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Accrisoft Corporation provides a finely tuned blend of technology and services that empower your economic development organization to accomplish your goals and better serve investors. Accrisoft Freedom™ is a comprehensive software solution that spans across your organization's operations, finance, marketing, and sales departments, allowing your entire team to work together harmoniously on a single platform.
Positioned at the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Arlington is among the U.S.’s major hubs for freight, air and ground transportation. Whether it’s convincing GM to build an assembly plant or recruiting an MLB team to Arlington, we are the place where big ideas become a reality. After all, it’s our competitive, can-do spirit that makes Arlington, The American Dream City.
Bludot provides a suite of software solutions for your BR&E needs. Built in partnership with on-the-ground economic development practitioners, Bludot's solutions help you manage and support your local businesses, track your projects, and run shop-local rewards programs. Within 2 years of launch, Bludot is used by over 100 jurisdictions across 27 states. Bludot is recognized on Govtech 100 and an SBIR grant awardee of USDA NIFA.
For 27 years, Business Xpansion Journal magazine has delivered insightful, educational and other useful information to assist companies and their legal representatives with the expansion and relocation process. This process is complicated with so many variables, tangibles and intangibles. BXJ offers comprehensive tools to help understand incentives, workforce development, real estate, education, job training, transportation and much more. Each issue of the print and digital magazine, newsletter and complementing social media tackles geography state by state, industry by industry, along with the myriad of tax, legal and intellectual property issues that follow these decisions. Its editors get to the heart of economic development coverage and understand the categories of information and insight executives need in making informed relocation decisions. For more information please go to www.bxjmag.com.
Business Xpansion Journal is published by King Publishing, Inc. headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Business Facilities is the leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. In print, online, and face-to-face, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community that connects corporate site selectors with economic development organizations from across North America and around the world. Business Facilities magazine is read by C-Suite executives, corporate real estate professionals, site consultants and other business leaders. Published six times a year, each issue profiles state, regional and international locations. BusinessFacilities.com is the share of market leader among all site selection websites, providing up-to-the-minute site selection news and industry-specific features. Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only matchmaking event that connects corporate executives and site consultants that have active projects with economic development organizations from across North America.
Camoin Associates was founded in 1999 and is the nation's only full-service economic development and business lead generation firm. We are a national leader in strategic and economic development planning for resiliency and prosperity and have delivered high-quality work to public and private clients of all sizes in 45 states and the US Virgin Islands. Our full range of services include strategic and organizational planning, industry and workforce analytics, economic and fiscal impact analysis, real estate development services, lead generation and business relationships, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Our team is ready to help you define and realize your community and economic development vision. Learn more at: www.camoinassociates.com.
Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic impact studies, and our labor market software and data solutions. Our core audiences are corporations, economic development, workforce development, site selection, education, and staffing organizations. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Chmura was founded in 1999 and operates a regional office in Cleveland, Ohio.
Site Selection magazine, the leading publication covering global corporate real estate strategy and economic development, is in its 69th year of publication. It is mailed every other month to a qualified circulation of more than 42,000* corporate end users in print, in addition to publishing all of its material at www.siteselection.com.
Global corporate expansion experts Conway Data Inc., publisher of Site Selection, state economic development guides under its Custom Content Publishing Division, and the Site Selection Investor Watch newsletter, has been a trusted source of business intelligence to corporations, government economic development and investment promotion agencies around the world since 1954.
Conway Data owns and manages Conway Data Events, organizer of the World Forum for FDI and FDI training seminars. Conway Data also manages the Atlanta-based Industrial Asset Management Council, a professional association of 600-plus corporate real estate executives, economic developers and commercial real estate service providers.
*December 2021; all circulation information is publisher’s own data unless otherwise specified.
EcoMap was founded based on a simple premise: it should be easy to access information about what's happening in the ecosystems all around us. Whether we're dealing with a local business community or an entire industry, we think that everyone should be able to easily navigate every ecosystem, everywhere. At EcoMap, we're on a mission to build more equitable & accessible ecosystems through technology. We developed powerful technology that lets us digitize them at scale, so that any ecosystem building organization can use our products to understand, showcase, and engage their ecosystems.
Economic Impact Catalyst works with economic development organizations across the United States to build the infrastructure that accelerates entrepreneurship, facilitates small business assistance, and measures the impact of entrepreneurship-led economic development. In addition to our technology-enabled platform, Startup Space, we provide data and surveys for our clients to understand their impact and drive policy.
EDOiQ® is a complete software solution designed by economic developers for planning, managing, collaboration, and reporting on credits and incentives projects throughout their lifecycle. It is an all-inclusive toolset for organizations to track projects of all sizes to manage the relationships that drive maximum return.
