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Jackson County, AL



Contact:

Marilyn Lott 
mlott@scottsboro.org

Website:

www.jacksoncountyeda.org

Jackson County, Alabama is located one hour from Chattanooga, TN and 45 minutes from Huntsville, AL. Infrastructure includes three rail services, navigable waterways, easy access to five interstate highways and two international airports, allowing industries to quickly reach customer markets. The county has two Alabama Advantage Sites - Jackson County Industrial Park and Northeast Alabama Technology Site, which is a TVA Primary Data Center Site.


Lee County, City of Opelika, AL

Opelika is conveniently located in east central Alabama along the dynamic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery and adjacent to thriving Auburn University. Opelika presents unparalleled opportunities for business, commercial, retail and industrial development, as well as an exceptional quality of life.

As the first and only city in the state of Alabama to deploy a 100% fiber network offering up to a GIG internet speeds, Opelika, Alabama joins only a handful of other American cities to deploy similar networks. Combining hometown business with advanced technology infrastructure, the town once known for its railroad now has a new "locomotive"- the lightning fast internet speeds.

Ozark-Dale County, AL

 


Contact:
Veronica Crock
vcrock@odedc.com

Website:
www.odedc.com

Dale County serves as the economic hub of Southeast Alabama as it is the home of Fort Rucker and the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence which has an annual direct economic impact of more than $1 Billion in Southeast Alabama. In addition to Fort Rucker, Dale County is home to advanced manufacturing and technology-based employers such as Bell Helicopters, Computer Sciences Cooperation, Michelin, Brown Manufacturing, and MAHA, USA.

Mississippi County, AR



Contact:

Clif Chitwood
clifchitwood@yahoo.com

Website:
www.misscoeda.com

Centrally located at the heart of a great transportation nexus; road, rail, water, and air transportation modes all converge in Mississippi County, Arkansas. We have a lot to offer any company that is interested in the rapid delivery of its products, services, or goods.

Jefferson County, Pine Bluff, AR

The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County is dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Arkansas. That mission is accomplished primarily through assisting the existing businesses and industries in the community to grow and expand; in building upon the existing base through the attraction to the community of additional customers and suppliers; helping the entrepreneur launch a new venture; and attracting entirely new kinds of businesses and industry to the area. The Alliance has two divisions: The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Jefferson County Industrial Foundation.

Located in the heart of the rich Arkansas River Basin farming area, the community is a leading producer of cotton, soybeans, cattle, rice, poultry, timber and catfish. We have a diverse manufacturing base that turns out a variety of products such as processed poultry, automotive closure caps, paper and liquid packaging board, electric transformers, horticultural mixes, cement products and fabricated metals.


Bay County, Panama City, FL



Contact:
Becca Hardin 
Becca@BayEDA.com

Website:
www.bayeda.com

The Bay EDA team understands the dynamic nature of the economic development process and the need for confidentiality surrounding the due diligence process. For professional and confidential assistance with your economic development project, contact us. We look forward to working together with you on your location or expansion project in Bay County, Florida.

Nassau County, Yulee, FL


Contact: 
Laura DiBella
laura@nassauflorida.com

Website:
www.nassauflorida.com 

When people first think of Nassau County, Amelia Island and our beautiful beaches come to mind.  Look beyond our beaches and you’ll see the landscape of our county is as diverse as our residents and businesses.  Nassau County is where tourism intersects with industry, our railways and highways link to over 50 million consumers and the Port of Fernandina unites businesses with the world.  Nassau County is ideally positioned for new industry and expansion opportunities with a skilled military workforce, unsurpassed logistics network and over 17 million square feet of entitled heavy industrial and commercial space, ready to welcome you.

Richmond County, Augusta, GA


Contact:
Walter Sprouse
wsprouse@augustaeda.org

Website: 
http://augustaeda.org

From the magnolias to the great foliage at the Masters, Augusta-Richmond County has a strong mix of a vibrant business climate, a savvy labor force, and superb quality of life. Although thousands of visitors flock to the Masters in the month of April, Augusta is also focused on providing important operating advantages to new and expanding businesses. Attracted by the area’s low cost of living and a ready labor force, Augusta maintains a healthy growth in business activity.

