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These maps are not intended to show all details of the region.  They may be reorganized in the future to improve access speeds or provide better details about participating areas, but it is assumed that most websites of area representatives will contain more detailed map information, so it need not be repeated here.

These maps make it easier for executives to browse and to link graphically to GUIDE Area Profiles or Reports and the related websites about an area.  The links can reflect responsibilities which may sometimes overlap, as in the case of a multistate utility service area, or a regional agency serving multiple counties, or a metro area within multiple counties or states.

Refer also to maps of the South Central, Midwest Great Lakes, and Mountain regions as well as Canada.

In particular, since many US economic development organizations operate at the local county or city level, and may have unfamiliar names, this process is intended to make it much easier for executives to identify participating areas of potential interest, and details about their areas. 

As can be seen from the tables of Participants and other contacts, many of the organizational or website names might be hard to identify by other means, such as through Internet search engines or alphabetical directory listings which don't clearly identify the scope of services offered to investors or the areas which are served by the organizations.  This provides a graphical shortcut to find any participating area of interest very quickly and easily.

Although non-participating areas may also be listed in the tables of contacts, and can be found on these maps, we don't provide links from the maps because of the work involved since there are literally thousands of such organizations, often involving overlapping areas of service.

Contact us for free project assistance if you may be interested in expanding your business in a new area.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency. We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts, market research work, and other assistance as an independent service according to the capital investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve. 
Footnote : If you need maps such as these or any of the others found on this website, please respect the Microsoft copyright and buy your own copy of Microsoft MapPoint, the North America version of which was used to create and publish these maps solely for the navigational convenience and reference of users of our website.

The North American and European versions are available through  The North American version is sold at many US computer retailers.  See also :   or

Another leading source of mapping software for GIS applications is ESRI at .

Refer also to our list of GIS map features on websites for many areas, including those prepared by GIS Planning, winner of the 2003 Economic Development Leadership & Accomplishment Award of CoreNet Global, using ESRI products.

There is also ESRI Business Information Solutions, at .

Google now offers Google Maps and Google Earth for maps and imagery

Google Local integrates local maps and imagery with their business search results

Other mapping and imagery resources are listed in our Research section.


Some community websites may make GIS mapping tools available to map data about the area.  Additional maps may be found on economic development websites, such as custom maps to illustrate data about key business location selection topics. 

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