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Try the custom Search: US Southeast Region (TN, SC, AL, FL, GA, MS) or Search: Americas tools for other regions of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.  The state economic development directories are complemented by other regional resources below, such as professional service providers and other sources of information about doing business in the US Southeast region.
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North Carolina - see Mid Atlantic region

Louisiana - see South Central region

Kentucky - see Great Lakes east region

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New GUIDE Network Survey, GUIDE Area Profile or Service Profile participants in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi will be highlighted above and through our Area Search service at www.OnTheShortList.com .
Scroll down to the selective regional directory of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee economic development contacts and professional service providers or other resources at the state, metro, city, county, regional and local levels.  They perform investment promotion and project support services to attract corporate investment projects and jobs.  Services may include site selection assistance, market research, and incentives for new, expanded, or relocated offices, factories, R&D, distribution and other operations.  See also : Other regional economic development directories and other resources for strategic investment planning as highlighted below.  See also regional maps for the Mid-Atlantic or South Central regions. 
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 www.OnTheShortList.com organizes business location research work and Area Reports through consultant "familiarization tours", and our "Meeting Point" work pre-schedules B2B introductory meetings at events.
February 27, 2007 : Congratulations to the Tupelo, Mississippi region (Blue Springs) for winning the Toyota "Wellspring" project - a new North American automotive assembly plant that will manufacture the Toyota Highlander model starting in 2010.  This $1.3 billion project to produce 150,000 vehicles per year is expected to employ 2000 people directly, plus any related suppliers or other companies which may be attracted to the region by this major development. For more information about the Toyota project in Mississippi:

 

Media room set up for the Toyota Wellspring project in Tupelo

Tupelo Community Development Foundation  www.cdfms.org

Mississippi Development Authority       www.mississippi.org 

Mississippi state government website : www.mississippi.gov

August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastated Gulf of Mexico coastal areas from Louisiana across Mississippi and Alabama to the northwest Florida panhandle, particularly with storm surge flooding near the coast and torrential rains not only in the immediate area, but also in areas farther north along rivers which drain through the region.

  Information about Katrina and other US hurricanes.

 

Although news coverage has concentrated on the most dramatic scenes in some of the major cities such as New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulfport, and Mobile, this is a catastrophic natural disaster across a widespread area on a scale rarely seen in the last century.

To contribute to disaster relief organizations working in the region :

As with the tsunami and earthquake disasters in Asia, reconstruction of these communities will take a long time after the initial emergency response work.  Business support of the local economic development organizations will be welcome as the recovery effort moves forward.

Congratulations to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, one of four winners of the 2003 Economic Development Leadership and Accomplishment Award of CoreNet Global Learning, which we sponsored and presented at the CoreNet Global Summit in Atlanta on October 14 ,2003.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into the US Southeast region.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency. The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to us as background to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and extensive contacts.

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Organization Scope Contacts Website and other resources Survey Profile
Southern Economic Development Council Regional association   www.sedc.org No No
Florida  maps of SC, GA, FL GDI : Bruce

Florida EDO Directory

Florida service providers

Projects-FL announcements

Companies - FL

Survey Profile
Enterprise Florida State   www.eflorida.com No No
Central Florida

 

       
Greater Tampa Scope

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources Survey Profile
Tampa Bay Partnership Region 33607   www.tampabay.org No No
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce - Committee of One Hundred

Metro 33602

map

 

Bea Bare

(813)276-9458

 

www.tampachamber.com

2003 CoreNet Global Learning : Economic Development Leadership & Accomplishment Award

advertising

events

familiarization, networking activities

No

 

 

No

Area Profile example

 

Netpark Tampa Bay Developer 33610   www.netparktampabay.net No No
City of St. Petersburg City   www.stpete.org No No
Sumter County Economic Development Council County 33585   www.gosumter.com No No
Pinellas County Economic Development County 33762   www.co.pinellas.fl.us No No
Young-Rainey STAR Center 33777   www.siliconbay.org No No
Manatee Chamber of Commerce County 34205   www.manateeedc.com No No
Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development County 34236   www.sarasotachamber.org No No
City of North Port City 34287   www.northportecondev.com No No
Economic Development Commission of Hernando County Inc. County 34609   www.edchernando.com No No
Pasco Economic Development Council County 34639   www.pascoedc.com No No
  Scope