Carroll County, Carrollton, GA


Contact:
Daniel Jackson
daniel@carroll-ga.org

Website: 
http://carrolltomorrow.com

Carroll Tomorrow, a non-profit public/private economic development organization, facilitates the growth and well-being of Carroll County, Georgia. Specifically, the EDO focuses on four key areas: economic development, workforce education and development, community development and leadership development.


Dalton - Whitfield County, GA

Dalton and Whitfield County in Northwest Georgia is a prime location for business expansion, relocation and economic development.Located in the heart of the Southern Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing Corridors on Interstate 75 and just 25 miles south of Chattanooga and 85 miles north of Atlanta, the area is within a day's drive of half the country's population.  Dalton is home to the Carpet and Floor Covering Industry, which is a 21st century innovator in cutting edge technology, applied science, global marketing and services, resulting in new high tech products and patents.

Troup County, LaGrange, GA

Located less than an hour from the world's busiest airport in Atlanta conveniently located off Interstate 85 in 185, our city is a regional hub for advance manufacturing with a great job base. Our city is home to a wide variety of manufacturing and service business with abdundant infrastructure of water, sewer, natural gas and electricity to support growth expansion needs.

Laurens County, Dublin, GA


Contact:
Brad Lofton
blofton@dlcda.com

Website:
www.dlcda.com

Laurens County and the City of Dublin believe in three basic tenents: location, leadership, and livability. Between Laurens County's location in the Business Heart of Georgia, passionate people, and refreshing lifestyle, the "Three L's" evolve into more than just a talking point. 

Liberty County, Hinesville, GA

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Contact:
Roland E. Tolley
ron.tolley@lcda.com

Website:
www.lcda.com

Located 30 minutes south of Savannah, Liberty County is strategically positioned on Interstate 95 with proximity to Interstate 16. With large master-planned industrial parks, available sites and buildings, an abundant workforce and a robust existing industry base, Liberty County is a prime location for manufacturing and distribution companies looking to expand or relocate their businesses. Companies, both foreign and domestic, have found Liberty County, Ga. to be a place where they can grow globally.

Floyd County, Rome, GA



Contact:
Heather Lathbury Seckman
hseckman@romega.com

Website: 
www.romega.com



Situated amid seven hills at the convergence of three rivers, Greater Rome is a place like no other. In this idyllic place, an enviable quality of life and healthy economy thrive. We celebrate the old along with the new: Historical homes and public buildings carefully preserved for generations to come, and cutting-edge technology as progressive new headquarters and industries locate and prosper in Greater Rome. Here you'll find exceptional schools, state-of-the-art healthcare, cultural and recreational amenities and a house to fit all needs and desires.

Houston County, GA



Contact:
Angie Gheesling
gheesling@houstoncountyga.net

Website:
houstoncountyga.net

Houston County covers approximately 400 square miles and enjoys a close proximity to interstates, highways, airports and has rail access. The county lies directly along Interstate 75 and is within a short distance of Interstate 16. The county is also located 75 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 165 miles west of the ports of Savannah.Houston County has been experiencing unparalleled growth, growing from a population of 89,208 in 1990 to a population of 139,900 in 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Houston County in 2015 is projected to be 160,698.

Northwest Georgia, GA


Contact:
Keith Barclift
keith@northwestgeorgia.us

Website:
northwestgeorgia.us

Top of Georgia is an economic development initiative that serves as a nonprofit fundraising arm to enhance the marketing efforts of the publicly funded Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority (NWGAJDA). We serve as a way for private individuals or companies to contribute to the economic well-being of the greater Northwest Georgia area including Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties.

Stephens County, Toccoa, GA



Contact:
Tim Martin
Tim@SCDA.biz

Website:
www.SCDA.biz

The Stephens County Development Authority was established in 1965 with the goal of achieving continued, sustainable economic growth in our area of Northeast Georgia. The board members and staff are an active, forward-thinking team seeking to diversify our economy, encouraging business retention and expansion to improve the lives of our residents. The Stephens County Development Authority is the primary point of contact for economic development projects. It is a Georgia development authority and public body corporate and politic. 

