair

Clermont County Commissioners - Economic Development County 45102

Andy Kuchta

Clermont Chamber of Commerce City 45150

Chris Smith

Cinergy Utility 45201

David Smith

Hamilton County Development Co., Inc. County 45212

David Main

City of Blue Ash City 45243

Judy Clark

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Airport 45275

Judy Ingram

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED Region 41017

Daniel E. Tobergte

Dearborn County Economic Development Initiative - Indiana County 47025

James F. West, Jr.

812 537-0814
Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County 47025



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Dayton Regional Development Alliance Metro 45402
Dayton Development Coalition Region 45423

Marty Hohenberger


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City of Springfield City 45502
Allen Economic Development Group (Lima) County 45801
Mercer County Community Development Dept. County 45822
Findlay-Hancock County County 45840
Wapakoneta Area EDC Local 45895
Michigan   Scope; maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY) 


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Michigan EDO Directory

Michigan service providers

Project announcements

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

economic development

Detroit Regional Economic Partnership / Chamber Metro 48232
City of Sterling Heights City 48311
Oakland County, Pontiac county 48341
Flint-Genesee Economic Growth Alliance City 48502
City of Flint Foreign Trade Zone #140 FTZ 48502    
Saginaw Future City 48607
Midland Economic Development Council City 48640
Bay County Growth Alliance - Bay City County 48708
City of Bay City City 48708
Capital Choice Partnership (Lansing Regional Chamber) Chamber 48901
Battle Creek FTZ #43, City of Battle Creek FTZ 49016    
Southwest Michigan First - Kalamazoo Region 49007

Cornerstone Alliance, Benton Harbor Region 49022

Branch County Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater County 49036
City of Dowagiac City 49047
City of Sturgis City 49091
CMS Energy / Consumers Energy Utility 49201

Dennis Marvin

The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc. County 49204
Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Chamber 49204
Ottawa County Economic Development Office Inc., Allendale MI County 49401
Muskegon Area First Region 49440
Grand Rapids Metro 49503
Kent-Ottawa-Muskegon Counties FTZ #189, Grand Rapids, KOM Foreign Ttrade Zone Authority FTZ 49504    
Cadillac Area Chamber City 49601
Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce - northwest Ottawa County City 49417
Manistee County Economic Development Office County 49660
Traverse Bay Economic Development Corp Region 49684
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. and FTZ #16 City 49783 FTZ
Lake Superior Community Partnership, Marquette Region 49855
Kentucky  maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY)


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Kentucky Directory

Kentucky service providers

Project announcements

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development State 40601
Bullitt County Economic Development Authority County 40165
Greater Louisville Inc. Metro 40202
Jeffersontown Economic Development Authority Local 40299
East Kentucky Power Utility 40391
LG&E Energy Utility 40507
Capital Community Economic Development Ind., Frankfort City 40601
Corbin Office of Economic Development, Corbin KY Local 40701 606-528-6390
Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati Region 41017
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
South Kentucky Industrial Development Assn, Hopkinsville Region 42241
Henderson Economic Development Council Local 42419
Southern Kentucky Economic Development Corp. Somerset Region 42502
Somerset - Pulaski County Development Foundation County 42502
Elizabethtown - Hardin County Ind. Foundation County 42701
Glasgow - Barren County Chamber County
Maysville - Mason Co. Area Chamber County
Morehead - Rowan County Economic Development Corp County
Winchester & Clark County Ind. Authority County 40391
Kentucky Highlands Investment, London Region
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Illinois EDO Directory

Illinois service providers

Project announcements

Illinois Dept of Commerce and Economic Opportunity State 60601

Illinois Development Council State 62838
World Business Chicago Metro 60601 Ad in fDi magazine
Chicago - Cook County County 60602
Chicago Dept of Planning & Development City 60602
ComEd (Exelon) Regional utility 60606
Village of Arlington Heights Village 60005
Elk Grove Village Village 60007
Lake County Chamber of Commerce County 60031
Village of Libertyville Village 60048
McHenry County Econ Dev. Corp County 60050
Village of Bartlett Village  60103
Elgin Area Chamber City 60120
Kane County Economic Development Advisory Board - KCEDAB - Geneva IL County 60134