EDsuite specializes in marketing cities for economic development. We are driven by a passion to help economic developers clarify their message and tell the unique stories of their communities to the right audience. For over 13 years, our experienced team of storytellers and problem solvers have partnered with cities to shape their message and digital presence in a way that connects with people and attracts investors. We bring a broad range of experience and services to the table including strategic marketing, branding and identity, websites, ED specific web tools including available property search solutions, digital marketing, videography, photography, graphic design, and PR.
DCI is “The Leader in Marketing Places." Since 1960, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries, helping them to attract investors, visitors, and talent. We specialize exclusively in three areas of place marketing: economic development, talent attraction and tourism including websites, branding, public relations, social/digital media, research, prospect development, travel trade, and special events. Current clients include a range of states (Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Vermont, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey), cities/regions (Charleston, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, Research Triangle Region, and Jacksonville) and countries (Netherlands, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Georgia), to name a few. With a team of more than 60 place marketers, DCI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Toronto.
The partnership of fDi Intelligence and GIS Planning makes us the world’s leading online investment promotion service, with the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of online products and services to help you to drive investment into your location.
GIS WebTech provides the most advanced technology solutions available for economic development and site selection. The company’s technology helps economic development organizations attract, retain, and expand businesses within their communities and helps corporate site selectors identify and analyze ideal locations. GIS WebTech is the fastest-growing provider, and serves economic development organizations of all sizes, from small, rural communities to large states, provinces, and national governments, across North America and Europe. GIS WebTech’s solutions are built natively on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the world’s most powerful mapping software, and include the most accurate demographic and workforce data available. For more information, please see https://giswebtech.com/.
Global Location Strategies matches communities and companies for mutual, sustainable prosperity through consulting, software, and insights. We leverage our site selection expertise to help economic development organizations evaluate their communities and sites for product-market fit. Our economic development services include reverse site selection, site identification, and site readiness. Lasso is a location data collection platform that improves the RFI process by collecting standardized responses, offering collaboration amongst EDOs, and recalling past submissions for future RFIs. LOIS is a global platform offering EDOS solutions for marketing available sites and buildings to site selectors and corporate decision-makers. Stop by our booth to chat about all the new ways our team is serving economic developers and learn more about our brand-new product – industry-specific location benchmarking reports at GLSInsights.com.
Specializing in Economic Development; Community Development; Strategic Planning; Disaster Recovery; Emergency Management; and Hazard Mitigation activities, GRANTWORKS has secured and managed over $6 billion in state and federal funds. Through a team of over 300 professionals, whose combined experience exceeds 2500 years; our deliverable service capacities include: Grant Writing, Project Management, Reporting, Environmental Reviews, Income Surveys, Labor Standards, Buyouts and Acquisitions
Hunden is a trusted advisor for real estate projects, providing market and financial feasibility, impact studies, developer selection, owner’s rep and project delivery mechanisms. Mr. Hunden and his firm have worked on more than 800 projects and studies over the past 25+ years, totaling more than $6 billion in real estate, with $10 billion more in process. The firm completes approximately 50 assignments per year with its 12-person staff, focused primarily on mixed-use districts, sports facilities, convention centers, entertainment venues, and performing arts. Hunden’s background make the firm a resource for communities looking to develop their destinations in sustainable ways. Some projects include the Chicago Riverwalk and Navy Pier, Distrito T-Mobile in San Juan, a mixed-use destination in the Middle East), and the forthcoming Dallas Convention Center District.
Help your city's entrepreneurs thrive. HUUB is a one-stop, central hub for your city, bringing vital small-business resources to hard-to-reach entrepreneurs. Help entrepreneurs and small business owners get the support they need when they need it. Free up your city's resources and help economic development teams re-envision technical assistance programs and business retention and expansion strategy with a data-driven approach to small biz support.
HUUB's city-wide, custom-branded platform serves more than 1800+ businesses, more than 50% women and 50% people of color. Cities using HUUB have seen the fastest recovery from the pandemic as measured by Intuit. Schedule a demo today: joinhuub.com
Established in 1993, Impact DataSource is an Austin, Texas-based economic consulting firm. Impact DataSource specializes in economic and fiscal impact analyses. Our firm is highly focused on supporting economic development professionals and organizations through consulting services and software. Impact DataSource has conducted thousands of economic impact analyses of new businesses, retention and expansion projects, developments, and activities in all industry groups throughout the U.S. In addition, Impact DataSource developed and supports Impact DashBoard, impact software built specifically for economic developers. Impact DashBoard is the result of our 30 years of experience helping economic developers change their communities.
Lightcast provides labor market data and analysis to help professionals make sound decisions in their regions. We tell stories with individual-level LMI data that are unmatched in the market. Our data, software, and consulting services help economic development professionals understand and communicate their communities’ workforce strengths, quickly respond to business inquiries, benchmark their regions against their peers, and boost their business services.