Walton County, Monroe, GA

We are a somewhat rural community located 40 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia off the I-20 corridor and less than an hour from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Walton County is a business friendly community that is aggressive in incentives for industry and has the quality infrastructure of highways, rail, water, sewer, gas, and fiber optics. 


Greater Peoria, IL



The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, in collaboration with our local economic and workforce development professionals, is a nonprofit organization driving economic growth in Greater Peoria, Illinois through targeted business and talent development and attraction. Our team of professionals offers a variety of support services to site selectors, developers, and business owners interested in considering Greater Peoria for their newest home.  

East Central Indiana Regional Partnership



Contact:
Mindy Kenworthy
mkenworthy@ecirp.org

Website:
www.ecirp.org

Welcome to East Central Indiana.  Moving the Future of Business. Together.

This region, consisting of Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush and Wayne Counties, is centrally located in the US and an ideal location for new businesses and expansions.  There are plenty of reasons why.  It is home to thousands of diverse employers.  A skilled workforce with a strong history in innovation, manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, logistics and information technology.  Affordable homes, land and taxes.  World-class educational institutions.  Established transportation networks. Strong heartland values, admirable work ethics and an excellent business environment. 

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership


Contact:
Hannah Stork
Hannah@NEIndiana.com

Website:
http://neindiana.com/

Northeast Indiana is an 11-county region that leverages partnerships by working together to increase business investment and attract and retain talent. Our region is made up of AdamsAllenDeKalbHuntingtonKosciuskoLaGrangeNobleSteubenWabashWells, and Whitley counties. Northeast Indiana is rich with diversity. Our intention is to collaborate, improve on what we have, and build new opportunities—together. Today, we have a total population of 779,167 and we welcome more than 60 global businesses. In 2014, Chief Executive Magazine named our state the No. 1 place to do business in the Midwest and No. 7 nationwide. In Northeast Indiana, the American dream is still alive. Whether you are looking to
buy your first home or grow your family, you can do that, and more.

Tippecanoe County, Lafayette, IN

Greater Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana is one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest, located in between Chicago and Indianapolis. The proud home of Purdue University, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Wabash National, and many other great manufacturers, high tech firms, and small businesses, Greater Lafayette has more people employed in it’s workforce than ever before. 

Whether you are a small business owner, major industry executive, public servant, educator, service provider, prospective newcomer or a resident, you are an important part of what we do.  Greater Lafayette Commerce is your resource for professional networking, economic expansion, business assistance, downtown revitalization, and community development.   

Terre Haute, IN


Contact:
Steve Witt 
switt@terrehauteedc.com

Website: 
www.terrehauteedc.com 

As Terre Haute, Indiana’s Lead Economic Development Organization (LEDO), the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation drives development and attraction of targeted business to our community. We implement a focused strategy that aggressively addresses our challenges, works to keep Terre Haute/Vigo County dynamic and vibrant and positions the community for changes in the national and global economies.

East Central Kansas, Emporia, KS



Contact:
Kent Heermann
kheermann@emporiarda.org

Website: 
http://emporiarda.org



Emporia is a manufacturing, transportation, trade, medical and value added food processing area. Global companies with facilities here are Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Tyson Foods, Bunge, Cargill, and Hostess Brands. Being located in an agricultural area, our manufacturing plants have a much high productivity and better work ethic. In fact Simmons Pet Food and Hostess brands have identified their Emporia facilities as the “Flag Ship” plants. Emporia State University and the Flint Hills Technical College provide an education workforce and customized for education for business.

Saline County, Salina, KS



Contact:
D. Mitch Robinson
mrobinson@salinaedo.org

Website: 
www.salinaedo.org

The SCEDO is created to be the community’s primary economic development entity with roles and responsibilities to include: industrial, commercial and retail recruitment; support of entrepreneurship and related business development; economic development research and strategic planning; marketing to business prospects and the creation and utilization of key metrics. 

Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS

Created in 2015 to expand on existing efforts aimed at making our region more competitive in job creation, talent attraction and capital investment, the Greater Wichita Partnership brought together the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) and the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) to develop a unique, holistic approach to community growth. Today, the Partnership serves as the region’s economic steward—cultivating a rich and innovative environment to grow local businesses and industries. 