KCEDAB   municipalities  profiles

Village of Carol Stream Village 60188
Village of Schaumburg Village 60193
DuPage County Office of Economic Development - DuPageBiz County 60515 630-407-6670
Downers Grove Econ. Dev. Commission Village 60515
Aurora Economic Development Commission City 60506

Sherman Jenkins

City of St. Charles City 60174
DeKalb County EDC (Sycamore) County 60178

Chicago Southland Dev. Inc. Region 60430
Will County Center for Economic Development - Joliet IL County 60432
Village of New Lenox Local 60451
Joliet Arsenal Development Authority Development 60481
Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District Intermodal and FTZ dev.
Rockford Area Council of 100 Metro 61103
Quad City Development Group Metro 61201
Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce & Econ. Dev. (LaSalle) Region 61301
Galesburg Regional Economic Development Assn Local 61402
Peoria Area EDC City 61602
Economic Development  Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area Metro 61704
Champaign County Econ. Dev. Corp. County 61820
Coles Together (Mattoon) County 61939
City of Mendota City 61342
City of Havana Local
Western Illinois Region
Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois Region
Pike County Economic Development Corp County
City of Barry Economic Development Local
Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council McLean County 61704
Southeastern Illinois Regional Planning & Dev Region
Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council Region
The Alliance of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Local 62025
Great River Economic Development Foundation (Quincy) Local 62301
Pittsfield Economic Development Corp Local 62363
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


Terry Denison




Bonni Waters


Wages, skills





Lincoln & Logan County Chamber & Econ. Dev. County 62656
Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 62701
City of Springfield City 62701
City of Centralia, IL City 62801

Jeanne Gustafson

City of Mount Carmel City 62803
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


Dan Sulsberger


Data Profile

Carbondale Business Dev. Corp. City 62901
Illinois Power Regional utility 62525
Ameren Regional utility 63166
Indiana maps :  East (IN, MI, OH, KY) 


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Indiana EDO Directory

Indiana service providers

Project announcements

Indiana Dept of Commerce State 46204

Carmel , Clay Chamber of Commerce City 46032
Hendricks County Development Partnership County 46123
The Indy Partnership

Indianapolis Regional Econ Dev Partnership

Region 46204

Hamilton County Alliance, Indianapolis County 46290
Hammond Urban Enterprise Assn City 46324
Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce City 46350
Michigan City Economic Dev Corp City 46360
Northwest Indiana Forum, Portage Region 46368
Merrillville Chamber of Commerce City 46410
NIPSCO Northern Indiana Regional Utility 46410
Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County County 46516
Whitley County EDC County 46725
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

The Alliance (Ft Wayne - Allen County Economic Development) County 46802
Kokomo - Howard County Dev Corp County 46901
Wabash County Economic Development Corp. County 46922
Grissom Redevelopment Authority Development 46970
Shelby County Dev Corp County
Grant County Econ Growth Council County
Econ Dev Alliance of Muncie, Delaware County County 47308
Blackford County EDC County 47348
New Castle, Henry County EDC County
Hoosier Energy Regional Utility 47402

Bloomington Econ Dev Corp City 47404
Knox County Dev. Corp, Vincennes County 47591
Warrick County County 47629
Vectren Energy Delivery Regional utility 47706
Evansville Regional EDC, Vanderburgh County Multi County Region 47708
Southwest Indiana Development Council, Evansville, Univ. of S. Indiana Region 47708
Alliance for Growth & Progress, Terre Haute City 47807
Greater Lafayette Progress Inc. City 47902 
Purdue Research Foundation Region 47906
Jasper County Ind. Foundation, Rensselaer County 47978
Gibson County County
Posey County County
Daviess County Growth Council, Washington County
Pike County County
Martin County County
Dubois County County, Local

Spencer County County    
Perry County County
Minnesota  maps : Midwest (IL, WI, MN) 


