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Scroll down to the selective regional directory of economic development contacts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC metro area and North Carolina and professional service providers or other resources at state, metro, city, county and local levels.  They perform investment promotion and project support services to attract corporate investment projects and jobs.  Services may include site selection support and incentives for new, expanded, or relocated offices, factories, R&D, distribution and other operations.  See also : Other regional economic development directories and other resources for strategic investment planning as highlighted below.  See also maps of the adjacent Southeast, Eastern Great Lakes, or Northeast Regions.
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Bruce (GDI)

Virginia EDO Directory

Virginia service providers

VA Project announcements

Companies - VA

Virginia Economic Development Partnership State 23218   or
Virginia Department of Business Assistance State 23219
Prince William County Dept of Economic Development


County 20109
Loudoun County Department of  Economic Development county 20177 (703)777-0426

Leesburg VA Office of ED Town 20178
City of Fairfax City 22030
City of Falls Church City 22046
Fairfax County EDA, Vienna County 22182
Arlington Economic Development County 22201

Southeast Fairfax Dev Corp Local 22309
Fredericksburg Regional Alliance Region 22401
Stafford County Economic Development Dept. County 22555
Culpeper County Economic Development County 22701
Shenandoah Valley Partnership Region 22801

City of Charlottesville ED City 22902
Waynesboro Office of Economic Dev. Local 22980
Greater Richmond Partnership Region 23219
Henrico County IDA County 23228
Chesapeake Dept of ED City 23320
Suffolk VA City 23434
City of Virginia Beach City 23462

Virginia Port Authority Port 23510
Hampton Roads Econ Dev Alliance Region 23510
Newport News Metro 23607

City of Hampton Development city 23669

Appomattox Basin IDC local 23805 
Chesterfield County ED County 23832
County of Caroline, Bowling Green County 22427 
Emporia-Greensville IDC Local 23847
Prince George County Dept of Economic Development County 23875
Mecklenburg County Economic Dev. Dept County 23917 
South Hill Community Development Assn Local 23970
Roanoke Valley of Virginia Region 24011
Virginia I-81 Corridor Region 24011
Montgomery County Dept. of Economic Development County 24073
City of Martinsville City 24112
City of Bristol City 24203
Bristol Economic Development Partnership City 24203
City of Danville City 24541 
Virginia Southwest Promise Region 24266
Progress Park, Wythe County Business park 24382
Virginia's Region 2000 Region 24505
Maryland maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

Maryland EDO Directory

Maryland service providers

Project announcements

Maryland Dept of Business & Economic Development State 21202

Maryland Chamber of Commerce State 21401
Charles County EDC County 20646
St. Mary's County Dept of Economic & Community Development county 20650
Calvert County Economic Development county 20678
Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce region 20707
City of Bowie city 20715
Prince George's County EDC county 20774
Montgomery County Dept of Economic Development county 20850
Harford County Office of  Economic Development county 21014
Howard County Economic Development Authority county 21046
Carroll County Dept of Economic Development county 21157

The Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Metro 21202
Baltimore County Dept of Economic Development county 21204
Baltimore Development Corporation City
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp county 21401
Tri-County Council for Western MD region 21502
Allegany County Economic Development Corp county 21502
Queen Anne's County EDC county 21619
Kent County Economic Development Office county 21620
Caroline County Dept of Economic Development and Tourism county 21629
Frederick County Office of Economic Development county 21701
Baltimore Gas & Electric Utility 21740
Allegheny Power regional utility 21740
Hagerstown Washington County Economic Development Commission county 21740
Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development county 21803
Worcester County Economic Development Dept county 21863
Cecil County Office of Economic Development county 21921
Delaware maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

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Project announcements
Delaware Economic Development Office State
Wilmington Economic Development Corp city 19801
New Castle County Economic Development Council - Wilmington DE county 19850

Dale Ervin

Kent County Planning Office county 19901
Central Delaware Economic Development Council region 19903
West Virginia maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

West Virginia EDO Directory

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West Virginia Development Office State 25301

William Turner, Jr.