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources Survey Profile
Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast Region 32780

Roberta M. Horne

321-638-2000

www.spacecoastedc.org www.globalgateway.org

Interview No
Metro Orlando EDC

Metro 32801   www.OrlandoEDC.com No No

 

City of Palm Bay City 32905   www.palmbayflorida.org No No
City of Cocoa City 32922   www.cocoafl.org No No
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce County 32960   www.indianriverchamber.com No No
City of Lakeland City 33801     No No
City of Lake Wales City 33859   www.cityoflakewales.com No No
Highlands County EDC/IDA County 33870   www.highlandsedc.com No No
Florida's Heartland REDI Region 33871  

www.flaheartland.com

www.ecodev.net  formerly?

No No
Marion County Economic Development Council, Ocala County 34474   www.ocalaedc.org No No
Okeechobee County Development Authority County 34972   www.oda.okeechobee.com No No
Central Florida FTZ 218 FTZ 34982   www.stluciemeansbusiness.com No No
St. Lucie County Economic Development Council County 34988   www.edcstlucie.org No No
Northeast Florida

 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources Survey Profile
Columbia County Chamber, Lake City County 32025   www.lakecitychamber.com No No
Baker County Development Commission County 32063   www.bakerchamberfl.com No No
Clay County Development Authority and Economic Development Council County 32073   www.clayedo.com No No
St. Augustine & St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce County 32084   www.staugustinechamber.com No No
Bradford County Development Authority County 32091   www.starkeonline.com No No
Nassau County Economic Development Board Inc. County 32097   www.nassaucountyfla.com No No
Enterprise Flagler, Inc. County 32137   www.enterpriseflagler.org No No
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce County 32178   www.putnamcountychamber.org No No
Jacksonville Regional Dev Partnership - Cornerstone Region 32202   www.expandinjax.com No No
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Metro 32202   www.jacksonvillechamber.org No No
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 32602   www.gainesvillechamber.com Below No
Gainesville Council for Economic Outreach Metro 32602

J. Brent Christensen

352-334-7100

www.gceo.com Interview No
Southern Florida

 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources Survey Profile
Miami - The Beacon Council

Metro 33130   www.beaconcouncil.com No No

 

Hollywood Business Council City 33020   www.hollywoodbizcouncil.org No No
Pembroke Pines Economic Development Local 33026   www.ppines.com No No
The Broward Alliance County 33301   www.browardalliance.org No No
Port Everglades FTZ 25, Broward County FTZ   www.broward.org No No
Pompano Economic Group Local   www.pompanobeachchamber.com No No
Business Development Board of Palm Beach County County 33401   www.bdb.org No No
Perrine-Cutler Ridge Council Local   www.pcrc.com No No
Vision Council, Homestead Local   www.visioncouncil.com No No
Lee County Economic Development Office

County 33901   www.leecountybusiness.com No No

 

City of Cape Coral City 33915   www.capecoralgov.org No No
Charlotte County Economic Development Council County 33948   www.charlottecountyfl.com No No
Hendry County Economic Development Council County 33975   www.hendrynet.com//econdev No No
Economic Development Council of Collier County County 34104   www.SiliconBeachFlorida.com

www.enaplesflorida.com

No No
Northwest Florida

 

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Website and other resources Survey Profile
Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce - Florida's Capital Region Metro 32302   www.talchamber.com No No
Madison County Chamber of Commerce County 32340   www.madisonfl.org No No
Jefferson County Community Development Corp. County 32344   www.monticellojeffersonfl.com No No
Perry/Taylor County Development Authority County 32347   www.taylorcountychamber.com No No
Bay County Economic Development Alliance County 32402   www.1-888baysite.com No No
The St. Joe Company Developer 32407   www.joe.com No No
Opportunity Florida, Chipley Region 32428   www.opportunityflorida.com No No
Walton County Economic Development Council County 32433   www.waltonbusiness.com No No
Jackson County Development Council Inc. County 32447   www.phonl.com/jcdc No No
Gulf Power Company Utility 32520   www.southernco.com No No
Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, Ft. Walton Beach County 32549   www.florida-edc.org No No
Florida's Great Northwest Region 32550   www.floridasgreatnorthwest.com No No
Team Santa Rosa Economic Development Council County 32570   www.teamsantarosa.com No No
Pensacola Bay Area Chamber Metro 32591  

www.PensacolaBayArea.com

www.businesspensacola.com

No No
Pensacola Dept of Econ Dev Metro   www.businesspensacola.com No No
Alabama
 
Scope;   maps of AL, MS, TN, GA

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Alabama EDO Directory

Alabama service providers

Projects-AL announcements

Survey Profile
Alabama Dev Office

 