Together we are:

  • Growing primary jobs
  • Empowering local entrepreneurs
  • Developing the workforce of tomorrow
  • Recruiting and retaining talent
  • Improving perceptions
  • Strengthening our region’s urban core

Franklin - Simpson Industrial Authority, KY



Contact:
Dennis Griffin
fsindustry@bellsouth.net 

Website:
www.f-sindustry.com


Franklin and Simpson County is an idyllic town situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border and just forty minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee. Franklin/Simpson County is fortunate to be home to over forty industries and service companies with four different foreign countries represented. Franklin has an active downtown area with a variety of shops and galleries as well as concerts and festivals held throughout the year. Franklin offers a number of sports activities, gyms, dance classes and theater arts productions.

Fulton Hickman Counties, KY



Fulton-Hickman Counties Economic Development partnership fosters a dual county effort in West Kentucky to provide a business-friendly climate for growth and opportunity. Both counties boast a reputation of diversified industry and a region with flexible workforce from which to draw. Logistic factors are key for any industry and this area is served by an array of major highways, railroads and slack water riverport on the Mississippi River. Consider Fulton and Hickman Counties for your next location or expansion project.

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, KY

Northern Kentucky is centrally located where the north meets the south, and the Midwest meets the Southeast. We are a key part of the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region - a thriving metro with 2.1 million people and nine Fortune 500 companies. We are the #1 location for population served within one day’s drive with three major interstates, the busiest inland water port in the US, two Class I railroads, and a top 5 regional world airport.

Marion County, Lebanon, KY


Located in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, Marion County is equidistant from Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort. Lebanon, the county seat, is within one day's traveling distance of two-thirds of the nation's population. In recent years, Lebanon has established itself as a center of trade, commerce, and industry in Central Kentucky. Our housing and residential opportunities are readily available and we have very modest tax rates as well as utility costs.

Murray - Calloway County, KY


Contact:
Mark Manning
markmanning@thinkmurray.com

Website:
www.thinkmurray.com



Murray, Kentucky is a growing community with a small town atmosphere and excellent quality of life. In addition to a central geographic location located within a one day drive of 60% of the total U.S., Murray has very low crime, excellent schools and very good outdoor recreational qualities. We are home to Murray State University which has high quality programs in engineering, engineering technology, business and occupational safety. Leading industries include iwis Engine Systems of Munich as well as Briggs & Stratton, Pella Windows and more. We have excellent support for industries especially in the tool and die sector.

Paducah - McCracken County, KY


Contact:
Will McDowell
will@epaducah.com

Website:
http://epaducah.com



Paducah, Kentucky is located at the confluence on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers.  Our history is built around the river and logistics industries.  Today, Paducah serves as a regional hub for healthcare, retail, and industry.  

Warren County, Bowling Green, KY



Contact:
Maureen Carpenter
maureen@bgchamber.com

Website:
www.bgchmaber.com

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for South Central Kentucky's Business Community. We provide valuable services to our partners, advocate a positive business environment and stimulate economic development for South Central Kentucky. Values are the standards that influence every aspect of our lives. Values provide the direction to our organization's decisions. In all that we do, let us demonstrate our core values:

  • Inclusiveness: We embrace behavior and actions that respect and honor the background, diversity and contributions of all in our community.
  • Integrity: We believe in demonstrating the strength, moral principles, honesty and ethics that warrant the trust of the community.
  • Leadership: We believe the community can only grow and prosper if we have the courage to be bold in our vision and stand by our convictions.
  • Service: We value a commitment to service and believe responsibility and duty are imperative to enrich the community. 


City of Battle Creek, MI



Contact:
Joe Sobieralski
sobieralski@bcunlimited.org

Website:
www.bcunlimited.org

Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU), a private, nonprofit corporation, has received international acclaim serving as the business development arm for the city of Battle Creek. BCU is an enduring alliance of public, private and community leaders, guiding the nation’s first and most successful base conversion into Michigan’s largest modern industrial park - the 3,000-acre Fort Custer Industrial Park.

Cornerstone Alliance - Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, MI

Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit, investor-governed economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan’s Great Southwest with specialized business services offered in economically distressed areas.