Charleston City 25301
Huntington Area Dev Council City 25701

Gerald McDonald

Ohio Valley Ind. and Business Dev. Corp region 26003
Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle region 26062
City of Parkersburg city 26102
Advantage Valley region
Morgantown Area Economic Partnership County
North Carolina maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

North Carolina EDO Directory

North Carolina service providers

Project announcements


North Carolina Department of Commerce State 27699

North Carolina's Electric Membership Corp, co-ops, Touchstone Energy utility 27306
Duke Power utility 27420
Progress Energy utility 27601 service area map Regional reps


ElectriCities of North Carolina regional utility 27626
Winston-Salem Business Metro 27101
Randolph County EDC county 27204
Lee County EDC County 27330
Greensboro Econ Dev Partnership Metro 27409
North Carolina's Piedmont Triad Region 27409
Warren County county 27589
Research Triangle Regional Partnership region 27623

Debbie Lilly

Research Triangle Park Development 27623
Wilson Economic Development Council County 27893 

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North Carolina's Northeast Region 27932
Union County EDC County 28111
Cleveland County Chamber County 28151
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Metro 28232

Fayetteville NC - Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce - formerly known as Fayetteville Area Economic Development Corp. - Cumberland County Business Council

Metro 28302

area map

Phyllis Owens

(910)484-4242 ext.246 


and formerly :

Cumberland County Business Council County 28302
North Carolina's Southeast Region 28337
Duplin County ED Commission County 28349
Columbus County ED Commission County 28472
North Carolina's Eastern Region Region 28504

AdvantageWest Region 28732

Greater Hendersonville Chamber - Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development Metro chamber 28792

Asheville Area Chamber Metro 28802
Pennsylvania maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

Pennsylvania EDO Directory

Pennsylvania service providers

Project announcements

Pennsylvania Dept of Community & Economic  Development State 17120

Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Business Resource Network State

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry State 17101
Beaver County Corp for  Economic Dev county 15009    
Beaver Falls Area Industrial Council local 15010    
Allegheny Valley Development Corp Region 15014
Mon Valley Progress Council Local 15062
McKeesport IDA Local 15132    
Monroeville Area IDC Local 15146    
Port of Pittsburgh Commission port 15212    
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Region 15219

RIDC of SW PA Region 15219
Allegheny County Dept of Economic Development County 15219
Washington County Chamber of Commerce County 15301
Greene County IDC county 15370    
Fay-Penn Economic Dev Council county 15401
Somerset County Dev Council county 15501    
Bedford County Office of Economic Development county 15522
Westmoreland County EDC county 15601    
Jeannette Community Development Corp local 15644    
Eastern Westmoreland Development Corp local 15650    
Cameron County Industrial Development Authority county 15834    
St. Mary's Area Chamber of Commerce local 15857    
Johnstown Area EDC local 15901    
Cambria County IDC/IDA county 15931
Butler County Community Development Corp county 16001    
Lawrence County Economic Development Corp county 16101
Greenville Area EDC local 16125    
Eastern Mercer County Regional Development Corp region 16127
Shenango Valley Industrial Dev Authority local 16146    
City of Hermitage city 16148
Armstrong County IDA county 16201
Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission Region 16301
Venango Economic Development Corp county 16323
Meadville Area Industrial Commission city 16335
Warren County Development Association county 16365
Girard Area Industrial Dev. local 16417    
Team Pennsylvania Northwest Region 16510
Erie County Economic Development Corp county 16510
The I-99 Innovation Corridor (Altoona, Penn State University) Region 16602
Altoona Blair County Development Corp county 16602
Bradford Economic Development Corp local 16701
Centre County IDC county 16803    
Clearfield County Industrial Dev. county 16830    
Cumberland County Development Authority county 17013    
Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corp region 17042
Mifflin County IDC county 17044    
Capital Region Economic Development Corp. (CREDC) region 17110
Franklin County Area Dev Corp county 17201    
Adams County Economic Development county 17325    
York County Econ Dev Corp county 17404
Lancaster County Economic Dev Co county 17608
Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce city 17701
City of Lock Haven City 17745
Clinton County Economic Partnership county 17745
Northumberland County IDA county 17801    
Bloomsburg Area IDA local 17815    
Focus Central Pennsylvania Region 17837
Susquehanna Industrial Development Corp local 17876    
Schuylkill Economic Development Corp County 17901
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp Region 18017
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce City 18018
Northampton County Development Corp county 18044    
Easton Area Industrial Land Development Company local 18044
PPL Utilities utility 18101
Allentown EDC city 18105
Greater Hazleton Can Do Inc. city 18201
Carbon County Bureau of Economic Dev county 18229    
Pike County EDC County 18337
Wayne County Industrial Development Corp county 18431    
The Scranton Chamber city 18501
Great Valley Tech Alliance local 18501
Lackawanna County IDA county 18503    
Berwick IDA local 18603    
Penn's Northeast Region 18640
NEPA Alliance region 18640
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber metro 18710
Northern Bradford Authority local 18810
Northern Tier Regional PDC region 18848
Bucks County county 18901
Delaware County Commerce Center county 19063
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp finance 19102
Select Greater Philadelphia metro region 19102
PECO Energy (Exelon) utility 19103
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority port 19134
Chester County Development Council county 19341
Montgomery County IDC county 19403
Pottstown Area Industrial Dev. local 19464    
City of Reading city 19601
Greater Berks Dev. Fund region 19601
FirstEnergy Corp utility 19605
New Jersey maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