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Minnesota EDO Directory

Minnesota service providers

Project announcements

Minnesota Dept of Trade & Econ Dev State
Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Metro
City of Champlin City
St. Paul Dept of Planning & Econ Dev. City
St. Paul Port Authority Metro
Metro East Dev. Partnership, St. Paul Metro
City of Cottage Grove City
City of Lakeville City
Alliant Energy Regional Utility
Xcel Energy Utility
Minnesota Power Regional Utility
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation, Eveleth Region
Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Metro
Aquila Econ Dev, Rochester Utility

Owatonna Econ Dev Authority City
 LeSueur Area Chamber of Commerce Local 56058


City of Mankato Economic Development City Bruce
Greater Mankato Economic Development Corp. (fka Valley Industrial Dev Corp) Local Bruce
Mid Minnesota Dev Commission, Wilmar Region Bruce
City of Fairmont City Bruce
Worthington Regional Econ Dev Corp Region Bruce
Minnesota's Hometown Network (Southern MN Municipal Power Agency) Regional Utility Bruce

Wisconsin maps : Midwest (IL, WI, MN)


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Wisconsin EDO Directory

Wisconsin service providers

Project announcements

Forward Wisconsin State
Wisconsin Dept of Commerce State
Alliant Energy Multi State Utility
Racine County EDC County
Metropolitan Milwaukee Assn of Commerce Metro 53202
Milwaukee Econ Dev Corp City
Milwaukee County Econ Dev Div. County
Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce County 53081
City of Whitewater City  53190
City of Manitowoc City
Rock County Planning & Development Agency County 53545
Green County Development Corp. County 53566
City of Green Bay City 54301
Door County Econ Dev Corp, Sturgeon Bay County
Fond du Lac County Econ Dev Corp County 54936
Portage County Business Council, Stevens Point County
City of Wausau City  54403
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry Region 54449
Heart of Wisconsin Business & Economic Alliance Region 54494

Fox Cities Chamber of Comm & Industry, Appleton Region
Winnebago County IDB County
Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce City 53511
City of Janesville City 53545
Rock County Planning & Dev Agency, Janesville County
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Metro 53703
City of Madison Office of Business Assistance City
Sauk County Dev Corp, Baraboo County
LaCrosse Area Dev Corp City 54601
City of Eau Claire City 54701
City of Menomonie City
City of Chippewa Falls City 54729
Pierce County Econ Dev Corp, River Falls County
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  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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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.

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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.

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Bruce Donnelly 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
Grubb & Ellis
Newmark Knight Frank
NAI Farbman Group (Detroit) - David Farbman, President & CEO  
NAI Ohio Equities LLC (Columbus OH) - George "Sandy" Simpson  
Colliers International -   

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   

CB Richard Ellis - Chicago office

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

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

- Fred Block, Director of Real Estate Services   847-384-4668   
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   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide
Chicago, Illinois area  
Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler - Rosemont and Chicago IL
Cincinnati, Ohio area  
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker (Colliers International) also has offices in St. Louis, Dayton, Indianapolis, Minneapolis St. Paul, Kansas City and Nashville
Cresa Partners
The Staubach Co. Mideast Inc (Cincinnati)  
NAI Harding Dahm - Fort Wayne, IN
Business Location Consultants  
The Austin Company - facility location selection, engineering and construction
WDG Consulting (The Wadley Donovan Group) - location selection services

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

Cincinnati United Contractors
The Rudolph/Libbe Companies - Toledo, Lima and Walbridge OH, Canton MI TEL 419-241-5000  Philip J. Rudolph Jr.
Hunzinger Construction Company - Brookfield Wi 
The Zimmerman Design Group - Milwaukee WI
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
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
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)
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)
The Times -  (Northwest Indiana - Hammond IN)   Business section
Indianapolis Star  
Source Website
GLIN - Great Lakes Information Network - not limited to economic development issues
International Trade Club of Chicago
Illinois Trade Office - trade promotion
Chicago Aerial Photo Services - detailed aerial photos of land around Chicago area   

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Continental Cooperative Services - knowledge of downstate Illinois areas    (Aaron Ridenour)


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