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US National Services - Incentives and Credits, such as R&D Tax Credits      
alliantgroup, LP

Specializes in US federal and state R&D tax credits and incentives, typically for companies with over 100 employees up to hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues.  The savings often range from several hundred thousand to millions of dollars which can be obtained within a few months.

Many executives may not yet realize the very large cost savings which can be achieved now through these research and development tax credits.  The eligibility criteria have changed so that more types of costs qualify, and the tax savings can be both retroactive and carry forward.  More >

David C. Mayer

Managing Director

alliantgroup, LP

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167


TEL      646-228-8895

FAX      646-304-6244

e-mail :


Biographic Profile : David Mayer

Stadtmauer Bailkin

Law firm specialized in US investment credits and incentives negotiations and compliance, including custom incentive programs for major projects.


Michael Bailkin

Managing Partner

Stadtmauer Bailkin

850 Third Avenue

New York, NY 10022


TEL   (212)751-8600


US National Services - Site Selection      



The work ranges from the early stages of strategic planning for capital investments to the details of location selection, including the financial modeling of alternatives and the support of incentive and other project negotiations and approvals.  Clients have included international investors in the US.


Rhett Weiss        (Biographic Profile)

Chairman and CEO


PO Box 3214

Los Altos, CA 94024

TEL       650-965-4190

Toll-Free in US: (866)DEALTEK


e-mail :

WDG Consulting LLC (Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw)

Known previously as the Wadley-Donovan Group, these consultants have specialized in advisory services for business location strategy, location selection, and the relocation of business operations since 1975, with many prominent clients over the years.

Published articles - see Consultant Tips


Dennis J. Donovan

Director, Global Site Location

WDG Consulting LLC

101 Fieldcrest Ave., Raritan Plaza III

Edison, NJ  08837-3628


TEL      732-225-0433

FAX      732-225-8374 or 732-225-6167

e-mail :


Business Facility Planning Consultants

Location consulting, especially for the automotive industry, in the US and Mexico

Jim Bruce


Business Facility Planning Consultants, LLC

P.O. Box 920280

Norcross, GA 30010-0280


TEL      770-840-8098

FAX      770-840-7965

e-mail :

The Austin Company, Facilities Location Services, USA

The Austin Company provides consulting, design, engineering, and construction services for complex manufacturing operations and other types of operations which may require specialized facilities.  Owned by Kajima.

Old promotional materials

Don C. Schjeldahl  (Biographic Profile)

Director of Planning

The Austin Company

Facilities Location Group

6095 Parkland Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44124


TEL      440-544-2617

FAX      440-544-2640

e-mail :

Ady International Company

Ady International Company specializes in corporate site selection and incentive negotiations for companies seeking to expand or relocate operations in the United States.

Robert M. Ady                     


Ady International Company

315 East Evergreen Avenue

Mt. Prospect, IL 60056


TEL      (312)560-8355

FAX      (847)818-1239

e-mail :

US National Services - Construction      
H+M Company, Inc.   (see Survey)

Over 40 years of US project experience for full-service planning, design, and construction services for manufacturing, distribution and heavy industrial facilities as clients from around the world expand in North America.

Rated as one of the leading companies for distribution center projects for the consumer products industry and retailers, and also strong in the automotive industry.

David Fite


H+M Company, Inc.

50 Security Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305


TEL   731-664-6300

FAX  731-661-0805


e-mail : see contacts on their website

US National Services - Logistics Ports, Railroads, Airports Relocation Services - Industrial  
BNSF - The Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Company

BNSF serves much of the western US and parts of Canada and Mexico.  Their economic development team can assist with business location and logistics issues throughout their service territory, including distribution centers for freight arriving through west coast ports.

System map showing BNSF routes and intermodal services

Vann Cunningham               

Assistant Vice President, Economic Development

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company

2650 Lou Menk Drive, 2nd Floor

Fort Worth, TX 76131


TEL      (817)867-6336

FAX      (817)352-0376

AK Industrial Contractors

Their work includes experience moving nearly 150 plants within the US and between the US and Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia and and China.  They have an office in Mexico to support projects there.


Ralph Frye

Business Development Officer

AK Industrial Contractors

P.O. Box 1444

Searcy, AR  72143


TEL      (501)268-7827

FAX      (501)268-7913

e-mail :    or


US Economic Development Services

STELLAR Fundraising Executives

Specialists in fundraising for economic development organizations, and related services for EDO's.

Published articles - see Consultant Tips

Terry J. Cusack

President and CEO

STELLAR Fundraising Executives, Inc.

13245 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 4-375

Jacksonville, FL  32814


TEL       (904)207-0153

Toll free  (888)897-4667

FAX       (904)270-0189


e-mail :


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NAI Canada

As part of the global NAI corporate real estate network, the services across all provinces of Canada include specialization in projects such as customer contact centers aside from the usual commercial, industrial and office real estate services.