State 36130

  www.ado.state.al.us No No
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama State 35209   www.edpa.org No No
Cullman Economic Development Agency Local 35055

Peggy S. Smith

256-739-1891

www.cullmaneda.org Interview No
Birmingham Community Development Department City 35203   www.ci.bham.al.us/oed No No
Alabama Gas Corp utility 35203   www.alagasco.com No No
Alabama Power utility 35203   www.alabamapower.com No No
Walker County Economic & Industrial Development Authority County 35502   www.Industrysites.com No No
North Alabama Industrial Development Association Region 35602

Jason Wright

(256)353-9450

www.naida.com No No
Shoals Economic Development Authority Local 35631   www.seda-shoals.com No No
Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce Metro 35801

Ethan Hadley

256-535-2022

www.HuntsvilleAlabamaUSA.com

www.hsvchamber.org

Interview No
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 36101   www.montgomerychamber.com No No
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority utility 36104   www.amea.com No No
Southeast Alabama Regional Development Commission Region 36302   www.sanman.net No No
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 36652   www.mobilechamber.org No No
South Carolina

maps of SC, GA, FL

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

South Carolina EDO Directory

South Carolina service providers

Projects-SC announcements

Survey Profile
South Carolina Dept of Commerce State 29202  

www.sccommerce.com

www.teamsc.com - now obsolete

No No
Orangeburg County Development Commission County 29116

803-536-3333

www.ocdc.com Interview No
Sumter County Development Board County 29150   www.sumteredge.com No No
Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance Region 29201   www.cceda.org No No
Palmetto Econ Dev Corporation utility 29201   www.SCpowerteam.com No No
South Carolina Economic Development Association State 29202   www.sceda.org No No
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 29304   www.spartanburgsc.org No No
Spartanburg County Economic Development Corp. County 29304   www.spartanburgchamber.com No No
Duke Power regional utility 29334

James C. Rogers

864-439-5924

www.dukepower.com/ecdev

www.duke-energy.com

Interview No
Charleston Regional Dev Alliance regional   www.charleston-for-business.com No No
South Carolina World Trade Center, Charleston WTC 29403   www.scwtc.org No No
Myrtle Beach Partners EDC Metro 29526   www.MyrtleBeachDevelopment.com No No
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce Metro 29601   www.greenvillechamber.com No No
Upstate Alliance SC (Greenville) Region 29607

Mike Panasko

864-283-2306

www.upstatealliance.com No No
Aiken County Economic Development Partnership County 29802   www.edpsc.org  No No
Santee Cooper Power local utility   www.scprimesite.com No No
Tennessee 

 

maps of AL, MS, TN, GA

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Tennessee EDO Directory

Tennessee service providers

 

Projects-TN announcements

Companies

Real estate listings

Survey Profile
Tennessee Dept of Economic & Community Development State  

www.state.tn.us/ecd

www.soundsgood.org

 

Property listings

No No
Tennessee Chambers of Commerce Chambers   www.tnchamber.org No No
Clarksville - Montgomery County Economic Development Council County 37040   www.clarksville.tn.us No No
Williamson County Economic Development Council County 37067   www.williamsonworks.com No No
Hendersonville Industrial Dev. Board Local 37075   www.hvilletn.org No No
Forward Sumner Economic Council

TEL 615-822-7610

 

County 37077

  www.forwardsumner.org

 

No

 

No

 

JECDB - Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County County 37087   www.doingbiz.org No No
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce (Murfreesboro) County 37129   www.rutherfordchamber.org No No
Nashville Area Chamber Metro 37201   www.nashvilleareainfo.com

