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Scroll down to the selective regional directory of economic development contacts and professional service providers or other resources at the state, metro, city, county and local levels, or refer to the more comprehensive state directories as above for California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii and Alaska.  They perform investment promotion and project support services to attract corporate investment projects and jobs.  Services may include site selection support 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 maps for western Canada or Mexico.

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Organization Scope - and maps for California and Nevada



California EDO Directory

California service providers

California Commission for Jobs & Economic Growth State - private 
TeamCalifornia State
California Assn for Local Economic Development State
Northern California maps for CA and NV



California EDO Directory

California service providers

City of Clovis City 93612
Madera County EDC County 93637
Monterey County County 93902
Central Coast Marketing Partnership - Salinas Region 93912
City of San Mateo City 94403
Napa Valley Economic Development Corp. County 94559
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Economic Dev. City 94590
Emeryville Economic Dev. & Housing Dept. City 94608
Economic Dev Alliance for Business (The East Bay - Oakland) Region 94612
City of Berkeley City 94703
Gilroy Econ Dev Corp City 95020
San Jose Office of Economic Development City 95113
San Joaquin Partnership County 95219
City of Merced City 95340
Sierra Economic Development District, Auburn Region 95603
Stanislaus County (Modesto) County 95354
City of Elk Grove City 95758
City of Sacramento City
Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Org. Region 95814
Sacramento Municipal Utility District regional utility
Yuba County Airport and Economic Development County 95993
Economic Dev. Corp of Shasta County, Redding County 96002
Upstate California Economic Development Council, Red Bluff Region 96080
Southern and Central California maps for CA and NV



California EDO Directory

California service providers

Los Angeles County County 90071
City of Santa Monica City 90405
Long Beach Area Chamber Metro 90831
City of Industry City 91744
City of Ontario City 91764

City of Poway City 92064
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp Region 92101
Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone EZ 92236
Valley of Imperial Dev. Alliance, El Centro Local 92243
Imperial Valley EDC County
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Local 92260
City of Twentynine Palms City 92277
City of Fontana City 92335
City of Hesperia City 92345
City of Victorville City 92392
Inland Empire North, Regional Economic Development Authority, Victorville Region 92393
San Bernardino County County 92401
Inland Empire Economic Partnership Region 92408
City of Riverside Dev. Dept. City 92502
City of Temecula City 92589
Southwest Riverside County Economic Alliance - Temecula County 92590
Irvine Chamber of Commerce City 92614
Orange County Business Council County 92614

Anaheim Advantage City 92805
Kings County EDC, Hanford County 93230
City of Lemoore City 93245
The EDC of Tulare County County 93274

Kern Economic Dev Corp, Bakersfield County 93302
Economic Vitality Corp of San Luis Obispo County County
City of Palmdale City 93550
Fresno County Economic Development Corp. County 93721
California Central Valley EDC, Stockton Region 93721
Washington maps for the Northwest (OR, WA)


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Washington EDO Directory

Washington service providers

Washington State Office of Business & Tourism Dev, Trade & Economic Dev. State 98504

Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council Region 98312
Port of Bremerton Port 98367
Tacoma Economic Development Department City 98424
Grays Harbor EDC Port 98520
Columbia River Economic Development Council Region 98661
Port of Vancouver Port 98666
Grant County Economic Development Council County 98837
Yakima County Development Association County 98907
Spokane Area EDC Metro 99201
Avista Utilities Utility 99220
TRIDEC Tri-City Industrial Development Council Region 99336

Carl Adrian

TEL (509)735-1000 
SouthEast Washington Economic Development Association - (SEWEDA) and Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization - (RTPO) - Clarkston WA Region 99403 509-751-9144
Cowlitz EDC County
Economic Development Association of Skagit County County
Port of Kalama Port
Oregon maps for the Northwest (OR, WA)


Oregon EDO Directory

Oregon service providers

Oregon Economic & Community Development State 97301
Oregon Economic Development Assn. Regions
Port of The Dalles Port 97058
Portland Development Comm. Metro 97201
PacifiCorp Utility 97204
SEDCOR - Salem Economic Development Corp. County 97301
Central Coast Economic Development Alliance County 97341
Lane County (Eugene) County 97440
Economic Development for Central Oregon Region
The Partnership for Economic Development in Douglas County (UEDP - Umpqua Economic Development Partnership) County 800-210-9032
South Coast Dev Council County
Nevada maps for CA and NV



Nevada EDO Directory

Nevada service providers

Nevada Commission on Economic Development State 89701
Nevada Development Authority State 89109
City of Henderson City 89015
Las Vegas Office of Business Development City 89101
Sierra Pacific Regional utility 89511
Reno Sparks Tahoe EDA of W Nevada Region
Northern Nevada Development Authority, Carson City Region 89703
Alaska maps for Alaska, Hawaii, and Pacific


State of Alaska website State

Doing Business in Alaska

Alaska Office of Economic Development - focus on tourism, minerals, fisheries State   Office of Economic Development
Alaska Economic Development Resource Guide - Dept of Commerce State   Alaska resource guide
Alaska Economic Information System State   Economic Information System
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development -
Division of Community Advocacy - local community information around Alaska
State and local

Community Database Information Summaries

Alaska Regional Development Organizations - Dept of Commerce State regions  

ARDOR regions with maps

Regional development strategies

Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority State 99503 907-269-3000
Alaska State Chamber of Commerce State chamber
List of Alaska Chambers of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureaus chambers, tourism   Chambers and CVBs
Alaska Journal of Commerce business news
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation Region
Municipality of Anchorage - Port of Anchorage - FTZ No. 160 City
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Chamber 99501
Copper Valley Development Association, Glennallen Alaska Region 99588
Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Region
Kenai Chamber of Commerce Chamber 99611
Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism
Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council Tourism
Fairbanks North Star Borough Region 99707
Fairbanks Economic Development Corp. - FTZ 195 City 99701


Fairbanks Alaska Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism 99701
Prince William Sound Economic  Development District Region
Southeast Conference Region
Sitka Economic Development Association City 99835 907-747-2660
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism State 808-586-2423

Enterprise Honolulu Island
Kapolei Hawaii City
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.
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 847-304-4655 847-304-5375
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US West Coast 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 California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii and Alaska 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
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.

Grubb & Ellis Knight Frank
Colliers International - Bakersfield, Bellevue, Carlsbad, Fairfield, Fresno, Gilroy, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (13), Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasonton, Portland, Reno, Roseville, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Seattle, Stockton, Tacoma, Walnut Creek   
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
Northern California  
Cornish & Carey Commercial (Palo Alto, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Sacramento) - ONCOR International  
BT Commercial  
Southern California and Nevada  
Voit Commercial Brokerage (Chula Vista, San Diego, Anaheim, Irvine, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix)  
Oregon, Washington  
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.

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.

Banks, Project Finance
This section will be used to highlight regional contacts relevant to direct investment projects.
Lund Financial - investment banking boutique, off balance sheet financing of corporate real estate  
Venture Capital - including "angel" investor groups, mezzanine finance, and other early stage finance and venture capital resources for entrepreneurs in the region
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.

Source Website
Portland Business Journal - Portland OR
The Business Journal of Portland
Oregon Statesman Journal
The News Tribune - Tacoma WA
The Seattle Times - Seattle WA   Business/Technology section
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Seattle WA   Business section
Everett Herald  
Los Angeles Business - from
The Los Angeles Times   Business section 


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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