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Bulgaria and Romania seem, as of September 2006, to be on track for accession into the EU on January 1, 2007 despite some restrictive provisions related to concerns such as crime, corruption, judicial processes, and the migration of workers.

Turkey also finally seems to be on the path to joining the EU in the future, although the process will not be fast or easy, and may involve unpredictable transitional steps.   Given the size of Turkey and economic as well as cultural differences, the final outcome remains uncertain.  The recent "No" vote on the EU constitution in France may also become an excuse for further delays, as political resistance to EU enlargement has grown.

As the European Union (EU) enlargement process moves forward, this directory of economic development organizations (EDO) in the region, also commonly known as Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA) such as a local or regional development agency (RDA), has been set up for the convenience of the executives and professional advisors we serve who may want to meet them.

It will also include professional service provider contacts and other information resources relevant to the planning of foreign direct investment projects in central and eastern Europe.  The focus is to support capital investment project plans to set up, expand, relocate, or consolidate operations or business alliances (regional offices, R&D, manufacturing, logistics, shared services, customer contact centers or "call centers" for client relationship management or technology support services, etc.).

We welcome suggestions of helpful additional contacts and sources of local market knowledge to share openly here in a consistent way for fast and easy reference by top executives and the professional advisors who serve them, anywhere in the world.

Phil Eadon attended the AGORADA 2004 event about EU enlargement in Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 23-25, 2004.  See how to contact us, below.

Phil played a key role in organizing the InterTech events for professional networking of knowledge-based technology companies, such as for R&D alliances for product development and commercialization, including academic and public sector technology transfer initiatives.

Similar InterTech Global Alliance events for B2B partnering are planned for other locations in Europe, North America, and Asia in cooperation with economic development organizations and other sponsors, typically with a focus on particular industry clusters which are relevant to the host location.  These match-making events are sometimes integrated into relevant industry events.  Multiple sponsors encourage executives from their areas to participate.

The InterTech Global Alliance is also developing the Partners4Technology service as an ongoing, online match-making service for B2B partnering to complement the periodic events.  Executives don't just rely on networking events to find relevant contacts and partners, and the economic development sponsors can often suggest relevant introductions in their areas.

Phil is based in County Durham, northern England, and will assist European companies with their global interests, as well as global companies with European interests, including investment in the following EU countries and other locations.

See also GUIDE Area Profiles and our main European regional directory lists of contacts for use by executives and their professional advisors, such as location consultants and corporate real estate specialists.  See how to request a relevant directory listing

GUIDE Area Profiles provide executive summary presentations with more details than the GUIDE Network Survey process, for which responses will be published below as they are received.  The Area Profile service involves a closer working relationship throughout the year to share local knowledge in a globally consistent way, with links to a variety of content of frequent interest to executives when planning capital investment projects. 

See the further explanation of this directory below.

Our GUIDE Service Profiles describe the scope of services, specialties, experience and capabilities of professional service providers, including those who provide services for economic development organizations beyond the scope of our own work.

There are also global directory lists of professional service providers for reference by executives and their advisors, as well as a directory list of governmental organizations which may be of assistance, and publishers or associations related to this market.  A selection of relevant resources is also repeated below for convenient reference.

EU Enlargement Countries

(May 1, 2004)

Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Regional websites Phone Suggested Contact
Republic of Cyprus Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Central Bank of Cyprus No No No www.centralbank.gov.cy    
Cyprus Embassy Trade Center New York NY No No No www.cyprustradeny.org 212-213-9100  
Cyprus Tourism Organization   No No No www.visitcyprus.biz    
Republic of Cyprus Embassy Washington, DC No No No

www.cyprusembassy.net

land dispute issues in Turkish areas

202-462-5772  
The Czech Republic Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
CzechInvest No No No www.czechinvest.org Chicago  312-245-0180

California 408-376-4555

Mr. Bohuslav Frelich

 