DeSoto County, Hernando, MS


Contact:
Jim Flanagan
jflanagan@desotocounty.com

Website:
http://www.desotocountyms.gov/



DeSoto County is the fastest growing county in the State of Mississippi and Memphis MSA. Home to over 200 manufacturers and distributors, our economic base was established in the mid 1950’s with the consolidation of our public schools (now the largest and highly rated in the State), county wide land use controls and industrial recruitment. This commitment to providing a safe, secure, pro-business environment has not wavered, anchored in large part by our focus on a unique, unified approach to our economic development efforts among all public and business partners. Our annual average is 12 new industrial locations and 15 industrial expansions. The only new speculative industrial space constructed in the Memphis MSA over the past 10 years has solely occurred in DeSoto County and presently we have over 3 million square feet under construction. 


Golden Triangle, MS



Contact:
Jenniffer Pridmore
jpridmore@gtrlink.org

Website:
http://gtrlink.org



The Golden Triangle references a North Mississippi region encompassing Columbus, Starkville and West Point. A multi-modal destination, the region boasts heavy-duty water, rail, road and air ways for product and source movement. Three industrial parks serve world-class clients and feature 3 TVA certified mega sites. World class education opportunities, low cost of living and a diverse quality of life all make the Golden Triangle an ideal location.

Greater Jackson, MS

The Greater Jackson Alliance is a regional alliance organized to develop and implement a marketing strategy to promote Greater Jackson, to enhance cooperation between the various governmental jurisdictions in Greater Jackson, and to facilitate and coordinate economic development efforts for Greater Jackson.

Hinds County, MS




Contact:
Blake Wallace
blake@selecthinds.com

Website:
http://selecthinds.com

The Hinds County Economic Development Authority's mission is to establish, maintain, and carry on a program of diversified economic development that results in the realization of Hinds County serving as the primary business and employment center for the Jackson metropolitan area.

Lee County, Tupelo, MS



Contact:
David Rumbarger
rum@cdfms.org

Website:
www.cdfms.org



Tupelo/Lee County is the population, manufacturing, retail and center for Northeast Mississippi–offering a high quality of life and a broad range of attractions. With exceptional workforce development programs including European-modeled apprenticeship programs, Lee County boasts one of the highest manufacturing workforce concentrations in the US, and is home to many international companies including Toyota, Philips, Grammer, and more.

Tunica County, MS

The Tunica County Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1953 by a forward thinking group of local businessmen in order to begin the process of industrial development in Tunica County. The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors and employs professional staff to manage the business.  In 2004 an Economic Development Foundation was formed to support economic development efforts and this organization is also managed by the Chamber.

Greensboro - Guilford County, NC



Greensboro-High Point, NC is home to Honda Aircraft, Daimler Trucks, Proctor & Gamble, Syngenta and Volvo North America, among others. These companies depend on our uncongested transportation system as well as the area’s access to three international airports (Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte). Our workforce is connected to advanced training opportunities in mechatronics, robotics, engineering and business thanks to seven colleges/universities.

Greater Gallup, NM


Contact:
Patricia Lundstrom
patty@gallupedc.com

Website:
www.gallupedc.com

At Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation we are dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you make the important decisions. We provide the same exceptional service to business whether relocating from out of state or expanding right here in Gallup – McKinley County. Based on the region’s strengths, three priority economic base clusters have been identified for targeted business development and industry recruitment in the City of Gallup / McKinley County region: transportation, energy and health.


Auglaize County, Wapakoneta, OH



Contact:
Gregory Myers
gmyers@whywapakoneta.com

Website:
www.auglaize.us



Auglaize County, Ohio is at the center of the highly profitable U.S. and Canadian markets—within a day’s drive of 50% of population and 60% of manufacturing companies—with cost-savings in speed to market and proximity to supply chain. Labor costs are lower than national averages, but productivity is higher. We have many shovel-ready industrial sites with aggressive incentives. We have many opportunities for FDI success.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, OK


Contact:
James Collard
jcollard@potawatomi.org

Website:
www.potawatomi.org

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is the federally-recognized government of the Potawatomi people and exercises governmental jurisdiction in an area bounded by the North Canadian River, the South Canadian River, the Pottawatomie-Seminole County boundary (on the east), and the Indian Meridian (on the west).

