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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.

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aLocal Solutions provides economic information that's faster, better, and costs less. We use proven algorithms focused not only on macro-economic impacts but understands how multiple systems in the community and the surrounding areas help predict economic demand in your community. Instead of only reading descriptive summaries of the number of employees compared to state averages, aLocal actually analyzes these variables and helps predict demand levels. Our powerful analytics allow you to see, on maps and tables, where there is current economic demand (or not) as well as possible outcomes for future changes in our community. This includes increased multi-family housing, economic growth, possible zoning changes, and employment.

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Anthill makes your workforce programs work. Through individualized enablement, we make programs successful - from awareness and enrollment, to completion and career mobility.

There is currently ½ a person for every open role in the U.S. - and that is projected to get worse over the next decade. Every organization is struggling with worker skills gaps. The organizations who develop workers effectively have one thing in common – they understand that the critical unlock for success is individualized enablement

Individualized enablement means every worker gets customized access, coaching and program delivery. With Anthill’s technology, all of this happens automatically. This means more access, awareness, adoption, engagement, achievement, and better, tangible results.  

Anthill makes the success of your workforce programs inevitable. We do this by providing access, driving trust, simplifying processes and learning from your workforce.

Anthill has an average of 97% adoption rate and delivers ROI you can see! Join the growing number of organizations addressing the needs of their workforce - automatically - today!

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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.

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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.

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Bank of Texas is a financial services partner for consumers, businesses and wealth clients alike. While our origins are humble, we’ve grown alongside our clients for more than a century. We have unwavering confidence in our ability to build strong relationships, provide diverse expertise and services, and invest in the communities we serve. We believe delivering peace of mind is an important part of your financial growth. This is why we build relationships around a holistic view of your financial world and provide sound advice you can rely on. We’re as strategic about how we give back to our communities as we are about managing our clients’ financial futures. Our goal is to be best-in-class and make an impact, not simply check a box.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis is the world's trusted, impartial source of comprehensive data about the U.S. economy. BEA's economic statistics, free and accessible to all, inform decision making by businesses, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments.

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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

Business Xpansion Journal is published by King Publishing, Inc. headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. 

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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 Facilitiesmagazine 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.comis 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:

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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.


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.

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COACT has been working with leaders in economic development since ou inception. Whether your goal is to create more exposure for existing programs and incentives to a current local business market for retention purposes, to attract new businesses to the region, or a mixture of both - we can help. Most economic development organizations are tight strapped with little resources to do a big job. COACT is the answer to this - for the cost of an individual's monthly salary, COACT steps on board with an arsenal of growth experts in strategy, research, design, sales, and marketing functions to meet your community growth and retention goals.

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Coastal Cloud is a Salesforce Multi-Cloud Expert Partner based in Palm Coast, Florida. Through its unique consulting business model, the company provides implementations and managed services to assist clients in migrating to next-generation systems. Coastal Cloud has pre-configured the Salesforce platform to help state and local government agencies meet the challenges of grants management, workforce management, connected city initiatives, and disaster recovery. Coastal Cloud has earned a 5/5 Customer Satisfaction rating on the Salesforce AppExchange and is ranked #1 on for Salesforce Consulting. For more information, please visit

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Community Attributes Inc produces strategies, analysis, and on-line data tools. We tell data-rich stories that move communities forward. Grounded in data and packaged for effective communication, our solutions are evidence-based and delivered to be shared broadly.

CAI Live is a powerful window into your data story. With the CAI Live platform, we combine economic and planning expertise with technology and innovation to give you a dynamic tool that helps you visualize and inform your development strategy and communicate impact to your stakeholders.

CAI is community-centric, wherever your community is. We operate nationally and solve problems locally. We work with you, your community, and your stakeholders to deeply understand your needs, then develop strategies and tools that meet these needs to advance local initiatives.

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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 

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.


