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Local economic development agencies : Please reply to the GUIDE Network Survey so that we have information on file for response to investment project enquiries.  Publication of Survey responses is optional.

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Scroll down to the selective regional directory of economic development contacts for New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont 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.  Pennsylvania and New Jersey are listed with the Mid-Atlantic states.  See also maps of Canada and economic development contacts in Canada.
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.
Congratulations to the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. as one of the winners of the 2004 CoreNet Global Economic Development Leadership and Accomplishment Awards, which we sponsored and presented at the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago in May 2004 .
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Empire State Development, Albany State 12245 No No
Empire State Dev. - Semi-NY (semiconductor industry) State No No
Lower Manhattan Development Corp. downtown 10006 No No downtown No No
Alliance for Downtown New  York - Downtown Space Finder downtown No No
Downtown NY Incentives downtown No No
NY Power Authority State Utility 10019 No No
New York City Economic Development Corp. City 10038 No No
Westchester Partnership for Economic Development Inc. County 10601     No No
City of Yonkers City 10701 No No
New Rochelle Dept of Dev. City 10801 No No
Orange County Partnership County 10924 No No
Brooklyn Economic Dev. Corp Local 11217 No No
Nassau County IDA County 11501 No No
Town of Islip Town 11751 No No
Suffolk County Dept of Economic Development County 11788 No No
Schoharie County IDA County 12043     No No
Renssellaer County IDA County 12180 No No
Center for Economc Growth, Albany City 12207 No No
Schenectady Empire Zone EDZ 12305 No No
Ulster County Dev. Corp County 12401  No No
Kingston Ulster EDZ EDZ 12401 No No
Greene County Economic and Community Development County 12414 No No
Team Hudson Valley Region 12401 No No
City of Newburgh City 12550 No No
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

Region 12553

Sean Mathews

 No Example
CH Energy Group (Central Hudson) Utility 12601

No No
Dutchess County Economic Dev Corp County 12601 No No
Port Jervis Comm. Dev. Agency Local 12771 No No
Warren County Economic Development Corp. County 12804 No No
Saratoga Economic Dev Corp County 12866 No No
Clinton County NY Dev Corp County 12901 No No
City of Plattsburgh City 12901 No No
Essex County County 12932 No No



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Cayuga County Economic Development Council County 13021 No No
Madison County IDA County 13032 No No
Cortland County BDC County 13045 No No
Operation Oswego County

County 13126

L. Michael Treadwell

315-343-1545 7/7/05 No
City of Oswego City 13126 No No
Seneca County Industrial Development Agency County 13165     No No
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp Regional utility 13202

No No
Syracuse NY Economic Growth Council - Onondaga County County 13202

Gregory Hitchin

315-435-3770 08/26/04 Example No
Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Metro 13202 No No
Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency County 13350 No No
Rome Industrial Dev Corp City 13440 No No
Mohawk Valley EDGE region 13441 No No
Jefferson County Job Dev Corp County 13601 No No
St. Lawrence County, Ogdensburg County 13617 No No
Development Authority of the North Country Region 13669 No No
Delaware County Dept. of Economic Development County 13753 No No
Chenango County Area Corp County 13815 No No
Chenango County Chamber of Commerce County 13815 No No
Otsego County IDA County 13820  No No
Tioga County Dept of Econ Dev County 13827 No No
NYSEG Regional utility 13902 No No
Binghamton Local Dev. Corp. City 13902 No No
Broome County Industrial Development Authority (Binghamton) County 13902 No No



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Genesee County IDA County 14020 No No
Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Region 14203 No No
Buffalo Economic Renaissance Corp City

No No
Buffalo Niagara Partnership 14203 No No
Erie County Industrial Development Agency County 14203 No No
Niagara County Industrial Dev Agency County No No
Town of Tonawanda Dev. Corp. Town 14217 No No
Lackawanna Empire Zone EZ 14218     No No
West Seneca Dev. Corp. Local 14224     No No
Niagara Falls Economic Development Zone EDZ 14302     No No
Livingston County Dev Group County 14454 No No
Livingston County IDA County 14454 No No
Wayne Economic Dev. Corp. County 14489 No No
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce County 14530 No No
Greater Rochester Chamber Metro 14604 No No
ConnectRochester Metro 14614 No No
Monroe County Planning & Development County 14614 No No
Chautauqua County IDA County 14701 No No
Cattaraugus County Dept of Economic Development County 14755 No No
Cattaraugus EDZ EDZ 14755 No No
Allegany County Office of Development and IDA County 14813 No No
Ceramics Corridor Innovation Center No No
City of Hornell Ind. Dev. Agency City 14843 No No
Tompkins County Area Dev. County 14850 No No
Southern Tier Economic Growth - Chemung County IDA County 14901 No No
Elmira Economic Dev. Zone EDZ 14901 No No
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MassDevelopment State 02110




Massachusetts Office of Business Dev State 02108

No No
Cambridge Community Dev. City 02139 No No
Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development State 02199 No No
Boston Redevelopment Authority City 02201 No No
Devens Community, and Devens Enterprise Commission Local