Chickasha - Grady County, OK




Contact: 
Christy Elkins
christy@chickashaedc.com

Website:
www.chickashaedc.com

Located a short 35 minute drive down I-44 from Oklahoma City, Chickasha, Oklahoma offers businesses everything they need to relocate or expand. With a low cost of living and well-educated workforce, Chickasha attracts some America's finest professionals. Easy interstate access, international airports nearby and a fully updated technological infrastructure make Chickasha the perfect place for your business.

Duncan - Stephens County, OK


Contact:
Lyle Roggow
lyle@ok-duncan.com

Website:
www.ok-duncan.com

In 1993, the citizens and businesses of Duncan created the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) to promote the development of existing businesses, attract new businesses, and diversify Duncan's economic base. DAEDF has been good stewards of their responsiblity for over 20 years. By simultaneously building up the local infrastructure (supporting expansions in construction, schools, hospitals, museums, and civic facilities), establishing relationships throughout the community and state, and ensuring that there is a well-trained and vital workforce, DAEDF created an attractive business climate. 

Greater Eugene - Lane County, OR

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Greater Eugene Inc. is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon. A place where the commute takes 10 minutes not an hour. A place where office space is affordable – so affordable you can hire more qualified employees. A place where high speed internet costs a fraction of what you’re used to. Find out how Greater Eugene can help you grow your business. 

Economic Development for Central Oregon





Contact:
Roger J. Lee
roger@edcoinfo.com

Website:
www.edcoinfo.com

Founded in 1981, EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders. Our mission is to create a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle class jobs in Central Oregon. To do this, we focus on helping companies do the following:

Move. We attract and guide outside employers through the relocation process as a resource for regional data, incentives, talent, site selection and more.

Start. We mentor and advise scalable young companies from concept to exit on issues such as access to capital, critical expertise, and strategy.

Grow. We partner with local traded-sector companies to help them grow and expand.

Clarendon County, SC

Located on the eastern side of Central SC, Clarendon County has a lot to offer. Formed in 1785, the county was named after Edward Hyde, “Earl,” one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. The county seat, the Town of Manning, is two miles from I-95 and 35 miles north of I-26. Clarendon County is growing rapidly, with an astonishing 21% growth in population since 1990. Clarendon County is business ready, with industrial buildings ranging from 12,000 to 144,000 square feet. Additionally, the county is home to five industrial sites located throughout its 607 square miles of business friendly soil. Intestate 95 runs through the center of the community and the Port of Charleston is a short 80 minute drive.  Based on its strategic location along I 95 products produced in Clarendon County can reach upwards of 66% of the USA market in a day’s travel time. In addition Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE): is within 60 minutes travel time. We were also recognized as the first certified work ready community in the state.  Clarendon County is ready for Business.

Midlands Technical College - Enterprise Campus Authority, SC



Contact:

Charlton L. Whipple 
whipplec@midlandstech.edu

Website:
www.midlandstech.edu



The Enterprise Campus Authority is organized and operated for the purpose of: (a) creating and advancing the educational opportunities of the students and employees at Midlands Technical College (“College”) by promoting and supporting economic development in the College’s service area; (b) attracting private investment to support the creation of new jobs at the Enterprise Campus; (c) managing, developing, marketing and operating real property, specifically, the Enterprise Campus, on which new or current manufacturing and commercial enterprise may locate and expand; and (d) working diligently to recruit business and industry to the Enterprise Campus, in part to support the economic development and educational mission of the College.

Newberry County, SC

Newberry County is located in the Midlands region of South Carolina. Situated on Interstate 26 and adjacent to the metropolitan statistical areas of Columbia and Greenville, Newberry County is positioned for growth. The Newberry County Economic Development Office works with existing and prospective business and industry to facilitate investment and economic growth in the county.

Oconee County, SC



Contact:
Richard K. Blackwell
rblackwell@oconeesc.com

Website:
http://investoconeesc.com



Oconee County (SC) is a vibrant community of nearly 77,000 residents which offers companies a pro-business population and an unmatched quality of life with great proximity to Clemson University. Oconee County is home to over 60 industry-related companies and boasts a labor shed of over 632,000 people. The county is South Carolina’s northwestern-most county, situated on the Interstate 85 corridor, and is the closest South Carolina community to metro Atlanta, yet offers easy proximity to all of Upstate South Carolina’s assets, in particular the South Carolina Inland Port.