CO.STARTERS equips entrepreneurs with proven programs and tools to confidently start, grow, and thrive. Our network of local providers allows us to deliver these results in a peer-driven, hyper-localized context. Since 2008, we've trained over 1,200 community leaders and served over 21,000 entrepreneurs as they launch their businesses. Learn more at

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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.

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Economic Development by Design is a partnership of four consulting firms, focused on helping economic development organizations improve their communities. The principals of the firms are all experienced local/regional economic developers who bring their unique backgrounds together to assist EDOs in meeting their goals. 

Our partners, collectively, offer single or multiple services as needed. These include, but are not limited to:
Goldstone Consulting: retail assessment & housing studies, guidance working with site consultants and development of rural development organizations.
O’Brian & Associates: workforce assessments, business park feasibility studies, community visioning/input sessions and board strategic planning.
Strategic Location Services: building, retaining, and attracting cyber security/internet firms; attracting defense-oriented companies, strategic development.
Upsize Marketing: development of investor relation communications, community public relations and external messaging.

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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.


The Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX) is a national nonprofit organization focused on significantly expanding employee ownership across the United States by establishing and supporting a network of independent nonprofit State Centers for Employee Ownership. We see employee ownership as a critical tool to help reduce income and wealth disparity, increase community wealth, and create a more vibrant, participatory economy for workers regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Our free unbiased programming on succession planning using ESOPs, worker cooperatives, and employee ownership trusts is best delivered to organizations like chambers of commerce, economic development regions, community groups, and trade associations. Stop by our booth to see how we can be a resource for you to keep businesses from shutting down or leaving your region.

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Expansion Solutions Magazine (ESM) is a leading media outlet for world-class economic development content, key industry-related trends, education, and breaking economic development news. ES facilitates connections between expanding companies and economic development professionals while assisting in the growth and maintenance of key relationships between a vital community of business professionals with their fingers on the pulse of economic development.

Through our bi-monthly digital and print magazine, website, LeadGen Program, eNewsletter, social media and digital campaigns – ES has created a multi-layer platform for C-level executives, site location consultants, commercial real estate brokers and economic development organizations to exchange ideas and collaborate.

As a full-service, multi-media company with a complete suite of tools available for branding, marketing, public relations, and business recruitment assistance, ES provides a full spectrum of services and assists in bridging the gap between corporate decision makers and public and/or private agencies seeking investment.

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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.

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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.


Geographic Solutions has been working in partnership with state labor market information departments since we created the world's first comprehensive labor market information system for North Carolina in 1994. Since then, Geographic Solutions has secured itself as a leading source of valuable employment data used to analyze and predict current and future labor market trends. Today, we maintain the official labor market system in 22 states and U.S. territories, which provide real-time and historical labor market analysis to job seekers, employers, analysts, students, economists, career counselors, and more

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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


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

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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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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, 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.

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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.


More than just e-commerce, MemberMarketplace, Inc. is a new wave of economic development, engaging new audiences to explore your communities online. Your organization can help to keep online sales local, while also bringing in new dollars to your community, virtually through the internet, by making it easy to shop small. Now operating in 18 states, our clients include state and local government organizations, tourism bureaus, chambers of commerce, Small Business Development Centers, and other business support organizations throughout the U.S. We manage the platform, support and train businesses, and provide customer service to shoppers. Our partners can now market one website and bring exposure to all of their businesses, while making it easy for consumers to buy products and services through one website.

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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.


NaviRetail is a retail advisory firm that helps cities and municipalities recruit retail. Our retail experts provide exclusive information on how to attract the retailers constituents want and need. This paired with our NaviSites iOS app ensures that cities are positioned for success in the retail marketplace. 


Neon Cloud Productions, a video-industry leader with over 10 years of expertise, stands out for creating captivating Economic Development Videos. Our cutting-edge Motion Graphics and 3-D Graphics set us apart, enabling us to craft visually stunning Videos and Social Media Content that leave a lasting impression. With a sole focus on Economic Development video creation, we produce an average of 100+ customized videos yearly. Leveraging our extensive experience, we transform your data into a visually immersive experience, bringing it to life and enhancing your marketing efforts.