Regional Development Agency for Central Moravia Olomouc No No No www.rarsm.cz +420 58 522 8698 František Kaštyl
Regional Development Agency Ostrava Ostrava No No No

www.rdaova.cz

+420 69 56912 13

 

Petr Czekaj

 

Regional Development Agency of South Moravia (investment) Brno No No No www.rrajm.cz +420 541 212 181 Ms. Irena Krcilova
Brno and South Moravian Chamber of Commerce (local business partnering) Brno No No No www.ohkbrno.cz    www.brno.cz +420 541 159 544 Ms. Dagmar Matejkova
Regional Development Agency of Usti Region Most No No No

www.rra.cz

 

+420 35 620 65 38

 

Manfred Hellmich
Estonia Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Estonian Investment Agency No No No www.eia.ee    
Narva Business Advisory Services Foundation Narva No No No

www.nbas.ee

+372 35 99250

 

Vitali Sergeyev

 
Hungary Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
ITD Hungary - Hungarian Trade & Investment Development Agency No No

template

No www.itdh.hu

 

formerly www.business2hungary.hu

www.hungary.com

Chicago  312-377-7722

Los Angeles 310-479-7878

Monica

 

Regional Development Holding Ltd. Budapest No No No

www.rfh-rt.hu

+ 36 1 328 10 52

Haasz Zoltan
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Regional Development Agency Nyíregyháza No No No

www.nyirnet.hu/fejlesztesi

 

+ 36 42 508 350

Gyorgy Szilagyi
North Great Plain Regional Development Agency Debrecen No No No

www.rda-ceda.net/partners/hungary

 

+ 36 52 524 760

Kincsö Izsak

Regional Development Agency of South Great Plain Region Szeged No No No

www.del-alfold.hu

 

+ 36 62 424 215

 
Tamás Gyurcsek
Latvia Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Latvian Development Agency No No No www.lda.gov.lv/eng/

Doing business in - self-assessment; FIAS

   
               
Lithuania Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Lithuanian Development Agency No No No www.lda.lt    
               
Malta Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Malta Enterprise Corporation -for trade and investment No No No www.maltaenterprise.com

email for info request

   
Malta Development Corp.   No No No www.investinmalta.com    
Poland Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Poland - Polish Agency for Foreign Investment (PAIZ) No No No www.paiz.gov.pl +48 22 334 98 00  
US Commercial Service, Poland (US Embassy) Warsaw No No No www.BuyUSA.gov/poland/en +48-226254374 Edgar Fulton
City of Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland No No

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No www.um.wroc.pl

www.wroclaw.pl

+48 600 904865 Marek Trawinski
Malopolska Agency for Regional Development Krakow No No No

www.marr.pl

 

+ 48 12 411 46 03

 

Marek Zaborowski
Regional Development Agency Bielsko-Biala Bielsko-Biala No No No

www.silesia2000.pl

www.um.bielsko.pl/arr

 

+48 338122675

Stanislaw Ginda
Pomerania Development Agency Gdansk No No No

www.arpg.gda.pl

 

+48 58 32 3 31 00

Izabela Erecinska
Regional Development Agency in Konin Konin No No No

www.arrkonin.org.pl

 

+48 63 2453095

 

Dariusz Kaluzny
Lublin Development Foundation Lublin No No No

www.lczfr.lublin.pl

 

+48 81 743 65 43

 

Andrzej Kidyba
Slovakia Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Slovakia - Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

Bratislava

No No No www.sario.sk

see also : Projects

+421 2 58100310  
Regional Development Agency Zilina Zilina No No No www.rraza.sk

+421 41 5622 491

Miroslav Tvarozek
Regional Development Agency - Association for the Development of the Gemer-Malohont Region Rimavská Sobota No No No www.rec.org

+421 47 581 11 85

 

Andrej Boros
Regional Advisory and Information Center Presov Presov No No No www.rpicpo.sk