Greater Chattanooga, TN



The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP) represents a 16-county, three-state area surrounding Chattanooga, TN – the manufacturing magnet of the South and a flourishing technology and entrepreneurial hub.
GCEP serves as your one stop point of contact for coordinating among city, county and state agencies for support with site location, customized research and business and community connections throughout the region.

Clarksville - Montgomery County, TN

Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN is a vibrant community located just 40 minutes NW of Nashville on I-24. We are strategically positioned on the Cumberland River in the population center of the US. One of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Clarksville experiences a constant influx from APSU and Fort Campbell. A diverse employer base keeps the economy strong and growing as industries from around the world continue to invest and expand here.

Lewisburg - Marshall County, TN



Lewisburg has a 100-year reputation as a manufacturing hub with 55 manufacturing operations in Lewisburg and Marshall County. In the past five years, we have worked with eighteen existing industry expansions and ten relocations or start-ups totaling over $128M in capital investments. Located on I-65, Lewisburg provides one-hour proximity to Nashville, TN and Huntsville, AL. Lewisburg sits in a nine county workforce area of 400,000 out of a total population of 1,000,000 providing a multi-skilled employment region with an average commute time of 26 minutes.

McNairy County, TN



Contact:
Eddie Crittendon
eddiec@mcnairy.com

Website:
www.mcnairy.com


Maury County, TN

Maury County, the 4th fastest growing county in Tennessee, is part of the Nashville MSA and is located 45 minutes south of Nashville. It is the fastest growing county in terms of manufacturing in Tennessee and has consistently been ranked in the top 10 in Tennessee and top 100 among counties in the US for growth and investment.

Frisco, TX


Contact:
Harry C. Wahlen
hwahlen@friscoedc.com


Website:
friscoedc.com

Frisco, Texas is located in Denton and Collin Counties, approximately 25 minutes north of downtown Dallas, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Frisco is known for business with new corporations calling Frisco home each day. One of the fastest growing communities in Texas, Frisco’s population has grown more than 300 percent since the 2000 U.S. Census. Supported by strong infrastructure, exceptional leadership and quality commercial developments, Frisco has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. Offering a strong economy through diversification, corporate vitality and quality of life, Frisco is proud to be known as a city with progress in motion.

City of Longview, TX



Contact:
Wayne Mansfield
Wayne@longviewusa.com

Website:
http://longviewusa.com

Nestled in the “Piney Woods of East Texas”, the City of Longview is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas. Strategically located on Interstate 20, Longview is a prime location for growth. With a population of 82,000, Longview is centered in a 12-county region MSA and attracts a diversified labor force of 320,000 workers. Boasting capacity of 52 million gallons of water per day, as well as an abundance of other critical utilities, Longview is well positioned for growth and development.

Mexia, TX


Contact:
Susan Cates
scates@mexiaedc.com 


Website:
www.mexiaedc.com

Mexia is located on US Highway 84 approximately 90 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. US 84 links the two primary north-south interstates in Texas. Just 22 miles to Interstate 45 and 35 miles to Interstate 35, Mexia is perfectly located as a distribution hub. 93% of the United States population is accessible within 48 hours of Mexia via highway travel! In addition, Texas Highways 171 and 14 provide redundant access to major distribution centers assuring the Mexia business community of uninterrupted logistics systems.

Mexia is located in Limestone County. A business-friendly environment encourages companies to relocate to our community and thrive here! Low cost of living with a high quality lifestyle encourages employees to make their home here.


Conroe, TX


Contact:
Fred Welch
welch@gcedc.org

Website:
www.gcedc.org

As America’s fastest growing city, Conroe is a prime location for a growing business as a very livable community with a low crime rate, excellent health care and education and an incomparable quality of life.

Conroe Park North and Deison Technology Park offer affordable shovel-ready land. Reliable utilities, access to major freeways, Bush IAH and the Port of Houston nearby, a skilled workforce and competitive incentive packages make Conroe a natural choice.

