Global Direct Investment Solutions

Corporate Development for a Networked World

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GDI Solutions is a relationship development service, creating a growing network of corporate executives, specialized consultants or other relevant service providers, and local area business development professionals (economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, regional investment promotion agencies, etc.) to better serve the executives who are responsible for the planning and implementation of major direct investment projects anywhere in the USA or worldwide.

The business will develop many personal "key account" relationships among top executives and leading professionals who provide services for direct investment projects. 

The services which investors need generally exist already, but the executives (who are typically busy with many other responsibilities) have difficulty finding the right services at the right time.  As this website demonstrates, there are thousands of resources out there, and we usually know how to find what is needed, or can find it quickly.

The service providers also have great difficulty finding the executives who need their specialized knowledge and capabilities to support projects.  Our independent work therefore helps them to reach more executives who would value their services.

Refer also to the Introduction to Global Direct Investment Solutions.

Although there will be Internet aspects to the development and efficient delivery of some services, this is not an "e-business", nor is this site intended to become a "portal" for public reference, unlike publishers or associations.   We differ from such organizations.

Instead, GDI Solutions can directly introduce investors to valuable information resources and relevant services as appropriate.  The work of GDI Solutions is based on the development of professional working relationships and market knowledge through personal contacts and market research work.   Technology merely facilitates such work, and this website makes it easier for executives to find many types of basic information more easily on a 7x24 basis, while we focus on the work to address their more complex requirements. 

This is not a "do it yourself" approach to direct investment projects based on the publishing of website content or links for investors.  The content and links here are just for convenience, and to introduce the scope of support which is available.

The challenge of GDI Solutions is therefore not to create new services for investors, but rather to better connect investors to solutions which already exist.  The new services which we are creating, such as GUIDE and SICR, do not exist, and require collaboration with many service providers to develop these "shared services" to fill important gaps in capabilities from the perspective of the investors we serve.

Another role is to assist executives in some of their preliminary project research and planning work on a confidential basis before they even reach the stage at which they want to be introduced to other specialists such as area representatives or professional service providers.

The typically confidential and unique nature of corporate investment projects, as well as the diverse capabilities and competition among service providers and potential investment locations, necessarily makes this a very personal and highly individualized service for all three groups of clients and contacts. 

This website may link out to more relevant websites in the future as a convenient service for participants, if that is something they prove to want from GDI Solutions, but the primary service of GDI Solutions is delivered through ongoing personal relationships, market research, and the professional experience in this niche to suggest potential solutions to investor needs on a highly individualized basis.

The service is to find good solutions to specific investor needs as identified through close working relationships with many leading investors. 

Instead of "pushing" lots of information out at investors, and leaving them to try to sift through it all on their own to find what they need, as in publishing or PR work, the role of GDI Solutions is to become directly familiar with (and even anticipate) their needs, and then "pull" in potential solutions efficiently.

Instead of developing and maintaining a very complex website which investors might use to try to plan any types of projects on their own initiative, such as by presenting vast amounts of standardized data about investment alternatives for their own analysis, the focus of GDI Solutions will be to develop a growing network of professionals with extensive practical knowledge about the planning and implementation of direct investment projects in many industries and locations. 

Each global relationship leader at GDI Solutions will focus on providing excellent support to a very limited number of executives, service providers, and location representatives, typically in an assigned geographic region or industry specialty. 

Instead of promoting the "do it yourself" approach through a website, our focus is on introducing executives quickly to specific people with the knowledge and resources to address their unique needs well.

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
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)

See how to request a relevant directory listing

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Professional service providers and other resources.   See also : Contacts and 
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Projects Biographic Profiles Utilities active in business attraction and retention Services for Economic Development Agencies Welcome Area Reps!
Major Real Estate Listings Awards, Sponsorships

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