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Arizona Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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The Arizona economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Arizona and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Arizona.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful to us as background to support your project plans in confidence through our experience and extensive contacts.

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Arizona Department of Commerce State 85012




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Arizona Global Network - presentation in fDi magazine North American Location Guide for Arizona Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma

fDi Atlas 2007

APS - Arizona Public Service Utility 85072 800-423-0198

City of Phoenix Community & Economic Development Dept City 85003
Greater Phoenix Economic Council Metro 85004

City of Mesa City 85201
Greater Casa Grande Valley Economic Development Foundation City 85222
Chandler Chamber of Commerce City 85224
Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce City 85255
City of Tempe City 85281
Town of Gilbert Town 85296
City of Goodyear City 85338
Peoria Economic Development Group Local 85345
City of Surprise AZ, Economic Development Department City 85374

John Hagen

Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation - GYEDC - Yuma AZ Metro 85364 928-782-7774

TREO - Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. - formerly known as GTEC Greater Tucson Economic Council Metro 85701

Lee J. Smith

City of Tucson City
Greater Flagstaff Economic Council Metro 86001
City of Prescott City 86302
Prescott Valley Economic Development Foundation County, town 86314

Gary Marks

Lake Havasu Partnership for Economic Development City 86403
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 directory above links to the websites of many Arizona economic development organizations (EDO) and provides contacts and Area Profiles, Surveys, or other available content about AZ as a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the AZ and larger US Mountain region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

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
Ad Recall : Arizona        
Arizona Department of Commerce


TEL 602-771-1124

TEL 602-771-1100


1700 West Washington St.

Executive Tower, Suite 220

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Greater Phoenix Economic Council


TEL 800-421-4732

TEL 602-256-7700
FAX 602-256-7744

2 North Central Avenue, Suite 2500
Phoenix, AZ 85004


2007 North American Cities of the Future

City of Phoenix, AZ

City of Surprise, AZ

Yuma, AZ

Arizona Global Network

fDi magazine 2007 Spotlight presentation about Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma Arizona



City of Surprise, AZ

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