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Directory of Economic Development Organizations - NAFTA

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Contact us for free project assistance in confidence for business location selection in the NAFTA region (USA, Canada, and Mexico).  We are independent professional advisors - not a government or non-profit economic development or investment promotion agency.

We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and perform other "short list" research or project planning assistance according to the specific investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.

The global cross-border nature of our research and investment project referral work is unique in this market.  A similar Invest in Europe directory is available, plus directories for other regions.

We welcome suggestions , including additions or updates.

Scroll down for directories relevant to the NAFTA region, including both economic development agencies and professional service providers.

Refer also to our related website :

It provides other custom research and tools for business location selection work.

See how to request a relevant directory listing .

We also offer marketing assistance to help promote an area or service to relevant contacts.  An estimated 500,000 visitors per year will visit this website in 2006, up 150% from 200,000 in 2004.

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 abbreviations at left (not familiar to 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

Canada   Ontario  Quebec   economic development agencies Mexico   Puerto Rico   Central America & Caribbean
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NAFTA Region Directories

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Regional and State Directories of Economic Development Organizations (EDO's) in the NAFTA region

The state directories are more comprehensive than the more selective lists in our regional contact directories.  The content follows the same structure, and will sometimes be redundant (entries may appear in both the regional and state directories).

US Northeast Region MA, ME, NH, VT, RI, CT, NY Massachusetts  MA state economic development directory Maine  ME state economic development directory New Hampshire  NH state economic development directory Vermont  VT state economic development directory
New York  NY state economic development directory Connecticut  CT state economic development directory Rhode Island  RI state economic development directory  
US Mid-Atlantic Region PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, NC, WV Pennsylvania  PA state economic development directory New Jersey  NJ state economic development directory Maryland  MD state economic development directory Delaware  DE directory - see region
Virginia  VA state economic development directory North Carolina  NC state economic development directory West Virginia  WV state economic development directory District of Columbia  Washington DC metro area
US Southeast Region FL, SC


Florida  FL state economic development directory South Carolina  SC state economic development directory Alabama  AL state economic development directory  
Georgia  GA state economic development directory Tennessee  TN state economic development directory Mississippi  MS state economic development directory  
US Great Lakes Region MN, WI, IL


Illinois  IL state economic development directory Minnesota  MN state economic development directory Kentucky  KY state economic development directory Wisconsin  WI state economic development directory
Ohio  OH state economic development directory Michigan  MI state economic development directory Indiana  IN state economic development directory  
US North Central Region MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD Missouri  MO state economic development directory Kansas  KS state economic development directory North Dakota  ND state economic development directory  
Iowa  IA state economic development directory Nebraska  NE state economic development directory South Dakota  SD state economic development directory  
US South Central Region TX, OK, AR, LS Texas  TX state economic development directory Oklahoma  OK state economic development directory Louisiana  LA state economic development directory Arkansas  AR state economic development directory
US Mountain Region CO, UT, AZ, NM, ID, MT, WY Colorado  CO state economic development directory Utah  UT state economic development directory Wyoming  WY state economic development directory Montana  MT state economic development directory
Arizona  AZ state economic development directory New Mexico  NM state economic development directory Idaho  ID state economic development directory  
US West Coast Region CA, NV,   OR, WA

AK, HI, Pacific

Northern California region  CA state economic development directory Washington  WA state economic development directory Nevada  NV state economic development directory  
Southern California region Oregon  OR state economic development directory Alaska and Hawaii  Alaska state economic development directory  
Caribbean maps Puerto Rico directory      
Canada maps of Canada Ontario  ON province directory Quebec  PQ province directory Western Canada Provinces Atlantic Canada Provinces
Mexico maps of Mexico Northern Region

Tamaulipas, Matamoros, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California

North Central Region

Sinaloa, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes

East Central Region

Puebla, Veracruz, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo

Peninsula Region

Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo

Central Region

Michoacán de Ocampo, Queretaro, Mexico DF

West Central Region

Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Guanajuato

Southern Region

Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco

GUIDE Area Profiles - Americas Region   GUIDE Area Profiles of economic development organizations by region

Area representatives : contact us about how to be highlighted here and in other relevant ways

New York   Hudson Valley Economic Dev. Corp.      
Virginia   Prince William County, Virginia      
North Carolina  

Fayetteville NC

Cumberland County

Area Profile

Florida   Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce      
Ohio   Cincinnati USA Partnership      
Minnesota   Le Sueur, Minnesota      
Oklahoma   Greater Oklahoma City Chamber      
Washington   Tri-Cities      
GUIDE Area Surveys

State Economic Development Directories

GUIDE Area Surveys of economic development organizations by state.

Local economic development agency representatives : Please download the GUIDE Network Survey form to reply.  Publication is optional

US Northeast region          
US Mid-Atlantic region North Carolina

Fayetteville NC

Cumberland County

Area Profile and Survey

US Southeast region          
US Great Lakes region Illinois

Jacksonville, IL


Flora, IL Survey    
US North Central region Iowa

Ottumwa, Iowa Survey

US South Central Region Texas

Red River, TX


US Mountain region Wyoming Green River, WY Survey      
US West Coast region          
Mercosur, CAFTA, FTAA Americas regions    
Central America, Caribbean          
South America          
GUIDE Service Profiles

Professional service provider directories

GUIDE Service Profiles or links to professional service providers for projects in the NAFTA region
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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.

Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.


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Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)

 Please contact us for project assistanceAs this business grows, relationship leaders in specific geographic regions and industry sectors will develop and maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

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Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

Phil Eadon

Partners4Technology International

InterTech Global Alliance Ltd.

Delta Promotions & Marketing Ltd.

Washington, England, United Kingdom (UK)


located in Northern England near the cities of Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland

EU mobile :

from UK dial as (078) 3473 0929

from US dial as (011)+44-783-473-0929


Office :

from UK dial as (0)191-415-7340

from US dial as (011)+44-191-415-7340

country code is 44, Durham is 191

The open directory above links to state and provincial directories of local and regional economic development organizations (EDO) in the NAFTA and larger Americas region.

These area representatives and other contacts 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 or 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

Global directory: see other regional economic development or professional contacts

We welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

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).

We provide personal introductory referrals to such contacts and other assistance according to the direct investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.  Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.

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