Property listings

No No
Middle Tennessee Industrial Dev Assn (Nashville) Region 37212   www.mtida.org No No
Marion County Partnership for Economic Development (Jasper) County 37347   www.marioncountychamber.com No No
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 37402   www.chattanooga-chamber.com/bic No No
Southeast Industrial Development Assn. (Chattanooga) Region 37405   www.seiola.org  or www.sedev.org No No
Johnson City Washington County Economic Dev Board County 37605   www.jcedb.org No No
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 37662   www.kedp.org No No
Newport - Cocke County Economic Development Comm. County 37821   www.hubofindustry.com No No
Tellico Reservoir Development Agency Local 37885   www.tellico.com No No
Tennessee Valley Authority (Knoxville) Region 37902   www.tva.gov No No
Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Metro 37902  

www.knoxvillechamber.com

www.knoxvilleoakridge.org

No No
East Tennessee Economic Development Agency Region 37932  

www.eteda.org

www.knoxvilleoakridge.org

No No
Tennessee's Resource Valley Region 37933   www.trv.org No No
Memphis Chamber Metro 38103   www.memphischamber.com No No
Port of Memphis Port 38106   www.portofmemphis.com No No
Maury Alliance County 38401   www.mauryalliance.com No No
South Central Tennessee Development District Region 38402   www.sctdd.org No No
Pulaski - Giles County Economic Development Commission County 38478   www.gilescountyedc.com No No
Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Assn. Region   www.netvaly.org No No
West Tennessee Industrial Assn Region None - by request www.wtia.org No No
Mississippi

 

maps of AL, MS, TN, GA

Contacts

GDI : Bruce

Mississippi EDO Directory

Mississippi service providers

 

Projects-MS announcements

 

Survey Profile
Mississippi Development Authority State 39205  

www.mississippi.org 

 

New and Expanded Facilities

No No
Mississippi Power state utility 39502   www.mspower.com/econdev No No
Community Development Foundation (Tupelo) County 38802   www.cdfms.org No No
The Alliance (Corinth) 38834     No No
Grenada County Chamber of Comm. County 38902   www.grenada-ms.com No No
Madison County Economic Development Authority (Canton MS) County 39046

Tim Coursey

601-859-1990

www.madisoncountyeda.com No No
Natchez -Adams County EDA County 39121   www.natchezeda.com No No
Entergy Corp. Utility 39201   www.entergy.com No No
Greater Jackson Alliance, Jackson MS Metro 39207 601-948-3111 www.greaterjacksonms.com No No
East Mississippi Business Dev. Corp. Region 39302   www.embdc.org No No
East Central Mississippi Economic Council Region   www.ecmec.org No No
Area Development Partnership (Hattiesburg) Region 39401   www.theADP.com No No
Economic Dev. Authority of Jones County County 39440   www.edajones.com No No
Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance Region 39502   www.mscoast.org No No
Harrison County Dev Commission (above) County 39502   www.mscoast.org No No
Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber County 39602   www.brookhavenchamber.com No No
Pike County Economic Dev. County 39649   www.pikeinfo.com No No
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Dev Authority Region, Port 39703   www.tenntom.org No No
North Mississippi Industrial Dev Assn Region 39773   www.nmida.com No No
Georgia

 

    maps of AL, MS, TN, GA and maps of SC, GA, FL

Georgia EDO Directory

Georgia service providers

Projects-GA announcements

Survey Profile
Georgia Dept of Industry State 30303   www.georgia.org No No
Georgia Power state utility 30303 GDI : Bruce www.georgiapower.com/grc No No
Georgia Center for Site Selection - Georgia Electric Membership Corp. state utility 30303   www.ga-sites.com

www.georgiaemc.com

No No
MEAG Power - Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia - Location Georgia utility 30328   www.locationgeorgia.com No No
Cherokee County Development Auth. county 30114   www.cherokee-ga-eda.com No No
Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber county 30040   www.forsyth-county.com No No
Conyers - Rockdale Partners for Tomorrow local 30094   www.conyersonline.com No No
Carroll County Chamber of Comm. County 30117   www.carroll-ga.org No No
Cartersville - Bartow County Chamber County 30120   www.cartersvillechamber.com No No
Douglas County Development Auth. County 30133   www.douglascountygeorgia.com No No
Fayette County Development Auth. County 30214   www.fayettega.org No No
Henry County Development Auth. County 30253   www.hcda.org No No
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Metro 30301   www.metroatlantachamber.com No No
Atlanta Development Authority City 30303   www.atlantada.com No No
City of College Park City 30337   www.collegeparkga.com No No
Clayton County Chamber of Comm. County 30354   www.claytoncham.org No No
Toombs County Development Auth. County 30474   www.toombschamber.com No No
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce County 30501   www.ghcc.com No No
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce City 30601   www.athenschamber.net No No
Cordele - Crisp Industrial Development Council County 31010   www.crispedc.com No No
Dublin - Laurens County Chamber & Development Auth. County 31040   www.dublin-georgia.com No No
Macon Economic Development Commission City 31202

