Global Direct Investment Solutions

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Contact us directly to discuss your marketing plans, and what we can do for you in 2006.  TEL 847-304-4655.  Please also respond to our Area Survey by e-mail.

Our 2006-2010 business plan is to develop independent working relationships with networks of executives, professional advisors, and communities through regional offices for project referrals.  You may also find our analysis about the costs of "lead generation" work on a per job basis to be of interest, including market reach through advertising.

See how to request a relevant directory listing

This business was developed by Bruce Donnelly (biographic profile) after experience at regional investment promotion and the sale of site selection consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The gist of the plan is to develop a team of professionals who can provide well-qualified project referrals as an ongoing service for our clients.

You may find our analysis of investment project trends by state to be of interest.  Our April 2006 newsletter (4 pages with graphs) summarizes this market research and analysis.

State directories of US regional, county, city, and utility economic development organizations and chambers of commerce which promote new business investment


Northeast          NY   CT   MA   RI   NH  VT  ME

Mid-Atlantic       PA   NJ   MD   DE   DC   WV   VA   NC

Southeast         SC   GA   FL   AL   MS   TN

Great Lakes      KY   OH   MI   IN    IL   WI   MN

North Central     MO  IA   KS   NE   ND  SD

South Central    TX   OK   AR   LA

Mountain          AZ   NM  CO   UT    WY   ID   MT

West Coast      CA  NV   OR   WA   HI   AK

Economic development directory - alphabetical list by state for convenience

Same links as provided by the abbreviations at left (not familiar to all foreign visitors)

Alabama   Alaska   Arizona  Arkansas  California  Colorado  Connecticut  Delaware  Florida  Georgia   Hawaii  Idaho  Illinois  Indiana  Iowa  Kansas  Kentucky  Louisiana  Maine  Maryland  Massachusetts  Michigan  Minnesota  Mississippi  Missouri  Montana  Nebraska  Nevada  New Hampshire  New Jersey  New Mexico  New York  North Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon  Pennsylvania  Rhode Island  South Carolina  South Dakota  Tennessee  Texas   Utah  Vermont  Virginia  Washington   West Virginia   Wisconsin   Wyoming

Ask us about advertising in fDi magazine (FT Business - The Financial Times group).
We offer three economical ways to test the value of our work for your area as we develop independent working relationships with executives and advisors for project referrals. 
  •  Host a Professional Site Selection Tour familiarization visit with one or more site selection consultants and share their perceptions of the area through a GUIDE Area Report on this website and the selective website
  •  Highlight your area through a GUIDE Area Profile, which can be found by visitors (and search engines) in many ways, including related GUIDE content on topics of frequent interest to investors
  •  Publish a GUIDE Area Survey as a basic executive summary of your area

Refer also to , which will be used to selectively highlight areas and services while this website remains a more comprehensive reference source.  This website is attracting visitors at a pace of 500,000 per year in 2006 because it makes it easy to find more than 20,000 relevant resources quickly in this market.



We are not a publisher using statistics to boost advertising sales or prices.  The statistics just demonstrate growing usage patterns which may be of interest to some supporters of our work.

We contact executives directly about their interests.  We use many targeted marketing and professional networking activities to reach them.  Our online ads are just one such tool.

We don't just wait for them to find and contact us, although we get calls from company presidents and other executives regularly.  They learn about this unique business through the website, referrals, or our general marketing activities.  We openly share our knowledge of thousands of professional contacts, and the experience we have developed through contact with executives at countless companies about their project plans.




Try some of the custom search features on which have been designed for executives and professional advisors to quickly find what they are seeking.

How fast can anyone in the world find out about your area now?

By sharing better knowledge of your area through this site, we can make it even easier to discover what you have to offer whenever it may be relevant to the interests of the executives and advisors we serve.  Try this through the Google Site Search, which is available on any page (header, right Search button), or through our directories and navigational links.

We welcome reciprocal links

If you want to add a button or banner link to our website, you can find the images through the above.  Contact us if a custom "landing page" or "deep links" may be appropriate to highlight the content most likely to be of interest to your contacts.

For example, if you participate in our GUIDE Area Profile service, that can serve as a landing page about your area, with easy links to other resources of potential interest to your visitors.

Value : What's It All Worth To An Area?

There are several low-cost services which can help to establish a working relationship even within the constraints of tight budgets.  For example, the following services highlight an area through regional, state, or specialized directories which help executives as a consistent resource for investment planning anywhere in the world.  This work also expands our own knowledge of an area as we perform our marketing and referral work:

Pricing: What Does It Cost To Participate?

For a specific proposal about services to help promote your area, or to discuss any other questions about our services, please contact us directly.

There are various standard SICR and GUIDE services, as explained through this website and summarized on the Order Form, with standardized pricing arrangements which are intended to maintain consistency among participants in comparable areas.

To simplify, there are some small services which cost less than $1000 per year.  These are designed to economically help smaller communities to attract attention and interest.  The main service in this regard is to publish an effective Area Survey response and highlight it in various ways so that it is easy to find quickly through relevant Google site searches.

Basic services involve a week or more of work together per year at a cost of $5000 or more.

Proactive marketing projects to support the promotion of an area, such as to research target industry sectors or specific groups of companies for interest in a specific region, will typically take several months of work at a cost of $10,000 per month or more.

Regional directories of economic development organizations and contacts, websites.  See also : Invest USA and USA Search - Area Search - CRE Search
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe    Europe Search South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Major project announcements and GUIDE Project Profiles by area (selective lists) - see also by Industry
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes East and Midwest Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan

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