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
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
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.
|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
|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
Jan 2003 1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic
Nov 2002 BW ad in issue featuring Internet
resources for investors
Nov 2002 1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic
Apr 2002 1/2 pg BW ad in annual directory
Jan 2002 1/2 pg BW ad in annual NAM "Strategic
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