Livability Media is a full-service media and content marketing company and a recognized authority in talent attraction and best places to live. We work with economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and governments around the U.S. to tell their stories of why they are outstanding places to locate to, live in, work in and invest in. Best of all, we leverage the power of Livability.com, with millions of annual users, to help attract talent, business investment and visitors. Livability Media combines outstanding content and compelling design with targeted distribution and extensive promotion to reach the audiences that matter most to you.
Welcome to a whole new way of communicating your location’s advantages to businesses and talent.
Localintel makes plug-and-play marketing tools that hundreds of economic development organizations have integrated into their website to:
• promote their location’s advantages,
• increase website engagement,
• generate more leads.
NAS is an award-winning 75 y-o recruitment marketing firm that partners with clients to help them bring qualified candidates into their talent pool and increase their ROI. NAS achieves that by focusing on 3 main pillars: Storytelling, Technology & Strategy. Our products and services include a proprietary SaaS candidate attraction platform, employer branding, and programmatic, social & digital media services.
Pat Davis Design Group (PDDG) is an international marketing communications agency with 45 years of experience working with municipalities of all sizes across the U.S. and abroad, including long-standing client partnerships with economic development, tourism, workforce development, higher education, transportation, and related organizations. PDDG offers a wide range of services including branding, creative, graphic design, website design, marketing strategy, communications, social media management, and event planning.
Pebble Plan software and community accelerator programs work independently or together to support entrepreneurship and BR&E in one solution. Our educational growth-planning software prepares small businesses to succeed while providing EDC staff and boards an uncluttered view into their financial capabilities. Making data-backed decisions about incentive or financing applicants has never been faster or easier.
Simultaneously, our recovery-planning tools equip EDCs with resources to proactively support local businesses in decline and help them work their way back to profitability before jobs or tax revenues are lost. Join innovative EDCs and financial institutions in getting better business plans and better prepared small businesses while working collaboratively with support resources like non-profits, chambers of commerce, or SBDCs to serve more businesses whenever they need help.
Placer.ai is the leader in location analytics, instantly generating foot traffic insights for any location in the U.S. Commercial real estate, retail, and economic development professionals are using the product daily to optimize their decision-making. Placer.ai provides a range of easily accessible reports on-demand including true trade areas, visit trends, customer journey data, demographics, cross-shopping, property rankings and more. The breadth of perspectives empowers local governments to understand consumer behavior, attract the best-fit business and enhance local business performance to drive economic growth.
Founded in 2010, ResearchFDI is a specialized investment attraction consulting firm widely recognized within the economic development industry for its accomplished lead generation programs that have yielded over $50 billion in new investments for its clients worldwide. In addition, ResearchFDI offers a suite of strategy, business intelligence and research reports that act as precursors to any investment attraction campaign such as developing economic development plans, FDI strategies, marketing plans, benchmarking reports, sector profiles, industry reports, investor pitches, pitch deck development and investment attraction training.
Retail Strategies exists to give communities across the United States an advantage in attracting businesses. Retail Strategies’ mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate expertise.
ROI Research on Investment is an award-winning advisory focused on investment attraction for economic development organizations. Since 2002, ROI has worked with over 500 clients worldwide to attract capital intensive expansion projects. ROI's areas of expertise include lead generation, benchmarking/target industry analysis, BR&E strategies, representation services, and training courses.
In 2017, ROI launched Gazelle.ai; the first business intelligence platform that deploys AI to prognosticate corporate expansion. In 2019, Gazelle.ai was nominated as Canadian AI company of the year. This past year Gazelle.ai was recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 Company to Watch. Gazelle.ai has an average user review of 4.7/5 (G2) ranking amongst the highest rated business intelligence tools.
This past year, ROI launched a brand-new service entitled Digital Labs, providing digital marketing services specifically designed for economic professionals.
Cloud Nine | Economic Development™ is built on Microsoft Dynamics 365, providing a trusted platform and core CRM functionality such as:
Projects, Incentives, Grants, Compliance, Locations, Leases, Investors, Case Management, BRE, Business Process Flows, Goals Tracking, Activities, Contacts, Leads, Campaigns, Mailing Lists, and more.
This solution is our answer to the issues that Economic Development teams tackle every day.
We’ve created a pre-built set of enhancements that accelerates new implementations of Dynamics CRM and solves the most common challenges economic developers face, right out of the box. The solution completely covers all requirements of many EDO’s, and further customizations and enhancements can be made to address more complex needs.
The Cloud Nine EDO solution allows economic development organizations to greatly reduce CRM implementation cost and time.