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Business Location Publications Professional Associations Location data publishers Corporate real estate media Other business media Other resources

The directory below selectively highlights sources of published information, contacts, or networking opportunities (events, etc.) relevant to direct investment project planning work among corporate executives, area representatives, and professional service providers.

Sources which focus on a particular geographic region may be listed separately, following the table of area representative contacts for that region, as can be seen in the Korea section (under "other information resources") as one example.  Some states or chambers publish their own business magazines, which would be listed as other resources in the regional lists of contacts or a state directory, after the list of economic development representatives.

 

These reference lists are very selective, rather than a comprehensive directory. 

See also :  Research and Bookshelf section

Suggestions are welcome.  Please report any broken links. 

The presence or absence 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.  Their position or presence on this list may change.

The selections are intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly.  We are not a publisher or association.   This list makes it easier for us to respond to enquiries by executives about such additional sources of published information to address their interests.

Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish on this website.  Our focus is to introduce corporate executives to relevant area representatives and professional service providers for specific needs such as major direct investment project plans.

Please let us know whether this directory or the capabilities of the organizations listed in it were helpful to you.  If you use their services, please let them know how you found them.

Organization Name, Description - and link to Service Profile if available Website Suggested Contact

Publications about business locations

See also : Consultant Tips and Media Search

   
Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Data, which also publishes Site Selection Insider weekly e-mail broadcast and a website directory of economic development agencies.  See also IAMC association, which Conway Data created and manages.

www.siteselection.com

www.sitenet.com

www.conway.com

Ron Starner, Director of Publications

Area Development magazine

www.area-development.com

www.areadevelopment.com

www.fastfacility.com

www.locationusa.com

Dennis Shea, Publisher

Geraldine Gambale, Editor

 

Business Facilities magazine.  Their editorial content generally seems to be fairly advertorial in nature.  Today's Business Facility Manager is another one of their publications.

www.businessfacilities.com

www.facilitycity.com

Karim Khan, Editor in Chief
Business XPansion Journal, affiliated with various service providers www.bxjonline.com Rachel Duran, Sr. Editor
GCX - Global Corporate Xpansion www.gcx-online.com Rachel Duran, Mg. Editor
fDi Magazine, by FT Business (The Financial Times group)

www.fdimagazine.com

 
Southern Automotive Corridor - a publication of Southern Business & Development magazine with a focus on automotive industry locations and economic development in the southern US; based in Alabama www.southernautocorridor.com  

www.sb-d.com

 
Expansion Solutions magazine.  Content seems to be advertorial in nature. www.ExpansionSolutionsMagazine.com 800-663-8791
Expansion Management magazine. www.expansionmanagement.com

www.eminfo.org

Gorton Wood, Publisher
Plants, Sites & Parks magazine was published by Reed Business Information, and was a well-respected leader in this field for decades, but ceased publication in November 2004 .  The website, which had several thousand pages of useful articles, is no longer available. www.bizsites.com  NO LONGER IN USE  
Corporate Location magazine (also known for a while as SDI - Strategic Direct Investor ) was published quarterly by Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc.  In the past they also organized events for investment promotion agencies in Europe and the US.  They were to publish a new annual magazine for WAIPA (UNCTAD) called GlobalExchange, at the UNCTAD XI summit in Brazil. www.corporatelocation.com

no updates since May 2004

 
Business Development Outlook magazine, published by WEDA.  Content is largely advertorial, attracting economic development participants to WEDA services (advertising and trade show events). www.bdomagazine.com  
The Economist Intelligence Unit, publishes market research for subscribers

www.eiu.com

www.ebusinessforum.com

 
FDI.net replaced 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.fdi.net

 
Economic Development America - new journal created for the US Dept of Commerce EDA "Economic Development Information Coalition", consisting of IEDC, NARC, and NADO www.doc.gov/eda  
American Journalism Review - site with links to local papers in many areas of the US www.newslink.org  
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 www.pwcglobal.com  
Professional Associations (see also business associations and chambers, below) see also Event Search  
Utility Economic Development Association - association of investor-owned utilities actively engaged in economic development work in their service areas.  Organizes summer and winter events as well as special educational programs for senior executives in economic development (not limited to utilities), such as in cooperation with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

www.utilityeda.com

 
NRECA is the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, known by the Touchstone brand.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives provides a commercial and industrial real estate property listing service, SitesAcrossAmerica.com,  to promote business sites and buildings in their service areas nationwide.  They serve 75% of the United States as a network of more than 900 local electric utility systems in 46 states for electric distribution or generation and transmission.