Massachusetts Development Devens Center Local No No
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Metro 01701 No No
Gloucester  Economic Development Corp. City 01930 No No
New Bedford Economic Development Council Inc. City 02361 No No
Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation and Office of Economic Development Region 02361 No No
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Region 02601 No No
Southeastern Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership Region 02780 No No
Taunton Industrial Development City 02780 No No
City of Attleboro City No No
Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau County No No
Greater Worcester MA Metro 01608 No No
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Region 01608 No No
Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council Region 01022 No No
Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. City 01022 No No
Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshires Region No No
North Quabbin Chamber Local 01331 No No
City of Haverhill City No No
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State of Maine - Office of Governor John Baldacci State 04333 No No
Maine Dept of Economic & Community Development State 04333 No No
Maine & Company State 04112 No No
Maine State Chamber of Commerce Chamber 04330 No No
Maine Development Foundation State 04330 No No
Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber Chamber 04009 No No
Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce & Economic Dev. Local 04073 No No
City of Portland City 04101 No No
Portland Regional Chamber Chamber 04101 No No
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Auburn Local 04210 No No
Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council Region 04243 No No
EnterpriseMaine - rural western Maine communities Region 04281 No No
Augusta Economic and Community Development City 04330 No No
City of Bangor City 04401 No No
Eastern Maine Development Region 04402 No No
City of Brewer Penobscot Landing Commission City 04412 No No
City of Old Town City 04468 No No
Town of Ashland Town 04732 No No
Northern Maine - Aroostook Partnership for Progress Region 04736 No No
Northern Maine Development Commission Region 04736 No No
Limestone Development Foundation Local 04750 No No
Loring Development Authority Local 04750 No No
Maine Public Service Co. Utility 04769 No No
Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce Region 04841 No No
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments Region 04901 No No
Town of Pittsfield - Economic Expansion Corporation Town 04967 No No
Somerset County Economic Development County 04976 No No
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Survey Profile
New Hampshire Division of Economic Development State

John R. DiNapoli

603-271-2591 ext. 114

Why invest in NH?

No No
Office of International Commerce State No No
Pease Development Authority local No No
Manchester Economic Development Office City No No
City of Concord City No No
Town of Bow Town No No
City of Dover City No No
City of Portsmouth City No No
Center for Economic Development, Nashua City No No
City of Rochester City No No
City of Somersworth City No No
City of Claremont City No No
Sullivan County Economic Development Council, Inc. County No No
Belknap County Economic Development Council County No No
Monadnock Economic Development Corp. County No No
Public Service of New Hampshire Utility No No
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Vermont Dept of Economic Development State No No
Greater Burlington Ind. Corp. Metro No No
Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. Region No No
Bennington County Ind. Corp. County No No
Rutland Economic Dev. Corp. City No No
Lamoille Economic Development Corp. Local No No
Central Vermont EDC Region No No
Connecticut  maps of NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME


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Project announcements

Survey Profile
State of CT Dept of Economic and Community Development State

No No
Connecticut Economic Resource Center State

Stephen Mackenzie

860-571-6204 No No
Metro Hartford Regional Economic Alliance Metro No No
Milford Dept of Community Development City No No
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Metro No No
SouthEastern CT Enterprise Region Region No No
Town of Groton Town No No
Town of Wallingford Town No No
Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Metro No No
Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation Region No No
Town of Windsor Town No No
Town of Enfield Town No No
Town of Plainfield Town No No
Newington CEDC City No No
Monroe Economic Development Local No No
Newtown Economic Development Corp. Town No No
Town of Cheshire Economic Development Town No No
Rhode Island   maps of NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME


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Rhode Island EDO Directory

Rhode Island service providers

Project announcements

Survey Profile
Rhode Island Economic Development Corp State No No
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Metro No No
Warwick Department of Economic Development City No No
Cranston Department of Economic Development City No No
Newport County Chamber of Commerce County No No
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 default for all other columns is "No" unless the organization supports our work.
  •  Survey : areas which have responded to our GUIDE Network Survey, with a link to their response for convenience if published (optional) and highlighted at the top.  This is often useful as an executive summary at the "long list" stage of location selection.
  •  Profile : participates in our GUIDE Area Profile service (also highlighted at the top of the page).  This involves a closer working relationship to maintain more timely and detailed knowledge of the area throughout the year, and also involves a more detailed executive summary on the website, with many relevant links.  If there are significant incentives in the area, we may also link to a GUIDE Incentives Profile.
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.
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Bruce Donnelly 847-304-4655  (Chicago) 847-304-5375
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the US Northeast 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 New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in this region, as well as directories for other NAFTA and global regions.  The New Jersey and Pennsylvania directories are listed with the Mid-Atlantic region.  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

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.

New York and Connecticut Search global commercial real estate firms
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Colliers ABR Inc.
CB Richard Ellis
Newmark Knight Frank
Grubb & Ellis New York 
Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
The Staubach Company
Julien J. Studley, Inc. (Global Property Alliance)
GVA Williams
CB Richard Ellis - NE Partners LP - New England regional offices
Cushman & Wakefield of MA, Inc.
Grubb & Ellis
GVA Thompson Doyle Hennessey
Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates, Inc. - Worcester, central Massachusetts focus
Klemmer Associates LLC
Meredith & Grew - ONCOR International

NAI Hunneman Commercial - greater Boston region

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R.M. Bradley & Company, Inc. - Boston
R.W. Holmes Realty Co., Inc.
Spaulding & Slye - Colliers International   
Trammell Crow Company
New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine  
Masiello Group Commercial Associates
McLaughry Commercial - commercial properties in the Upper Valley
area of Vermont and New Hampshire - refer also to Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate for residential properties in VT and NH
V/t Commercial - commercial properties in northwestern Vermont
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.

Symmes Maini & McKee Associates / SMMA - architects, tech sector, Boston
SMRT, Inc. - architects/engineers/planners, Portland ME; also in NJ, FL
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    <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.

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Business First of Buffalo - upstate NY regional business journal


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