Our videos showcase vital Community Assets and unique Quality of Life elements, providing a comprehensive overview of your community, instrumental in attracting companies and talent during their decision-making process. They serve as powerful tools, captivating viewers and giving them a glimpse of what your community has to offer before their in-person visit. Additionally, we create captivating Social Media Content, keeping your community relevant throughout the year. Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our 5-step strategic process, where we guide you every step of the way. Together, we will create extraordinary Video and Social Media Content that your community will proudly showcase for years to come.


Nucor Buildings Group (NBG), a division of Nucor Corporation, is one of North America’s largest and most experienced manufacturers of metal building systems combining over 220 years of experience. With four brands strong, including American Buildings, CBC Steel Buildings, Kirby Building Systems, and Nucor Building Systems, NBG has a nationwide network of nearly 3,000 Authorized Builders. Nucor Buildings Group has strategically located plants throughout the country, all backed by the full strength of Nucor Corporation. NBG custom designs, engineers, details, manufactures, and ships complete, one-of-a-kind metal building systems. By utilizing the very latest in engineering practices, green building materials, and design technology, NBG offers unprecedented quality and value. 


Established in 1962, The University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) provides the latest tools and knowledge to be successful as an economic development professional. You may complete all courses in-person or a portion online. This provides significant budget savings, schedule flexibility, and speeds completion of coursework. OU EDI is fully accredited by the IEDC and meets the education requirements to sit for the CEcD Exam. OU EDI offers the only open-enrollment CEcD Exam Prep course. By graduating from the comprehensive program, you also earn the OU EDI certificate, which is widely recognized in the profession. Admission is based on completion of the IEDC BEDC “Basic” course, or two years of industry experience. Contact us at 405-325-3136,, or visit for more information.


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.


Short-term. High-impact International Volunteer Positions. Experience Required.

Seeking professionals with diverse skills and the know-how to hit the ground ready to serve. Bring your expertise and experience to the projects where you are needed the most.

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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_logo_ai_308px-1 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. 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.

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From 1-5, how productive are you today?
(With 1 being not very and 5 being extremely)

If you ranked yourself at 4 or below you can benefit from learning more about how to begin your Digital Transformation Journey.

ProTRACKPlus started with a customized CRM exclusively built for economic development and then added six more modules to create one powerfully intuitive system to accomplish the following:

The system automates:
·   All new “Top 10 Metric Dashboard”
·   Robust CRM to manage Projects, Contacts & Companies
·   Customer Service (BRE) Surveys, Forms, and Returns
·   Library for Document Management
·   Nine Automated Dynamic & Static Reports
·   Incentives Forecasting Showing Company Savings and Government Revenues
·   Safe Room for Confidential Document Management
·   Fully Self-Customizable Administration

Stop by our booth, call Tim Chase CEcD, FM, HLM today to arrange a 30-minute no-obligation demonstration at 512-713-9632, or visit:

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Proxi is the world's easiest-to-use map creation tool, primarily used by economic development offices to generate foot traffic + revenue in their communities.

We proudly present Proxi as the unrivaled 'Google My Maps for Business.' Our revolutionary platform allows Economic Development Organizations to create stunning white-labeled interactive maps, instantly shareable with their valued customers and audience through links, website embedding, or QR codes. With Proxi, map creators can effortlessly add points of interest enriched with detailed information, captivating images, irresistible promotional codes, and clickable URLs. What's more, our comprehensive analytics provide invaluable insights into viewership and clicks, empowering map creators to craft content tailored to their audience's interests and even drive revenue through local advertising partnerships.

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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.

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REsimplifi provides complete and accurate commercial real estate property data for site selectors and economic development professionals across the US, helping you stand out from the crowd by having the most accurate commercial real estate database available for your market.

