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Directory of GUIDE Testimonials by Region or by Industry   (see also : Regional Contacts > for local websites, which often include favorable quotes by investors)
As per the standard GUIDE Testimonials template, this section will selectively provide a fairly standardized and more detailed presentation of feedback by specific investors in an area about topics which may be of concern to potential investors.  Instead of a few friendly quotes by past investors, it is intended to share greater insights into the actual business climate of an area, and thus make it easier for executives and their advisors to identify and address critical questions when planning investment projects.
US : Northeast

NY, CT ,RI, MA, NH, VT, ME

US : Great Lakes

OH, KY, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN

Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic

PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, NC, WV

US : North Central

MO, KS, NE, IA, SD, ND

US : Mountain

AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, ID, MT

South America
US : Southeast

FL, SC, GA, TN, MS, AL

US : South Central

TX, OK, AR, LA

US : West Coast

CA, NV, OR, WA, HI, AK

Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
See the further explanation belowThis is a new feature, and will take time to develop in cooperation with participating area representatives and executives.

Note that there are independent feedback processes to share "lessons learned" or "proven solutions".  The Testimonials are prepared in cooperation with local area representatives or professional service providers to highlight executive experiences in their service areas on typical issues of importance to potential investors. 

Separate processes have also been set up for executives to share their interest in our various services, and feedback about our work together, including the fast and easy Executive Survey to guide our work (basic questions for reply by email).  Most such feedback, however, will remain confidential rather than be published.

Recent investment projects in an area (generally within the last 3 years) may be the subject of Project Profiles, which are highlighted through the lists of recent projects by industry or location. 

These Testimonials selectively highlight relevant experience among major existing investors on typical issues of importance to new investors in an area, typically reflecting much longer experience in the market than the Project Profiles. 

There is also the option of the GUIDE Experience Report work to develop a more comprehensive and representative sample of investor experiences in an area as an independent professional service for objective research and analysis.

Testimonial by Industry For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
company, executive, link to page with the testimonial copy area representative or professional service provider.  Link to Profile if available. synopsis of key remarks, and context (history in area, etc.) if available to validate or elaborate upon the remarks original date of comments, reviewed annually to update, and who edited the Testimonial
Example - Testimonial template who earned the testimonial, and how to reach them typically just a few key issues name, title, e-mail or phone August 2003, Bruce Donnelly
         
         
Automotive For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Biotechnology For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Pharmaceutical For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Medical Products For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Electronics For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Testimonial by Location For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
company, executive, link to page with the testimonial copy area representative or professional service provider.  Link to Profile if available. synopsis of key remarks, and context (history in area, etc.) if available to validate or elaborate upon the remarks original date of comments, reviewed annually to update, and who edited the Testimonial
Example - Testimonial template who earned the testimonial, and how to reach them typically just a few key issues name, title, e-mail or phone August 2003, Bruce Donnelly
US Northeast Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
New York        
Connecticut        
Rhode Island        
Massachusetts        
New Hampshire        
Vermont        
Maine        
US Mid-Atlantic Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Pennsylvania        
New Jersey        
Maryland        
Delaware        
District of Columbia        
Virginia        
North Carolina        
West Virginia        
US Southeast Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
South Carolina        
Florida        
Georgia        
Alabama        
Tennessee        
Mississippi        
US Great Lakes Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Ohio        
Kentucky        
Michigan        
Indiana        
Illinois        
Wisconsin        
Minnesota        
US North Central Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Missouri        
Kansas        
Nebraska        
Iowa        
North Dakota        
South Dakota        
US South Central Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Texas        
Oklahoma        
Arkansas        
Louisiana        
US Mountain Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Arizona        
New Mexico        
Colorado        
Utah        
Wyoming        
Idaho        
Montana        
US West Coast Region For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
California        
Nevada        
Oregon        
Washington        
Alaska        
Hawaii        
Canada For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
Newfoundland & Labrador        
Nova Scotia        
New Brunswick        
Quebec        
Ontario        
Manitoba        
Saskatchewan        
Alberta        
British Columbia        
         
         
         
         
         
