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Expansion Management magazine

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Bruce Donnelly    (Biography)

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Expansion Management (Penton Media, Inc.)

Executive Summary

Expansion Management is a well respected monthly magazine in this niche.  The articles frequently quote leading professionals about specific locations, projects, or issues according to an editorial calendar which covers most of the US market, Canada, and Mexico as well as some other international investment destinations.

Expansion Management frequently publishes rankings of states and cities on a variety of business climate factors of potential interest to corporate investors.  It also publishes opinion poll research among site selection consultants, such as lists of the "50 Hottest Cities" in their opinions.

The publisher also organizes an invitation-only event each spring for leading economic development professionals (among current advertisers) to meet location consultants in an informal and very well-organized "Roundtable in the Rockies" event.  This provides a relatively small and candid forum for the exchange of views about investment trends, recent developments and attractions of the areas involved, and the location consulting process in general, including how to work together more effectively in support of investors.

Subscriptions are generally free and easily arranged since their advertisers want to know that they are reaching potential investors.

A new service in 2005 was their Relocation Tool Kit, which shares their research work for comparison of metropolitan areas and schools, such as for labor market analysis work.

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Gorton Wood


Expansion Management


TEL   (877) 530-8801




Relationship Disclosure :

There is no relationship at this time beyond informal contacts.  Advertising is purchased by GDI Solutions periodically at the same rates available to other advertisers.

As a past advertiser, we have received "leads" for investment projects as well as links to this website through their reader service website, which links to ours at :

Bruce Donnelly attended the 2002 Roundtable in the Rockies in Vail, CO, but could not attend in 2003 because of other commitments.  He was an invited speaker at the 2004 Roundtable in Vail, and may attend again in the future.

Expansion Management lists recent advertisers for reference, such as a directory on their website and at the back of each issue of the magazine.

We now perform US ad sales work for one of the other magazines in this niche market - fDi magazine - published by the Financial Times group.  These magazines are targeted at different audiences, but attract some of the same advertisers.

Advertising and PR history :


Apr 2004   1/2 pg 4 color ad

Mar 2004   1/2 pg 4 color ad

Apr 2003    small BW ad in annual directory issue

Jan 2003   1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic Moves" issue

Nov 2002   BW ad in issue featuring Internet resources for investors

Nov 2002   1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic Moves" issue

Apr 2002   1/2 pg BW ad in annual directory issue

Jan 2002   1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic Moves" issue

Our "Advertising Recall" service highlights advertising in this or other media by economic development representatives and other professionals in this direct investment niche.  This enables executives and their advisors to find the advertisers when they need them for their projects, regardless of when and where the ads appeared.

We do not list all advertisements, as there is a small fee for them to be highlighted through this annual service.  The websites of the publishers will usually list only their recent advertisers for reference.  We make it easy to find their ads at any time through searchable text and thumbnail images in relevant directories and other content.

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

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

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