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This table provides links to explanations about the services which GDI Solutions provides to all three networks of participants, as well as to other contacts on a selective basis.  The services are provided in response to enquiries about specific investment interests or plans, as well as through proactive work to anticipate the needs of corporate executives and meet them efficiently through shared services such as GUIDE, SICR, and other research work.  GUIDE develops a valuable base of local knowledge with leading service providers.  SICR takes that knowledge to market.
Graphical Executive Summary Introduction to GDI Solutions

Graphical Executive Summary of GUIDE Services

Graphical Executive Summary of SICR Services

Future Services : The GDI Forum (see also button above)

Table of Shortcuts to Website Content (see also button above)

Tables of Participants and Contacts (see also link button at left)

Regional Maps and Links to Participants (see also button above)

Future Services : The GDI Alerts (see also button above)

Highlights of Services
  •  Relationship development work within all three networks
  •  Relevant introductions and information sources
  •  Sharing knowledge about project planning
  •  Developing the contact network
  •  Sharing local market knowledge and contacts
  •  Sharing feedback about investor experiences
  •  Independent review of presentations
  •  Independent market research
  •  Custom or shared research

The business location selection funnel for executives

The need for a better process.

Not "pushing" one location or service

For Corporate Executives (link to summaries)
For Area Representatives
  •  Welcome!  We understand the challenges you face.
  •  The Maps section can make it easy to find any area
  •  How SICR and GUIDE fit together in the "funnel" for location choices
  •  Differentiation : Not to be confused with .... anything else
  •  Not just for investment attraction - also business retention
  •  How to participate
  •  Scope of services
  •  How introductions to participating executives are handled
  •  Investment necessary to participate
  •  Why is participation valuable to area representatives?
  •  Cooperative marketing opportunities to leverage resources
GUIDE Services

GUIDE = Globally Uniform Investment Data & Experience

For Professional Service Providers
  •  What types of services can participate
  •  How SICR can benefit participating service providers.
  •  How to participate
  •  Scope of services
  •  Investment or cost of participation
  •  Why is participation valuable to professional services?
  •  Cooperative marketing opportunities to leverage resources


SICR Relationship Development Services

SICR = Shared Investor Communications & Relationships 

Explanation of the scope of services

The intended role of GDI Solutions is to connect the three networks of contacts through market knowledge and experience to suggest good solutions for participating executives.  GDI Solutions is not intended to become another service provider who is performing one or more aspects of project support in competition with existing well-qualified services.  The idea is to introduce appropriate services efficiently.

GDI Solutions introduces well-qualified contacts in a manner perhaps analogous to the concept of developing a list of "preferred providers" among many specialists within the medical field as qualified professionals who have agreed in advance to participate.  Our work is done as a shared service to many participants, without acting directly as the agent or representative of any single service or location, and without assuming liability for the performance of whatever services the two parties may agree to be appropriate after they are introduced. 

As another simple analogy, directory assistance can help a telephone caller to quickly find and reach the desired contact anywhere, but doesn't take responsibility for the outcome of such calls.  There is, however, more knowledge and judgment required to suggest appropriate business connections.  That is our business.

Custom or shared research services

Sometimes, "off the shelf" knowledge, contacts, or research within the scope of the free services (funded by shared work among the other participants) will not be sufficient to meet the unique needs of a particular executive.  Executives at more than one company may also be found to share common research interests.  GDI Solutions can be of assistance in both scenarios through :

  •  Custom research work on behalf of participating executives
  •  Shared research work on behalf of multiple participants

Future services

Refer to the sections on  The GDI Forum and The GDI Alerts

Other services and improvements to existing services may be developed in the future in cooperation with participants.

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