+421 51 7723 682

Lubica Tomasova
Slovenia Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Slovenia Trade & Investment Promotion Office No No No www.investslovenia.org    
Pomurje region - Regional Development Agency Mura Murska Sobota No No No www.rra-mura.si/en/ +386 2 536 1461  
National Agency for Regional Development Ljubljana No No No

www.sigov.si/arr/aindex.html

+ 386 1 478 3670

Bojan Suvorov
Potential future EU enlargement in 2007 or beyond Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Regional websites Phone Suggested Contact
Bulgaria

candidate for 2007 accession - expected January 1, 2007

Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Bulgarian Foreign Investment Agency (BFIA) No No No www.bfia.org    
Romania

candidate for 2007 accession - expected January 1, 2007

Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Romanian Agency for Foreign Investments (ARIS) No No No www.arisinvest.ro    
Romania - Department for Foreign Investment Promotion   No No No      
Turkey

accession timeline not agreed

Location and regional maps Survey Response GUIDE Area Profile SICR Participant Websites Phone Suggested Contact
Invest in Turkey No No No

www.investinginturkey.gov.tr

www.treasury.gov.tr/indexe.htm

   
Mersin Development Agency Mersin No No No www.mtso.org.tr

0090 324 238 95 00

 

Raif Okutucu
The Aegean Free Zone, Turkey   No No No www.aegeanfreezone.com    
Croatia

accession timeline not agreed

             
               
Directory of other European contacts includes both EU and non-EU member states            

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.

Our Professional Site Selection Tour and "Meeting Point" services also introduce site selection professionals who can assist communities through special research trips ("inward visits" or familiarization tours), pre-scheduled meetings at major events, and services designed to support their competitive benchmarking analysis, investment promotion strategies, and marketing programs.  www.ontheshortlist.com

We can also privately coordinate executive visits to one or more business locations in Europe (or elsewhere in the world) when planning an investment project or seeking local business alliances.  Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.

Partners4Technology

The International Business Introduction Service

for Technology-Led Business Cluster Development

 

Background Information about this unique B2B service

which collaborates globally with local economic development programs

such as business retention, expansion, trade, and cluster initiatives

to introduce executives to potentially relevant business contacts

according to their specified interests and preferences

without necessarily waiting to meet at networking events.

 

www.partners4technology.com

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

 Please contact us for project assistanceAs this business grows, relationship leaders in Europe will develop and maintain working relationships among more area representatives, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

Name e-mail Phone Fax and Websites

Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021

bruce@gdi-solutions.com 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

www.gdi-solutions.com

www.ontheshortlist.com

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

phil.eadon@partners4technology.com

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

www.partners4technology.com

www.intertechga.com

Location Consultants : specialists in European business location strategy, site selection, and incentives negotiations for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in Europe

If you contact the consultants in Europe listed here, please let them know how you found them.

Please also let us know whether this directory and their capabilities were helpful to you.

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.

Our Professional Site Selection Tour and "Meeting Point" services also personally introduce site selection professionals who can assist communities through special research trips ("inward visits" or familiarization tours), pre-scheduled meetings at major events, and other services designed to support their competitive benchmarking analysis, investment promotion strategies, and marketing programs.  www.ontheshortlist.com

Buck Consultants International

Service Profile

René Buck - in the Netherlands

Biographic Profile   e-mail

www.bciglobal.com TEL   (+011)31 24 379 0222
Business Location International

Marcel de Meirleir - in Brussels

Biographic Profile   e-mail

website not yet available TEL   (+011)32 476 42 9358
Deloitte - Global Deployment and Location Services - Global Expansion Optimization

Elias Van Herwaarden - in Brussels

Biographic Profile  e-mail

www.deloitte.com TEL   (+011)32 2 639-4943
IBM Business Consulting Services - Plant Location International (IBM-PLI)

Roel Spee - in Brussels

Biographic Profile  e-mail

http://www.ibm.com/bcs/pli TEL   (+011)32 2 416 5944
Terra Nova  Consulting

Roland Boone - in Brussels 

Biographic Profile   e-mail

website not yet available TEL
 Other sources of information   

The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference.  Refer also to the list of US Government and related information sources for these or other countries, or the Research section.  Have you found other good sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.  If you discover broken links at any time, please let us know.  Government agencies are constantly changing their website structures.

