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Contact us for project assistance when expanding your business into the US North Central region.  The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and network of contacts.

We are independent advisors doing global market research, relationship development, and confidential referral work - not a local government or non-profit economic development organization or directory publisher.

Scroll down to the selective regional directory of economic development contacts for Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and professional service providers or other resources at the 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 for the South Central, Mountain, or Midwest Great Lakes regions, and Canada.

See the explanation of column headings below.

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Missouri Scope; maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Missouri EDO Directory
Missouri Dept of Economic Development State 65102 800-523-1434

Lt. Governor State 65102
St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Assn Metro 63102

James Alexander


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EDC of St Charles County County 63304
City of Kirksville City 63501
Kansas City Area Development Council Metro 64105
Platte County Economic Development Council County 64153

Pete Fullerton

City of Cameron City  64429
St. Joseph Area Chamber City 64506

Tom Lesnak

Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce City 64801
Empire District Electric Co Utility 64802
Regional Economic Development Inc. City 65205
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation Local 65270
IDA of Cuba, MO

Local 65453,

Enterprise Zone

Norman DeLeo

City Utilities of Springfield MO Local utility 65801
Southwest Missouri Dev Alliance Region
Iowa  maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Iowa EDO Directory

Iowa service providers

Project announcements

Iowa Dept of Economic Development State 50309

Iowa Workforce Development State
Iowa Business Growth Company State
Ames Economic Development Comm. Metro 50010
Warren County Economic Development Corporation County 50125
West Central I-80 Development Corp. - Adair and Guthrie counties counties  50250
Iowa Area Dev. Group Region 50266
Greater Des Moines Chamber Metro 50309
The Greater Des Moines Partnership Metro
MidAmerican Energy Co. Utility 50322

Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 50401    
Mason City EDC City 50402
Storm Lake Area Development Corp. Local 50588
City of Eldora city  50627
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance county 50701
The Siouxland Initiative (Sioux City area, including NE, SD) multi county region 51101
Council Bluffs Chamber City 51503
Greater Dubuque Development Corp Metro  52001
Iowa City Area Development Corp. Metro 52244
Alliant Energy Utility 52406
Cedar Rapids Area Chamber Metro 52407
 Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation - OEDC

City of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Blakesberg, Eldon - in southeastern Iowa about 30 miles north of Missouri, between Des Moines and Burlington Iowa

County 52501



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Grow Greater Burlington Metro 52601
Clinton Area Development Corp. City 52732
Cedar County Economic Development, Tipton county  52772
Quad City Development Group (Rock Island, IL) multi county region 61201
Kansas maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Kansas EDO Directory

Kansas service providers

Project announcements

Kansas Dept of Commerce & Housing

State 66612

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Kansas City Board of Public Utilities Utility 66101
Kansas Gas Service (Oneok) Utility
Atchison Area Chamber Metro 66002
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce City 66044
Olathe Chamber of Commerce City 66051
Overland Park Econ Dev Council City 66210
Shawnee Economic Development Council City 66216
Lenexa Econ Dev. Council City 66219
Manhattan Chamber City 66502
Greater Topeka Chamber - Go Topeka Metro 66603
Regional Dev. Assn of East Central Kansas, Emporia Region 66801
Cowley County EDA County 67156
The Wichita Area Chamber Metro 67202
Butler County Economic Development County
Salina Area Chamber Metro 67402
Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber County 67504
Nebraska maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Nebraska EDO Directory

Nebraska service providers

Project announcements

Nebraska Dept of Economic Development State
Omaha Economic Development Council Metro 68102
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development City 68501
Nebraska Public Power District rural utility 68602, 68848
The Development Council - Buffalo County, Kearney county/city 68848

Ron Tillery


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York County Development Corp. County
Grand Island Area Development Corp City
North Platte Dev Corp. City
North Dakota maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Project announcements

North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Economic Development & Finance State 58502 701-328-5331

Greater North Dakota Association - North Dakota's State Chamber of Commerce State Chamber 58502 701-222-0929 
Economic Development Association of North Dakota - Bismarck ND Association 58502 701-222-0929  
City of Wahpeton Economic Development City 58074 701-642-8559  
Fargo-Cass County Economic Development Corp. Metro 58102

Grand Forks Regional Economic Development Corp Region 58201 701-746-2720
Traill County Economic Development Commission, Mayville ND County 58257 701-788-4746  
Towner County Economic Development Corporation - Cando, ND County 58324 701-968-1743  
Jamestown - Stutsman Development Corporation, Jamestown ND City 58402 701-252-6861  
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. - MDU Resources Group Inc. Utility 58501

Kevin Magstadt

Bismarck-Mandan Development Association City 58502 701-222-5530
Adams County Development Corporation - Hettinger ND County 58639 701-567-2531  
Minot Area Development Corp City  58702 701-852-1075
Northwest North Dakota Marketing Alliance - Williston ND Region 58802 701-577-3765  
Williston Economic Development Partnership City 58802 701-577-8110  
McKenzie County Job Development & Tourism - Watford City, ND County 58854 701-444-2804  
South Dakota  maps of MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD


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Project announcements

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development State 605-773-3301


Pierre Economic Development Corp. City
Rapid City Area Economic Development Partnership Metro
Sioux Falls Dev. Foundation Metro
Mitchell Area Development Corp. City
Multistate sources  


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The Siouxland Initiative - where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet multi county region 51101
Alliant Energy Utility 52406
MidAmerican Energy regional utility 50322
Quad City Development Group multi county region 61201
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.
All area representatives are encouraged to reply to the free GUIDE Network Survey, which consists of very basic questions to help maintain timely knowledge about many areas for referral purposes.  Area representatives : see how to participate.  Current service pricing is listed on the Order Form (Adobe Acrobat .PDF file).  Refer also to any special offers.  Please help us to help you by supporting our work.

Executives who use this service are encouraged to respond to our free Executive Survey, which helps us to continuously improve.

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 847-304-5375
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US North Central 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 Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota 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
Corporate Real Estate Firms
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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
Colliers International -   
Colliers Turley Martin Tucker (St. Louis) - David Thiemann, managing principal; also has offices in Cincinnati, Dayton, Indianapolis, Minneapolis St. Paul, Kansas City and Nashville 
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
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.

How to request a relevant directory listing  
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.

Miller & Co. PC - Kansas City MO, New York and Washington DC - specialized in international trade, customs and Foreign Trade Zone law
Banks, Project Finance, and Venture Capital    <return to top of page
This section will be used to highlight regional contacts relevant to direct investment projects.
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
Springfield News-Leader, Springfield MO
Kansas City Star (Knight Ridder)   Business section
Des Moines Register


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