Brian French

Managing Director

NAI Canada

5160 Explorer Drive, Suite 17

Mississauga, Ontario  L4W 4T7

TEL     416-233-5302

Intermex Industrial Parks, Mexico

Industrial park developer since 1971, buildings for lease, design and construction and shelter services with prominent clients, local contacts.  Website lists available facilities in Monterrey and Guadalajara as well as in cities of Juarez / El Paso, Durango, Chihuahua, Leon, Mexicali and others

Tres Hendrix


Intermex Parques Industriales

45-D Butterfield Circle

El Paso, TX 79906


TEL    (915)771-9268

FAX    (915)771-9508

Cushman & Wakefield de Mexico

Offices in Ciudad Juarez/El Paso, Monterrey, Tijuana/San Diego, Mexico City DF.  Nick Criss has been a frequent speaker at events comparing recent US investment into Mexico and China

Nick Criss


TEL 858-597-5960 (San Diego)

or (52)5+201-4100x272  (Mexico City)

NAI Latin America and The Caribbean

Covers NAI's 31 offices in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

The key contact for NAI Mexico is Gary Swedback, President.  Paul Caine has been a frequent speaker at events comparing recent US investment into Mexico and China.

Paul Caine

Managing Director
NAI Latin America & the Caribbean
611 West G Street, Suite 321
San Diego, CA 92101

TEL 619-236-1660

Global Business Services      
Buck Consultants International

Based in the Netherlands, with roughly 70 professionals, Buck has several international branch offices and a network of alliances with other firms in this niche, such as to provide greater capabilities in particular specialties or geographic areas.  A recent focus has been to develop greater capabilities for project support in Asia.

René J. Buck      (Biographic Profile)

President, BCI

Buck Consultants International

Kerkenbos 10-31

P.O. Box 1456

6501 BL Nijmegen, The Netherlands


TEL   (+011)31 24 379 0222

FAX  (+011)31 24 379 0120

e-mail :

Business Location International

Business Location International provides independent advice to both large and medium sized companies for international location analysis, including new location choices, the optimization of existing or acquired operations, and the planning of relocations or closures.  Marcel de Meirleir formerly led the Ernst & Young International Location Advisory Services (ILAS) practice in Brussels, and has over 40 years of experience in this specialty.

Dr. Marcel De Meirleir        (Profile)


Business Location International

Brussels, Belgium


TEL   (011)32 476 42 93 58


e-mail :


Global B2B Partnering Services      


This partnering service is designed to introduce technology companies to each other through a global network of local business and economic development relationships such as business retention and expansion programs.  The focus is typically on small, emerging technology companies and related services.

Phil Eadon  


TEL (011)+44-191-415-7340   

in the UK, dial as 0191-415-7340

44 is the country code, 191 is for Durham, northern England



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US National - Corporate Tax Services      
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Explanation of this section

There are thousands of professional service providers worldwide who do work related to direct investment projects, although many just serve clients in local areas or regions.  Websites for major service providers can be found quickly and easily through the selective contact lists by specialty or regional contacts which we maintain for the convenience of executives and advisors who use this website.

We also provide GUIDE Service Profiles and Biographic Profiles (see the links from company names and contacts below) to share additional knowledge and contacts about some organizations.  This background should make it easier for executives to find such specialists and recognize why their service capabilities may be worth consideration for an investment project.  Note that regional contact lists as well as local Area Profiles may also highlight regional or local service providers.

What is our GUIDE service?

GUIDE (Globally Uniform Investment Data & Experience) involves a variety of small services to organize and present timely knowledge about business locations and professional service providers in a globally consistent way.  This supports our own referral work, which reflects more market knowledge than we can openly publish, as we independently reach executives and advisors to support their project interests.

It also makes such knowledge conveniently available for executives and advisors.  This summary of GUIDE Service Profiles will grow as more service providers choose to actively participate so that we can maintain timely knowledge about their capabilities, and highlight what differentiates their services to deliver high value for investors.

We maintain many professional contacts other than the ones highlighted here.

Our independent research and referral work for executives is free because we are supported by leading professionals who can deliver valuable services to more executives than they might reach through their own professional networking, events, and marketing efforts.

Our goal is to make it easier for executives and their advisors to develop investment plans and ROI faster and better.  We organize and share knowledge, experience, and contacts in a globally consistent way through this website and many personal working relationships.  This is a personal service to executives and advisors - not just website content and links.
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.

Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.

We welcome suggestions of other organizations and websites which may be helpful to investors, but this is intended to remain a selective list since there are many such organizations.

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