Source Website
Europa - The European Union Online

and EuroStat - for EU statistics, Panorama - Portraits of the Regions, etc.

http://europa.eu.int/index.htm

http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat

The Economist Intelligence Unit, publishes market research for subscribers

www.eiu.com

www.ebusinessforum.com

FDI Magazine, by FT Business (Financial Times) www.fdimagazine.com
Global Insight, Inc. - including what was formerly known as DRI (Data Resources Inc., which was part of McGraw Hill's Standard & Poor's services) and WEFA (Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates), as well as Primark Decision Economics (formerly part of Thomson Financial), specializing in global economic and financial market information and analytical and advisory services. www.dri-wefa.com

www.pde.primark.com

World Economic Forum - Knowledge Navigator - includes a section with articles on foreign direct investment, country studies, etc. http://www.weforum.org/site/KnowledgeNavigator.nsf/Content/KB+Home+Page
CountryWatch - international news, political / economic reporting and risk analysis www.countrywatch.com
Corporate Location magazine, by Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. www.corporatelocation.com  discontinued in 2004, old content still available
BBC World Service, and Global Business Programme

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/business

Central European Initiative - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development www.ceinet.org
EBRD Directory - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development www.dataresources.co.uk
PricewaterhouseCoopers "Doing Business In ..." - series of published country reports, available for a fee, prepared every few years by local offices.  Largely tax focus but with a wider perspective for investors and consistent structure.  Often available in public libraries.  Similar publications are available from other firms www.pwcglobal.com
Ernst & Young - also publishes country guides, international tax and legal services www.ey.com
EURADA - European Association of Development Agencies - professional association, organizes meetings among European IPA's to share knowledge www.eurada.org
RDA-Net CEDA : Network of Regional Development Agencies in the Central European and Danubian Areas www.rda-ceda.net
World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies - supported by UNCTAD, UNIDO, OECD as well as MIGA and FIAS of the World Bank Group www.waipa.org
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), The World Bank.  MIGA also publishes FDI Xchange, PrivatizationLink, and IPAnet (for investment promotion agencies, especially in developing countries).  FDI Promotion Center assists developing countries with marketing resources.  Broadcasts email newsletters with links to articles.

www.worldbank.org

www.miga.org

www.fdicenter.com

IPAnet, Investment Promotion Network, published by MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency - www.miga.org ), part of The World Bank, which also publishes FDI Exchange and PrivatizationLink, with a focus on less developed countries

www.ipanet.net

www.fdixchange.org

www.privatizationlink.com

Foreign Investment Advisory Service - information resources related to FDI, particularly in developing countries; World Bank / IFC

http://www.fias.net/resources.html

http://www.fias.net/fias_resources.htm#Country%20Reports

UNCTAD - Advisory Services on Investment & Training - for development agencies http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Startpage.asp?intItemID=2552
Transitions Online - subscription online news service about Central and Eastern Europe www.tol.cz
Oxford Intelligence - Research primarily but not exclusively about recent European project announcements and news accounts of future investment plans.

www.oxint.com

www.ipaworld.com

Visit our Bookshelf suggestions.  We welcome your suggestions, too.

OECD Publications www.databeuro.com
US Government Resources Websites are frequently changed.  Please advise if links are broken.
US Dept of Commerce - Central and Eastern Europe Business Information Center - CEEBIC - to promote trade and investment development in Eastern Europe, with website access to many types of reports for countries throughout the region http://www.mac.doc.gov/ceebic/

CEEBIC CLOSED IN SEPTEMBER 2005 - website still has useful links

Overseas Private Investment Corporation www.opic.gov
American Embassy, US & Foreign Commercial Service office, which prepares the Country Commercial Guide - link for international contact lists in US Government http://www.export.gov/intlconlist.html
US Dept of Commerce - various types of research reports available by country http://www.export.gov/cntryind.html

US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Trade Information Center - 1(800)USA-TRADE

The Export.gov website consolidates many sources of US Government information related to trade and investment.  You must now register to access country reports such as the Country Commercial Guides.  Link to register

www.export.gov/tic

www.ita.doc.gov

US Department of Commerce, US Commercial Service, International Trade Administration - publishes Country Commercial Guides - annual guides to doing business in specific countries, as prepared by officers in the commercial sections of US Embassies.  The Commerce websites have been changing.