Patrick Topping

478-621-2030

www.maconworks.com

www.maconedc.com

Interview No
Liberty County Development Authority County 31313

Ronald Tolley

(912)368-3356

www.lc-da.com

2005 project - Target

No No
Savannah Economic Development Authority City 31405   www.seda.org No No
Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority County 31521

Nathan Sparks

912-265-6629

www.bwkeda.com No No
Camden County Joint Dev. Authority County 31548   www.camdenjda.com No No
Meriwether County Development Auth. County 31830   www.meriwethercounty.com No No
Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce local 31902   www.columbusgachamber.com No No
Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority County 31603   www.industrialauthority.com No No
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.
The default for all other columns is "No" unless the organization supports our work.
  •  Survey : areas which have responded to our GUIDE Network Survey, with a link to their response for convenience if published (optional) and highlighted at the top.  This is often useful as an executive summary at the "long list" stage of location selection.
  •  Profile : participates in our GUIDE Area Profile service (also highlighted at the top of the page).  This involves a closer working relationship to maintain more timely and detailed knowledge of the area throughout the year, and also involves a more detailed executive summary on the website, with many relevant links.  If there are significant incentives in the area, we may also link to a GUIDE Incentives Profile.
All area representatives are encouraged to reply to the free GUIDE Network Survey, which consists of very basic questions to help maintain timely knowledge about many areas for referral purposes.  Area representatives : see how to participate.  Current service pricing is listed on the Order Form (Adobe Acrobat .PDF file).  Refer also to any special offers.  Please help us to help you by supporting our work.

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  (Chicago) 847-304-5375
       
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US Southeast 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 Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi 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
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 - magazines, newspapers, online news or sponsored media Website - see also Research sources for article searches in general
Business news media for Alabama  
   
Business news media for Florida  
Business Florida (Florida Trend) magazine - official publication of Florida Enterprise and The Florida Economic Development Council www.BusinessFlorida.com
   
Business news media for Georgia  
Atlanta Business Chronicle  
   
Business news media for Mississippi  
   
Business news media for South Carolina  
   
Business news media for Tennessee  
The Tennessean www.tennessean.com
Business Tennessee Magazine - Business TN www.businesstn.com
Business Trend - Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, promotional magazine www.chattanoogachamber.com
Nashville Business Journal www.nashville.bizjournals.com
Nashville Post www.nashvillepost.com
Memphis Business Journal www.memphis.bizjournals.com
Business and Industry Associations - Regional Note - Chambers of Commerce are in the above list of regional contacts
Southern Economic Development Council www.sedc.org
Business and Industry Associations in Alabama See the Alabama directory for Chambers of Commerce
   
Business and Industry Associations in Florida See the Florida directory for Chambers of Commerce
Florida Economic Development Council www.fedc.net
Business and Industry Associations in Georgia See the Georgia directory for Chambers of Commerce
   
Business and Industry Associations in South Carolina See the South Carolina directory for Chambers of Commerce
   
Business and Industry Associations in Mississippi See the Mississippi directory for Chambers of Commerce
   
Business and Industry Associations in Tennessee See the Tennessee directory for Chambers of Commerce
Tennessee Biotechnology Association www.tnbio.org
Chattanooga Technology Council www.chattanoogatechnologycouncil.org
Memphis Technology Council www.memphistech.com
Nashville Technology Council www.technologycouncil.com
East Tennessee Technology Council www.tech2020.org
Northeast Tennessee Technology Council www.netntech.org
Tennessee Bankers Association www.tnbankers.org
Tennessee Bar Association www.tba.org
Other Sources Website
Southern Automotive Corridor - a publication of Southern Business & Development magazine with a focus on automotive industry locations and economic development in the southern US; based in Alabama www.southernautocorridor.com     www.sb-d.com
Ferguson Development Network - consultant with regional contacts among economic development agencies, chambers of commerce www.fergusondevelopmentnetwork.com
The following links are to separate state directories of economic development organizations, which may be more comprehensive than the selective regional directory above.  At this time, they are almost identical to the above, but this will change over time as the state directories grow and the above lists become more selective.
Florida Tennessee South Carolina Alabama Georgia Mississippi Other regions
Corporate 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.