Managing dynamic commercial property listings can be difficult as properties come and go off the market. Let us handle the tedious data management, allowing you to focus on higher value tasks.

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Resonance is a leading global advisor on placemaking, branding and marketing for the world’s best cities, districts, developments and destinations.

Resonance helps places understand market trends, assess their strengths and weaknesses, engage local communities, plan for the future, and create branding and communications in order to realize their full economic potential and prosperity.

Our perspective is informed by our proprietary World’s Best Cities rankings, the most widely read and respected in the world, and by our WRLDCTY Forum and Festival of urban innovation, which brings the planet’s most creative minds together to help shape the future of city development.

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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; the first business intelligence platform that deploys AI to prognosticate corporate expansion. In 2019, was nominated as Canadian AI company of the year. This past year was recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 Company to Watch. 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.


RoleCall is a talent attraction agency and consultancy, founded to revolutionize talent attraction. Our programs are trackable, measurable, personal — and completely customized. We specialize in talent attraction consulting, talent ecosystem development, lead capture and distribution strategies, employer engagement, strategic planning, and community onboarding and engagement.


Founded in 2003, SourceLink is a national organization working to build vibrant and cohesive entrepreneurial ecosystems that attract startups, accelerate business growth, create jobs, and develop sustainable community partnerships. Through a tailored mix of technology solutions and consulting services, we help communities connect entrepreneur support resources, identify gaps in services and measure program success. SourceLink provides access to a network of economic developers, government leaders, and ecosystem builders who share best practices and lessons learned for building diverse and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems in more than 70 communities across the country.


The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) are the Nation’s leading resources for the management and development of sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. As a turn-key solution for community leaders and developers alike, SFC services span the gamut of sports and recreation needs from sports tourism & recreation master planning, program planning, and feasibility through professional facility management services. Our 30+ managed venues and 1500+ team members, represented by the SF Network, welcome more than 25 million guest visits and produce over $250 million in economic impact each year. To learn more, please visit and


Featuring Climate Risk® and Impact Potential® Scores, as well as Mobility Data from real-time cell phone signals, StateBook’s data analytics provide the most current, comprehensive solution for location intelligence. StateBook's digital solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 companies for site selection decision-making, enabling them to discover the optimal locations for investment while assessing risk and validating project market fit. StateBook’s digital solutions also gives communities a critical competitive edge via our patented platform, our visualized data APIs, and our trademarked Digital CEDS™ and Economic Resilience Scorecard®.

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WAVTEQ provides Lead Generation Services to EDOs with key focus on helping EDOs attract FDI from Asia and Europe. WAVTEQ’s team of over 80 FDI experts located in our 16 offices globally have attracted over $10 billion of greenfield FDI projects to the US and Canada since 2014. We specialize in lead generation, road shows, trade shows, seminars, events, and in-market representation. WAVTEQ also provides the leading North America database of incentives deals (IncentivesMonitor), corporate location advisors (FDI Professionals), as well as custom CRM systems (EDO CRM) for EDOs to track inward investment and measure ROI and e-learning and FDI certification platforms (FDI Certification). 


Workbay increases access to opportunity for the entire workforce, especially supporting under-employed adults to build skills and find jobs. Workbay's SaaS links corporate and community resources, education, and government data in one comprehensive application that curates for each user. Students and job seekers see job posts, career pathways, and credentialing resources. Coaches and workforce administrators see a powerful cross-collaborative dashboard that reports activity and impacts in their community. Workbay is used by corporations, sector councils, municipal, state and national organizations to provide greater scale and access to opportunity, invitations to interviews, and pathways to promotion. Workbay's economic development clients utilize our system to build community pipelines of high-potential candidates for targeted workforce and to promote career pathway initiatives. Workbay's corporate and sector clients utilize their system for speed to performance, speed to safety, and speed to engagement through pre-hire training and on-boarding for improved retention and promotion.