Refer to www.export.gov for foreign business services now.

www.usatrade.gov

www.trade.gov/td/tic

Stat-USA, source for various US government publications such as the National Trade Data Bank, Country Commercial Guides, etc. www.stat-usa.gov
US Department of State Foreign Affairs Network - includes Background Notes and Country Commercial Guides, which can be a helpful overview of the country and business conditions relevant to foreign investment.  The Commercial Guides are often very detailed, with industry sector analyses as well as useful lists of local contacts in the country updated periodically by the commercial officers at the Embassies and Consulates.  This typically includes real estate firms and consultants, accountants, lawyers, and banks, as well as the suggested local processes to follow when establishing operations in the country.  They also include information on investment opportunities, trade regulations and barriers, financial transfers, intellectual property protection, the investment climate, project finance, travel considerations, trade events, and support contacts at the US Embassy www.state.gov
US Department of State - list of websites of US Embassies and other diplomatic missions http://usembassy.state.gov/
US Dept of State - Consular Information Sheets - information on travel requirements for entry, travel warnings, currency regulations, health issues, etc. travel.state.gov
US Department of Commerce Bureau of Export Administration - trade controls www.bxa.doc.gov
US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service www.fas.usda.gov
US Trade and Development Agency www.ustda.gov
Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS) - site for information from the US Dept of Commerce about promotion of trade and investment for economic development in the areas of the former Soviet Union www.bisnis.doc.gov
Chambers of Commerce
The Czech Republic  
Brno and South Moravian Chamber of Commerce www.ohkbrno.cz
American Chamber of Commerce, Czech Republic www.amcham.cz
Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce www.cblchamber.cz
British Chamber of Commerce, Czech Republic www.britchamber.cz
Canadian Chamber of Commerce www.gocanada.cz
Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce www.ciok.cz
French-Czech Chamber of Commerce www.ccft-fcot.cz
German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce www.dtihk.cz
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce www.nlchamber.cz
Swedish Chamber of Commerce www.sweden.cz
Swiss-Czech Chamber of Commerce www.hst.cz
 Corporate Real Estate Firms          (please tell them how you found them)
Search global commercial real estate firms

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We will also selectively highlight major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

NAI, London, UK, European region - see website for list of office locations worldwide www.naiglobal.com
Cushman & Wakefield - Healey & Baker www.cushwake.com
Grubb & Ellis Knight Frank www.grubb-ellis.com   

Belgium :  www.knightfrank.be

CB Richard Ellis, Prague, Czech Republic www.cbreczech.cz
Jones Lang LaSalle, Prague, Czech Republic www.cz.joneslanglasalle.com
   
Colliers International - Austria (Vienna), Azerbaijan (Baku), Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels), Bulgaria (Sofia), Czech Republic (Prague), Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense, Vejle), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart), Hungary (Budapest), Ireland (Cork, Dublin), Italy (Rome), Kazakhstan (Almaty, Atyrau), The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Bergen, Oslo), Poland (Warsaw), Portugal (Lisbon, Porto), Romania (Buchahrest), Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid),  Sweden (Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm), Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich), Turkey (Istanbul), UK (Belfast NI, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester), Ukraine (Kiev), Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Bratislava) www.colliers.com  - global, main website for all areas, as locations may change