Paris, Texas

Contact:
Michael Paris
Mparis@paristexasusa.com

Website:
www.paristexasusa.com

Residents of Paris think of their home as the best small town in Texas. Their mission statement is to plan, promote, finance, and construct opportunities for the retention, growth, and attraction of business that enhance the level of employment, the economic base and the quality of life in Paris and Lamar County, Texas.

Paris has commercial building sites available to suit the needs of your business or industry.

Rio South Texas


Matt Z. Ruszczak
amym@pfdevelopment.com

Website:
www.riosouthtexas.com

Situated on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico and fertile banks of the Rio Grande, the Rio South Texas Region is home to a young population of 3.5 Million people, slightly less than 1.5 Million of which reside off the northern riverbank in the U.S., and over 2 Million who call the southern riverbank in Mexico home. The region’s median age is below 30 and both riverbanks are connected by 13 international bridges. 

Beyond the bridges, the region is blessed with multi-modal infrastructure in form of interstate highway connectivity, commercial rail service, multiple airports, access to the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, a deep-water sea port, cross-border pipelines, and coming soon, a SpaceX launch facility. In addition to a plentiful workforce pool and a wealth of transportation options, Rio South Texas’ strategic location on the U.S.-Mexico Border also grants companies the benefit of access to each country’s cost benefits, the region’s Free Trade Zones, as well as markets around the world thanks to free trade agreements with 65 countries. 

Pflugerville, TX

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation’s mission is to make the City of Pflugerville a regional employment center by actively pursuing opportunities in the areas of business retention, expansion and attraction through the promotion of economic and community development. Pflugerville offers a prospering economic climate with generous business incentives, a skilled workforce, seamless expansion opportunities and an existing state-of-the-art infrastructure along prime US trade routes.

Victoria, TX

Victoria Economic Development Corporation (VEDC), formed in 1982, is a private economic development organization created to serve the City of Victoria, Victoria County, and the surrounding geographical region impacting Victoria’s economy.

The key objectives of Victoria Economic Development Corporation:

  • To recruit new businesses, both international and domestic, in order to create jobs and increase the tax base.
  • To retain and expand existing business by assisting them to increase profitability through exports, strategic alliances, new project development and workforce development improvements.

With a labor pool numbering over 185,000 potential employees within a 55-mile radius, Victoria leverages The Victoria College, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent, and Texas Vocational Schools to deliver customized training skills to a ready labor force. Community and regional support for business development is excellent and long-standing in Victoria. Competitive incentives including tax abatements, and training programs are designed to attract new business and industry to our community and VEDC will work to make your move to Victoria an easy one.

Waco, TX

Contact:
Kristina Collins
kcollins@wacochamber.com

Website:
http://wacochamber.com/

Deep in the heart of Texas, Waco is perfectly located within a 90-minute drive of Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin for weekend trips out of town or transporting products to a diverse clientele. Deciding where to live in Greater Waco may take awhile because of the diversity of housing options—from historic homes in close-in neighborhoods to a Texas ranch! Lakeside and riverfront homes are attractive to many as are planned developments in the suburbs. Increasingly, young professionals and empty nesters are moving downtown where lofts and apartments enable residents to be “out and about” enjoying restaurants, parks, cultural amenities and the Brazos riverwalk. Housing costs in Greater Waco are 87 percent of the national average.

The Waco Texas region is a great place to call home and conduct business, with an outstanding array of community assets—from arts to education and big-time college sports to recreation—coupled with a strong, diverse and growing economy to support further improvements in its quality of life.

Hampton Roads, VA


Contact:
Eric K. Miller
emiller@hreda.com

Website:
www.hreda.com

Recognized by the International Economic Development Council, The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) is one of 46 Accredited Economic Development Organizations (AEDO) in the nation. Representing 9 cities and 2 counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia's Hampton Roads region, HREDA highlights the unique assets of our 11 localities while emphasizing the collective strengths of the region.

The mission of the Alliance is to market Hampton Roads as the primary region of choice for economic investment and business expansion and to serve as the area’s lead regional economic development and marketing organization to recruit and encourage new and expanded business development and a talented business employment pool to locate in Hampton Roads.

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