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The California economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in California and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into California.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful as background to support your project plans.

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Organization - see maps for CA and NV

Scope Contacts Website and other resources
California Commerce & Economic Development Program State   www.commerce.ca.gov
California Business Investment Services - CalBIS State   www.labor.ca.gov/calBIS
California Commission for Jobs & Economic Growth State - private   www.4cajobs.com 
California Center for Regional Leadership - CCRL State, Regions   www.calregions.org
California Association for Local Economic Development State   www.caled.org
Northern California    Contacts  
City of Clovis City 93612   www.ci.clovis.ca.us
Madera County EDC County 93637   www.maderaindustry.org
Monterey County County 93902  

www.co.monterey.ca.us

www.montereycountybusiness.net

Central Coast Marketing Partnership - Salinas Region 93912   www.ca-central-coast.org
AMBAG - Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments Region 93933   www.ambag.org
UC MBEST Center - Office of Government Research Affairs and Regional Economic Development - Marina CA Research park 93933

Lora Lee Martin

831.582-1020

www.ucmbest.org
City of Monterey Economic Development City 93940   www.monterey.org
San Francisco Center for Economic Development City 94104   www.sfced.org
City of San Mateo City 94403   www.ci.sanmateo.ca.us
Napa Valley Economic Development Corp. County 94559   www.nvedc.org
Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development City 94590   www.vallejosite.com
Port of Oakland CA - FTZ No. 56 Port 94603   www.portofoakland.com
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Oakland Region 94607   www.abag.org
Emeryville Economic Development & Housing Dept. City 94608   www.ci.emeryville.ca.us
Economic Development Alliance for Business (The East Bay - Oakland) Region 94612   www.edab.org
City of Berkeley City 94703   www.ci.berkeley.ca.us
Gilroy Economic Development Corporation City 95020   www.gilroyedc.org
The San Jose Redevelopment Agency City 95113   www.sjredevelopment.org
San Jose Office of Economic Development City 95113   www.do-biz-here.com
San Joaquin Partnership County 95219   www.sjpnet.org
City of Merced City 95340   www.cityofmerced.org
City of Eureka City 95501   www.ci.eureka.ca.gov
Sierra Economic Development District, Auburn Region 95603   www.sedd.org
Stanislaus County (Modesto) County 95354   www.co.stanislaus.ca.us
City of Elk Grove City 95758   www.elkgrovecity.org
City of Sacramento City   www.cityofsacramento.org/econdev
Port of Sacramento - West Sacramento FTZ No. 143 Port 95798   www.portofsacramento.com
Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization Region 95814   www.sactoedc.org
Sacramento Municipal Utility District regional utility   www.smud.org
Oroville Economic Development Corporation - Butte County county 95965    
Yuba County Airport and Economic Development County 95993   www.yubacounty.org
Economic Dev. Corp of Shasta County, Redding County 96002   www.shastaedc.org
Upstate California Economic Development Council, Red Bluff Region 96080   www.upstatecalifornia.org
Southern and Central California   maps for CA and NV Contacts  
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation County 90071   www.laedc.org
City of Santa Monica City 90405   www.santa-monica.org
Long Beach Area Chamber Metro 90831   www.lbchamber.com
City of Rancho Cucamonga City 91730   www.insiderancho.com
City of Industry City 91744   www.cityofindustry.org
City of Ontario City 91764  

www.ontariocalifornia.us

www.ci.ontario.ca.us

City of Poway City 92064   www.ci.poway.ca.us
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp Region 92101   www.sandiegobusiness.org
Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone EZ 92236   www.cveza.com
Valley of Imperial Development Alliance, El Centro Local 92243   www.valleyalliance.com
Imperial Valley EDC County   www.ivedc.com
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership Local 92260   www.moveherenow.com
City of Twentynine Palms City 92277   www.29palms.com
City of Fontana City 92335   www.fontanabusiness.org
City of Hesperia City 92345   www.hesperia.net
City of Victorville City 92392  

www.victorvillecity.com

www.ci.victorville.ca.us

Inland Empire North, Regional Economic Development Authority, Victorville Region 92393   www.ienorth.org
County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency County 92401 909-387-4700

www.OpportunityCA.us

www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Region 92408   www.ieep.com
City of Riverside Development Department City 92502   www.riverside-ca.org
March Joint Powers Authority - FTZ No. 244 Riverside County - March Air Force Base was part of the 1993 base realignment process (BRAC) County 92552   www.marchjpa.com
City of Temecula City 92589   www.cityoftemecula.org
Southwest Riverside County Economic Alliance - Temecula County 92590   www.swrco.com
Irvine Chamber of Commerce - Destination Irvine City 92614   www.destinationirvine.com
Orange County Business Council County 92614  

www.locationoc.com

www.ocbc.org

Anaheim Advantage City 92805   www.anaheim.net
Port Hueneme - Oxnard Harbor - FTZ No. 205 Port 93044   www.portofhueneme.org
Kings County EDC, Hanford County 93230   www.kingsedc.org
Tejon Industrial Complex, Tejon Ranch, Lebec CA - in Los Angeles and Kern County Development 93243   www.tejonranch.com/tic/
City of Lemoore City 93245   www.lemoore.com
The EDC of Tulare County County 93274  

www.edctulare.com

www.2GrowYourBiz.com

www.sequoiaregion.com

Kern Economic Development Corp, Bakersfield County 93302   www.kedc.com
Economic Vitality Corp of San Luis Obispo County County   www.sloevc.org
City of Palmdale City 93550   www.cityofpalmdale.org
Fresno County Economic Development Corp. County 93721   www.fresnoedc.com
California Central Valley EDC, Stockton Region 93721   www.californiacv.com
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 directory above links to the websites of many California economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about CA as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the CA and larger US West Coast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

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 Global Direct Investment 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.

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