Some offices also maintain local websites, which may include :

www.colliers-columbus.at    www.colliersca.com    www.epmc.be    www.colliers-cp.com  www.colliers.dk   www.colliers.hu   www.colliersjs.com    www.tiscalinet.it   www.colliersca.com   www.colliers.nl   www.colliers.no   www.colliers.ro  www.colliers.ru   www.colliers.spb.ru    www.ipg-grupo.pt   www.colliers.se    www.colliers.ch   www.colliersresco.com   www.colliercre.co.uk   www.colliers.com.ua  www.yu.colliers-cp.com

Equis - Budpest www.equiscorp.com
Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work www.regus.com   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide

Including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

 Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction        (please tell them how you found them)

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

The Austin Company - location selection, design, engineering, and construction www.theaustin.com
Bovis Lend Lease - offices include Prague - project management and construction www.bovislendlease.com
   
 Tax and Legal Consultants          (please tell them how you found them)

This section will be used to highlight major firms with offices in the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

Tax advisors and public accounting, audit services See also the selective global lists of tax advisors
Deloitte & Touche www.deloitteCE.com  = central Europe, Czech Republic
Ernst & Young www.ey.com
KPMG www.kpmg.cz   = Czech Republic
PricewaterhouseCoopers www.pwc.com/cz   = Czech Republic
Legal advisors See also the selective global lists of international legal advisors
Baker & McKenzie www.bakernet.com
Linklaters - offices include Prague www.linklaters.com
Lovells - offices include Prague www.lovells.com
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (note practice for the formation of business entities, including foreign direct investment projects in China and eastern Europe, as well as their corporate real estate practice); offices include Prague www.ssd.com
White Case   (note European Union practice in Brussels, including work related to state aid), offices include Prague www.whitecase.com
 European Banks          (please tell them how you found them)
This list identifies major banks in the region for convenience.  See also the selective global list in the corporate development and finance section.      
RZB Group (Raiffeisen Bank, Central & Eastern Europe) www.rzb.at
Ceskoslovenska Obochnodi Banka, Czech Republic www.csob.cz
Tatra Bank, Slovakia www.tatrabanka.sk
OTP Bank (National Savings and Commercial Bank Ltd.), Hungary www.otpbank.hu
Parex Bank, Latvia www.parex.net
Vilniaus Bankas, Lithuania www.vb.lt
Hansabank, Estonia www.hansa.ee
Yapi Kredi Bank, Turkey www.ykb.com
İşbank, Turkey www.isbank.com.tr
Romanian Bank for Development www.brd.ro
Bulbank, Bulgaria www.bulbank.bg
Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Slovenia www.n-lb.si
Logistics Services - see our global list
   
   
Human Resources Services - see our global list
   
   
There are thousands of economic development organizations worldwide.  Many of their websites can be found quickly and easily through selective contact lists we maintain for the convenience of executives and professional advisors who use this website for reference.

Some areas choose to use our GUIDE Network Survey process to not only share basic information about their areas with us (free), but also to summarize and share it openly through our website.  The Survey responses briefly highlight why an area may be of special interest for a potential project. 

We also provide GUIDE Area Profiles and Service Profiles through a closer working relationship to share additional knowledge, contacts, and information sources for some areas so that it is easier for executives and their advisors to recognize why an area may be worth consideration for an investment project, and find the information they need.

GUIDE (Globally Uniform Investment Data & Experience) involves a variety of small services to organize and present timely knowledge about business locations and professional service providers in a globally consistent way.

This supports our own referral work, which reflects more market knowledge than we can openly publish, as we independently reach executives and advisors to support their project interests.

It also makes such knowledge conveniently available to executives and advisors.  This shared market knowledge will grow as areas choose to actively participate.

There is a small fee for the work involved to publish Survey replies, as per the Order Form which summarizes our GUIDE and SICR services for economic development.

Regional directories of economic development organizations and contacts, websites.  See also : Invest USA and USA Search - Area Search - CRE Search

See also : new "advertising recall" service to highlight recently published ads with website links and contacts, and the "event recall" service.

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
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