New Jersey EDO Directory

New Jersey service providers

Project announcements

New Jersey Commerce & Econ Growth Commission State 08625

New Jersey

Econ Dev Authority

State 08625

New Jersey Redevelopment Agency State
EDC of Essex County County 07052    
Plainfield Office of Economic Dev local 07061    
UCEDC - statewide CDF and EDC services, Union NJ state 07083 908-527-1166
Newark Economic Development Corp City 17102    
Jersey City Economic Development Corporation City 07302
Wayne Township Industrial & Economic Development Commission Township 07470
Paterson Economic Development Corp City 07501
County of Passaic Dept of Community & Economic Dev. County 07505    
Monmouth County Dept of Econ Dev County 07728
Howell Township Economic Development Township 07731
Bayshore Economic Development Corp Local 07737
Warren County Dept of Economic Development & Tourism County 07823
Sussex County Office of Economic Dev. county 07860    
Morris Area Development Group City 07960
Camden County Improvement Authority County 08003
Burlington County Dept of Economic Development County 08060
Salem County Dept. of Economic Dev. county 08079    
Gloucester County Office of Business and Economic Development County 08096
City of Camden City 08101
Atlantic County Dept of Regional Planning and Development County 08223
Upper Deerfield Township Township 08302
Cumberland County Dept of Planning & Development County 08302
Atlantic County Economic Development Corp County 08330    
City of Millville City 08332
Vineland Economic Growth and GIS City


City of Trenton City 08608
County of Mercer County 08650
Hamilton Township Economic Development Township 08650
Lakewood Development Corp Local 08701
Ocean County Department of Planning County 08754
Business Development Partnership of Somerset County County 08876
Middlesex County Office of Economic Development County 08901
New Brunswick Dept of Planning and Economic Development City 08903
FirstEnergy Corp. Utility
PSEG (NJ) Area Development LLC Utility

Washington DC maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV Contacts

Bruce (GDI)

Washington DC EDO Directory

Washington DC service providers

Project announcements

Greater Washington Initiative - of the Greater Washington Board of Trade Region

Michael Baughman


Washington, DC Economic Partnership (formerly the Washington, DC Marketing Center) Metro 202-661-8670
PEPCO - Potomac Electric Power Utility 20068
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
  The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :                      

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

Name e-mail Phone Fax
Bruce Donnelly 847-304-4655  (Chicago) 847-304-5375
Area Profiles and Area Surveys (.pdf Survey form) are executive summary presentations about business locations.  These may include maps, links to commercial real estate listings of available industrial and office sites and buildings, investment project news, information about existing businesses in the area, labor market information, and investment incentives.  Such content makes it easy to search for relevant locations, as shown by our Area Search service. We can also highlight recent project announcements, advertising, and promotional events as well as independent consultant research reports about communities or industry clusters.  Our "Professional Site Selection Tour" service at organizes business location research work and Area Reports through consultant "familiarization tours", and our "Meeting Point" work pre-schedules B2B introductory meetings at events.

New GUIDE Network Survey, GUIDE Area Profile or Service Profile participants in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC metro area and North Carolina will be highlighted above and through our Area Search service at .