www.SitesAcrossAmerica.com

www.nreca.org

Tim Sullivan

TEL 651-686-7477

based in Minnesota

NAIOP - National Association of Industrial and Office Properties - corporate real estate association, also publishes Development magazine www.naiop.org  
SIOR - Society of Industrial & Office Realtors www.sior.com  
NAFTZ - National Association of Foreign Trade Zones ( FTZ ) www.naftz.org  
International Facilities Management Association - organizes World Workplace event in October   David Brady, President & CEO
Association for Facilities Engineering - professional association for CPE (Certified Plant Engineer) and CPMM (Certified Plant Maintenance Manager), publishes Facilities Engineering Journal and Facilities America event - in 2003 jointly with IFMA event www.afe.org

Gerald Hagen, President

Gabriella Jacobs, Editor

Industrial Asset Management Council is a new association launched by Conway Data in October 2002 with Site Selection magazine as its official publication, endorsed by their own DevelopmentAlliance.com joint venture with IEDC.  The focus is on networking and educational programs for the management of industrial facilities, such as typical functions of a corporate real estate department in a major company. www.iamc.org

www.iamcnet.org

Ron Starner, Conway Data
CoreNet Global (formerly IDRC and NACORE) - professional association for corporate real estate executives, related service providers, and economic development agencies worldwide.  Organizes networking and professional development events, certification programs, and educational programs, publications, and awards to share knowledge among corporate real estate professionals and related service providers.  Contact us if you would like to meet at CoreNet in Orlando, November 2006. www.corenetglobal.org

We were past sponsors:

2004 Economic Development Awards

 
Urban Land Institute - community development planning, publishes research reports (some books on Amazon.com) www.uli.org  

IEDC : International Economic Development Council - professional association.  Publishes links and some information about sponsors and member areas through their website.  Organizes events and professional development and certification programs, including peer recognition awards.  Publishes member newsletters and magazines to share knowledge among economic development agencies.  See DevelopmentAlliance.com, below.

www.iedconline.org

Jeff Finkle, President

202-223-7800

(Washington, DC)

National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) - for regional development www.narc.org  
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) - for regional development www.nado.org  
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 Patricia Francis, President
EURADA - a European association of development agencies www.eurada.org  
EDAC - Economic Development Association of Canada www.edac.ca  
BURA - British Urban Regeneration Association - a forum to exchange private and public sector ideas and best practices about regeneration of urban areas; collaborates with IEDC www.bura.org.uk John Walker, Chief Executive

Location data publishers - see also : DataPointers and GIS maps

Some of the location magazine publishers above offer data on their websites

   
DevelopmentAlliance.com is a portal intended for reference by executives as a joint venture of IEDC and Site Selection magazine (published by Conway Data), originally intended to selectively publish standard data profiling local communities in one place for a small fee.  It has many links, mainly to other Conway Data content.

Few areas have chosen to publish and maintain their community data through this portal's centralized database service, instead of through their own promotional websites.  This portal has been promoted to executives through an advertising deal by IEDC with Forbes magazine, plus some publicity through Site Selection magazine and various Conway Data websites.  Banner ads seem to be the main focus now.

www.DevelopmentAlliance.com  
USA Trade's Country Commercial Guides (US Govt) - annual guides to doing business in specific countries, prepared by the commercial sections of US Embassies www.usatrade.gov/website/ccg.nsf  
Stat-USA, source for various US government publications such as the National Trade Data Bank, Country Commercial Guides, etc. www.stat-usa.gov  

