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Contact us for independent project assistance in confidence, or for marketing assistance to help promote an area or service to the 600,000+ visitors per year to this website.

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The directory below (scroll down) makes it easy to find 25,000+ resources worldwide in this market, but we also provide personal referrals in confidence according to the business expansion plans and research interests of corporate executives.

Custom search features such as those linked above are available through our website.  You can selectively search the websites of many similar organizations (local areas, states, countries, etc.) in a consistent way for the business locations and services featured there.


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Biographic profile - Bruce Donnelly - TEL 847-304-4655 (Chicago)

Our global research work and network of contacts in this market is reflected through the extensive content shared openly on this website for free.  There are many directories of professional service providers by specialty and economic development organizations (EDO's) by geographic region, country, or state.  In many countries these are referred to as investment promotion agencies - IPA's - or industrial development agencies.

Our global and regional contact directories are selective rather than comprehensive, reflecting our judgment about the content and links which may be of interest among the executives and advisors we serve.  State directories are more comprehensive.

The Search button above is available on all pages as a fast way to find relevant content about business locations or services for capital investment plans anywhere in the world.  This is a custom Google site search tool that provides search results the same was as for a general WWW search.


Area Profiles and Area Survey responses provide background information about specific business locations.  Service Profiles summarize the professional capabilities of service providers in a globally consistent way.


See also :  Maps GUIDE Tools or Directories as other ways to find content on specific topics by region or industry.

We help executives and business advisors to research potential business locations which should be "on the short list" (or be considered for the initial "long list" of places to research) for their investment projects, and we offer relevant introductory referrals.  This helps both the companies and the communities.

The global cross-border nature of our research and referral work is unique in this market.

We are independent - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.  Our role is analogous to a concierge service, personally helping executives to invest in the growth of their companies anywhere.

We organize and share valuable market knowledge and networks of contacts through targeted market research work in anticipation of investor enquiries.  We can also perform some custom market research work in addition to our main focus, which is to introduce well-qualified specialists.

Professional Service Providers - by specialty 

These are global directories of various types of business advisors which are relevant to capital investment projects.  Local offices may be listed in regional directories (at right), and more detailed state directories are under development for investment in the USA.

Economic Development

These are regional directories of economic development organizations, professional services, and information resources.  See also Invest USA for state directories.

Regional Maps

Other state and local maps may be found through state directories or Area Profiles.

Business location strategy, site selection consultants 

Invest in the USA directory

US Governors directory

USA regional maps
Credits and incentives specialists, R&D tax credits, etc. US Northeast region economic development agencies MA, ME, NH, VT, RI, CT, NY
Corporate or commercial real estate firms and related services US Mid-Atlantic region economic development agencies PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, VA, NC, WV
Corporate real estate developers, industrial & office buildings, parks US Southeast region economic development agencies FL, SC, and GA, TN, MS, AL
Construction project management, design, and construction US Great Lakes region economic development agencies MN, WI, IL, and IN, MI, OH, KY
Corporate development, finance, and global strategy consulting US North Central region economic development agencies MO, IA, KS, NE, ND, SD
Legal support for international business investment projects US South Central region economic development agencies TX, OK, AR, LS
Corporate tax planning and compliance US Mountain region economic development agencies CO, UT, AZ, NM, ID, MT, WY
Human resources US West Coast region economic development agencies CA, NV,   OR, WA,   AK, HI, Pacific
Utilities active in investment attraction and retention Invest in Canada economic development and services directory maps of Canada provinces
Logistics, supply chain and import/export services Invest in Mexico economic development and services directory maps of Mexico states
Ports, railroads, and airports active in economic development Invest in Europe economic development and services directory maps of Europe; see also EU enlargement countries and European regional contacts
B2B Technology partnering events and alliance searches Invest in China economic development and services directory, including Taiwan maps of China and Taiwan
Government and Related Services Invest in Korea economic development and services directory maps of Korea
Sources for residential real estate market research Invest in Japan economic development and services directory maps of Japan
Areas or service providers in this niche known to advertise Invest in Southeast Asia economic development and services directory maps of the Southeast Asia and Pacific region
Exhibitors in this niche available at industry trade shows Invest in Australia and New Zealand economic development and services directory maps of Australia, New Zealand
Professional associations and publications Invest in South Asia (including India and Pakistan) economic development and services directory maps of South Asia
Research / Search tool : corporate real estate listing services Invest in the Caribbean economic development and services directory maps of the Caribbean

Professional services for economic development organizations

Invest in Central America economic development and services directory maps of Central America
Project tracking and research or trends analysis Invest in South America economic development and services directory maps of Brazil
Humanitarian, charitable and philanthropic services for cross-border development assistance, not limited to disaster or poverty relief, health, or economic development Invest in Africa economic development and services directory maps of Africa
Academic programs related to this specialty Invest in the Middle East economic development and services directory maps of the Middle East
Project finance - directory not yet implemented, see Corporate Dev. above Directory of US Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ)  
Venture capital - directory not yet implemented Directory of US military base changes - 2005 BRAC process  
Initial market entry planning and implementation (not yet implemented) Directory of biotech and life sciences industry clusters - areas known to be targeting this sector, BIO exhibitors, etc.  
Political risk management, regulatory environment (see Corporate Dev. above) Directory of business incubators, science and technology parks, and research parks  
Networking event organizers (trade shows, special events) - not yet implemented Local and international business forums  
Please contact us to seek advice or referrals in support of capital investment projects anywhere (offices, factories, distribution, R&D, etc.) or to discuss specific interests. Do you use a pop-up or script blocker?  There are no pop-up ads on this website, but such browser controls may interfere with normal use of this site.  Explanation >


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.

Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.


The International Business Introduction Service

for Technology-Led Business Cluster Development

Contact : Phil Eadon - Biographic Profile

Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)

 Please contact us for project assistanceAs this business grows, relationship leaders in specific geographic regions and industry sectors will develop and maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

Name e-mail Phone Fax and Websites

Bruce Donnelly, President

Global Direct Investment Solutions

PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021 847-304-4655 (Chicago suburbs)

FAX 847-304-5375

Phil Eadon

Partners4Technology International

InterTech Global Alliance Ltd.

Delta Promotions & Marketing Ltd.

Washington, England, United Kingdom (UK)


located in Northern England near the cities of Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland

EU mobile :

from UK dial as (078) 3473 0929

from US dial as (011)+44-783-473-0929


Office :

from UK dial as (0)191-415-7340

from US dial as (011)+44-191-415-7340

country code is 44, Durham is 191

Our GUIDE survey of professional service providers (.pdf form), like our survey of area representatives, organizes very basic knowledge about their capabilities.

Our GUIDE Network Survey (.pdf form) organizes basic knowledge to support business location searches.  We can publish responses for a small annual fee for the work involved.  Economic development organizations are encouraged to participate so that we have timely information readily available about their areas for reference..

Explanation about professional service provider contact directories

The professional service directories are generally global or multi-regional in focus.  Services of a regional or local nature are listed in the relevant regional or state directories.  This may include contacts for the local or regional offices of global firms.

Reciprocal Links 

We welcome referrals and reciprocal links which are relevant to our work.

Regional directories of economic development organizations and foreign direct investment (FDI) or investment promotion agency contacts, and related sources.
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Trade promotion or other business development programs - whether at the local, regional, or national levels (incomplete)
These lists are under development, as they are not the main focus of our work with direct investment projects, but may sometimes be helpful resources for executives.
B2B Alliance Searches NAFTA  or FTAA or CAFTA European Union trade promotion APEC

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