This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US Mid-Atlantic region by including more relevant links to useful content than just the local website.  We maintain more comprehensive state directories for economic development organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC metro area and North Carolina in this region, as well as directories for other NAFTA and global regions.  The directory may also identify other contacts of potential interest to executives and business advisors on a selective basis, as in the case of the following initial examples.  We work together with EDO's to share timely knowledge about the benefits of their areas as we serve potential investors and advisors who are responsible for business location or site selection decisions for foreign direct investment (FDI) or capital investment projects such as new factories or offices, expansion projects, business relocation, and consolidation of operations as in post-merger integration situations.  Related services support global B2B technology partnering.
Congratulation to Prince William County (VA) Department of Economic Development as one of four winners of the 2003 Economic Development Leadership and Accomplishment Award of CoreNet Global Learning, which we sponsored and presented at the CoreNet Global Summit in Atlanta on October 14, 2003.
Other Regional Information Resources :  
The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference. Have you found other good sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.
Source Website
Business news or sponsored media - see also Research sources for article searches Website
Triangle Business Journal (NC)  
Winston-Salem Journal (northwest North Carolina) - online partner is
Asheville Citizen-Times  
Charlotte Observer  
Business North Carolina
NCCBI - North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry - North Carolina magazine
Corporate Real Estate Firms
Search global commercial real estate firms

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We may also provide selective major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

Grubb & Ellis Knight Frank - Thomas Linderman (Raleigh-Durham), Bissell Patrick (Charlotte)
NAI - KLNB (Washington DC, Baltimore), The Michael Companies (Baltimore) Carolantic Realty, Inc (Raleigh-Durham), Hawley Realty (Philadelphia), Geis Realty Group Inc. (Philadelphia), Commercial Industrial Realty (Philadelphia), Eric Bram & Co (NJ), Fennelly Associates (NJ), NAI Southern Real Estate (Charlotte)
Colliers International - Colliers Pinkard (Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte), Colliers Houston & Co. (NJ)   
Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide
Cushman & Wakefield

Thalhimer Commercial Real Estate (Richmond) - Cushman & Wakefield Paul Silver, President & CEO
Grant Street Associates, Inc. (Pittsburgh) - Cushman & Wakefield Tim Goetz, partner
Blue Sky Commercial Realty Group specializes in exclusive tenant representation offering comprehensive commercial real estate transaction and consulting services throughout New Jersey.   TEL 201-292-1880
Corporate America Realty & Advisors ("CARA") - a commercial and industrial real estate brokerage company specialized in tenant or buyer representation services for companies, institutions and select individual investors seeking acquisitions or dispositions of industrial, commercial, office, and retail properties. Howard Applebaum, President   TEL 201-507-5700 ext.105

based in Rutherford, NJ

Larsen Commercial Real Estate Services, Reston VA
Capitol CREAG
CB Richard Ellis
Insignia / ESG
Jones Lang LaSalle
Oncor International - Anthony/Allenton (Raleigh-Durham), Smith Mack (Philadelphia)
Newmark of Washington DC, of NJ
Chesterton Blumenauer Binswanger, Binswanger International - 160 offices worldwide  TEL 215-448-6000
Binswanger (Charlotte, Philadelphia, New Jersey)
Trinity Partners LLC (Charlotte) no network affiliation, focus on local market  
Business Location Consultants, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

H+M Company, Inc. - See Survey response and Service Profile
  •  Facility location, incentive negotiations, design, construction, and equipment installation as an integrated service from early project planning to completion
  •  42 years experience in designing and building manufacturing, process and distribution projects throughout the US.


David Fite, Chairman   TEL:  731-664-6300

e-mail : refer to their website

WDG Consulting LLC -  formerly known as the Wadley-Donovan Group; national location consulting work, based in New Jersey

The Austin Company
The East Group - North Carolina project development, implementation
Other resources in the region for engineering, design and construction, green building  
Sustainable Building Resource Directory - for the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsored by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network
Tax and Legal Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of tax advisors and international legal advisors.

Banks, Project Finance, and Venture Capital   
This section will be used to highlight regional contacts relevant to direct investment projects.


We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

We can also privately coordinate executive visits to one or more business locations when planning an investment project or seeking local business alliances.  Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.


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