         
Mexico For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
Central America, Caribbean For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
South America For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Europe For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
United Kingdom        
Republic of Ireland        
Belgium        
The Netherlands        
Switzerland        
Denmark        
France        
Germany        
Austria        
Spain        
Portugal        
Poland        
Czech Republic        
Hungary        
Russia        
         
China, Taiwan For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
         
         
South Asia For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Southeast Asia For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Australia, New Zealand For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
Korea For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated

Invest Korea, Los Angeles

(323)954-9500

Jang Hee Lee  - email

  Website lists success stories among foreign investors    
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
Japan For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
Middle East For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
Africa For this area or service Topics covered; abstract Contact for more details Date published, updated
         
         
         
         
This section will be used to list available GUIDE Testimonials about the experience of executives with the development and outcomes of their direct investment projects in a specific location, such as :
  •  Highlights of experience doing business in an area, or as a client of specific services, on topics of likely interest to other executives when facing direct investment project decisions (costs, human resources, logistics, infrastructure, etc.), which may include comparisons to other places where the company has similar business operations.
  •  General business environment and specific support services by local or regional economic development agencies, investment promotion agencies, Chambers of Commerce, etc., including business retention and trade promotion programs
  •  Experience with other services to support domestic or foreign direct investment (FDI) projects, such as for business expansion, plant location decisions, international expansion, etc.
    •  Business location strategy or "site selection" consultants
    •  Incentives consultants, tax advisors, and project finance
    •  Project management, design and construction services
    •  Logistics services, travel and transportation
    •  Human resources services, local labor market conditions
    •  Corporate real estate services
    •  Community services, infrastructure (utilities, etc.)

There may also be links to the GUIDE Testimonials from the websites of the area representatives or professional service providers involved.  Contact us for details about how to add testimonials.

This section will break down into two common types of testimonials.
  •  Direct experience establishing and doing business in the location.  See also Project Profiles, which document project decisions at the time of investment, whereas Testimonials are intended to reflect the experience of established operations, but the topics will typically parallel those of the Template used to outline the content of a Project Profile about a recent investment.
  •  Direct experience working with professional service providers related to direct investment projects in the area.

The testimonials will be available through links from the list below as well as other links, such as from the GUIDE Area Profiles or Service Profiles, or the regional tables of area representatives (as a link under the Experience Reports heading).

The listings will be organized geographically and by other attributes, such as industry or type of business operation (factory, regional headquarters, back office support functions, distribution, etc.).

The purpose of this section is to organize, in a consistent manner, significant feedback from existing investors or clients about actual experiences so that it is easier for executives to share valuable local knowledge.  Ideally, the testimonials should provide suggested contacts to confirm the content, or to discuss the observations, so that executives and their professional advisors can more easily determine how these subjective and objective comments by other executives may relate to their own investment decisions.

The basic premise of this service is that, for testimonials to really be meaningful to potential investors in areas or professional services, they need to be specific, actionable insights which can be verified as part of the ordinary "due diligence" work before any major project investment commitment is made.  General quotes about how wonderful a place is, such as the general quality of life or business environment, are not as useful as specific examples describing what has helped that specific company to achieve exemplary performance.

The testimonials are expected to be brief but meaningful insights, rather than just a few friendly quotes for promotional purposes.  For example, if the company were not already operating in this location, would it choose to set up there now, and why?  What is the benefit?

See also the GUIDE Experience Report service as a more comprehensive approach, using independent consultants to document the experience of a representative sample of companies in an area.

The publication of testimonials through this website is an annual fee service to cover the limited work involved on our part.  This is paid by the area representative or service provider, but we only accept such testimonials on a selective basis.  To be accepted, the content needs to be significant to potential investors, with verifiable quotes.  General promotional "hype" is not valuable as a basis for executive decisions.

Refer to the pricing examples for areas, or contact us for details.

The content is suggested by the area or service provider involved, and we review and edit it for suitability and consistency.  We do not warrant the content, which executives and their advisors should validate to their own satisfaction before making any major investment decisions.  The testimonials are intended to provide helpful background information about areas or services, but they do not represent an endorsement.

 
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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 South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
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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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