The PRS Group - Political Risk Services

International Country Risk Guide

Country Data

www.prsonline.com

www.icrgonline.com

www.countrydata.com

 
Business Monitor International - Emerging Markets Online - macroeconomic research on many countries, subscription www.businessmonitor.com  
Corporate Real Estate media - see also CRE service providers    
Real Estate Forum (by Real Estate Media Inc.), which also publishes GlobeSt.com and various regional magazines for corporate real estate professionals, such as Real Estate New York, Real Estate New Jersey, and Real Estate Southern California, as well as organizing the RealShare conferences in various major cities such as Boston, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Orange County, San Diego, and elsewhere

www.reforum.com

www.globest.com

www.remedianetwork.com

www.realshareconferences.com

 
Commercial Property News - newsletter for real estate services www.cpnonline.com  
National Real Estate Investor (Primedia) www.nreionline.com  
Corporate Real Estate Leader - official publication of CoreNet Global Learning for members

www.corenetglobal.org

Corporate Real Estate Leader

 
Journal of Corporate Real Estate - new journal produced by CoreNet Learning and Henry Stewart Publications in the UK www.henrystewart.com  
Other business media    
BBC World Service, and Global Business Programme

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice

www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/business

 
Country Watch international news alerts www.countrywatch.com  
Emerging Markets Online www.emerging-markets.com  
The Financial Times, often publishes supplemental reports about the business environment in particular countries or industries and about FDI - and publishes a related fDi magazine with location features www.ft.com   www.fdimagazine.com  
Foreign Affairs magazine - foreign policy, with more governmental than business focus www.foreignaffairs.org  
Foreign Policy magazine - note related publications such as the Globalization Report prepared with A.T.Kearney, and the Insiders Guide to Global Research on the Web

www.foreignpolicy.com

www.globalnewstand.com

 
Global Finance magazine - frequent features about leading banks, and special country reports about political - economic and finance issues www.gfmag.com  
The Globalist - online features on global economy, politics, history, culture www.theglobalist.com  
IndustryWeek magazine, by Penton Media, for manufacturing executives.  It includes a "Best Plants" awards feature in July and October, and related events featuring the winners, plus a "Strategic Siting" column about location choices for specific projects. www.industryweek.com  
Sourcingmag.com provides practical advice about IT and business process outsourcing (BPO), including location and service provider selection. www.sourcingmag.com  
World Trade magazine - focus on trade, logistics and recent market changes www.worldtrademag.com  
WorldNews.com - recent news reports www.worldnews.com  
Other resources    
MIPIM - Reed Midem, International Property Market organizer of trade show in Europe (March, in Cannes) for corporate real estate, investment promotion www.mipim.com  
Computer Systems Policy Project - industry policy group, developed "readiness guide" tool potentially useful for community planning of infrastructure "for living in the networked world" www.cspp.org  
National Association of Manufacturers - Site Selection Network - a free service to NAM members, compiling basic presentations about participating areas in response to their specified search criteria for projects, and offering introductions if interested www.nam.org  
Foreign Policy    
American Academy of Diplomacy www.academyofdiplomacy.org  
Foreign Service Journal - by the American Foreign Service Association, which is basically a professional association of the US diplomatic service, but this magazine reaches a larger audience with diverse views about current issues in foreign policy www.afsa.org/fsj  
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs - from the Edmund A. Walsh School of the Foreign Service at Georgetown University http://journal.georgetown.edu/  
Public Diplomacy - by USIA Alumni Association (US Information Agency) www.publicdiplomacy.org  
American Diplomacy - quarterly journal by U of N Carolina Diplomacy Dept www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat  
Coalition for American Leadership Abroad (COLEAD) - with links related to US foreign affairs institutions www.colead.org  
National Strategy Forum www.nationalstrategy.com  
US Council for International Business www.uscib.org  
Council on Foreign Relations - New York and Washington DC www.cfr.org  
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations www.ccfr.org  
Chatham House - The Royal Institute of International Affairs in London is now referred to as Chatham House.  It addresses political, business, security and other international issues. http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk  
The Heritage Foundation for Policy Research and Analysis www.heritage.org  
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace www.ceip.org  
Ethics & International Affairs - journal from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs www.carnegiecouncil.org  
Brookings Institution Press www.brookings.edu  
Business Associations and Chambers

Refer to regional or state directories for local chambers, or international business forums

   
The World Economic Forum

      and World Link magazine

www.weforum.org

www.worldlink.co.uk

 
World Trade Centers Association www.wtca.org  
Organization for International Investment www.ofii.org  
Partners for the Americas www.partners.net  
World Trade Organization www.wto.org  
International Chamber of Commerce www.iccwbo.org  
US Chamber of Commerce www.uschamber.org  
The Conference Board www.conference-board.org  
The Business Roundtable - see our analysis of their quarterly CEO Survey www.brtable.org  

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