for North Carolina, see Mid Atlantic Region

for Kentucky, see Great Lakes Region

Search global commercial real estate firms
NAI Corporate Service Group www.naiglobal.com
Cushman & Wakefield www.cushwake.com
CB Richard Ellis www.cbre.com
Insignia / ESG www.insigniaesg.com
Advantis/GVA www.gvaworldwide.com
Jones Lang LaSalle www.joneslanglasalle.com
Trammell Crow Company www.trammellcrow.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
Alabama  
   
Florida  
Oncor International - Carter & Associates (Tampa, Orlando) www.oncorintl.com
Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.

 

www.cushmanwakefield.com

Colliers International - Colliers Arnold (Tampa, Orlando), Colliers Dickinson (Jacksonville) www.colliers.com   
Grubb & Ellis Knight Frank - Phoenix Realty (Jacksonville) www.grubb-ellis.com    
NAI Realvest Partners (Orlando) www.naiglobal.com
Business Florida publishes a "Top 25" list of CRE brokerage firms by total $ volume and square feet sold in Florida, but does not differentiate them by specialty.  It may therefore include firms specialized in retail shopping developments, multi-unit housing, etc. www.BusinessFlorida.com
Georgia  
   
Mississippi  
   
South Carolina  
   
Tennessee  
Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services - Wallace and  Wallace (Knoxville TN) www.cbcww.com   www.coldwellbankercommercial.com
Grubb & Ellis Centennial (Nashville TN) www.centenn.com   property listings
Hollingsworth Companies (Clinton, TN) - develops business parks in NC, TN, AL, VA www.hollingsworthcos.com
Horrell Company, Nashville TN - industrial, office and retail in middle TN counties www.horrellcompany.com
Hunter Properties, Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) - commercial real estate services in northern GA and AL as well as Chattanooga TN www.thehuntercompanies.com
NAI Mathews Partners (Nashville TN) www.mathewspartners.net   property listings
Business Location Consultants, 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.

H+M Company, Inc. - See Survey response and Service Profile
  •  Facility location, incentive negotiations, design, construction, and equipment installation as an integrated service from early project planning to completion
  •  42 years experience in designing and building manufacturing, process and distribution projects throughout the US.
www.hmcompany.com

 

David Fite, Chairman   TEL:  731-664-6300

e-mail : refer to their website

McCallum / Sweeney Consulting - independent location consultants, based in Georgia www.mccallumsweeney.com
Moran, Stahl & Boyer - independent location consultants, based in Georgia www.msbconsulting.com
Belz Enterprises - Memphis, TN developer of industrial parks and facilities in Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.  Warehouse and distribution facilities www.belz.com
BWSC - Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. - engineers, architects, planners with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and Tri-Cities TN as well as in Alabama, Ohio and Georgia - site evaluations, facility design, development strategies www.bargewaggoner.com
T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc. - Nashville TN - general construction, design build, and construction management services for industrial facilities, distribution centers, offices www.twfrierson.com
Executive relocation services see also : Human Resources section
Oxxford Relocation Center, Inc. - relocation services, based in Georgia www.oxxfordrelo.com
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.

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (EBG) - international trade & investment www.ebglaw.com
GV Financial Advisors - personal financial / tax planning and compliance services for foreign executives assigned to US operations www.gvfinancial.com
BusinessFlorida publishes "Top 25" lists of law firms and accounting firms in the state by staffing and number of offices, but does not differentiate their professional specialties www.BusinessFlorida.com
   
Banks, Project Finance, and Venture Capital   
This section will be used to highlight regional contacts relevant to direct investment projects.
BusinessFlorida publishes a "Top 25" list of bank holding companies in the state by total Florida deposits and number of offices, but does not differentiate their services. www.BusinessFlorida.com
Nashville Capital Network - local support group for early stage or "angel" financing, education www.nashvillecapital.com
   
   

 

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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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