2017 Location Sponsors
Streamline your site selection search and learn about the incentives and benefits that different communities can offer your company in pre-scheduled, confidential one-on-one meetings with economic development organizations from across the United States.
U.S. New England/Mid-Atlantic
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (Rhode Island)
The GPCC is Rhode Island’s only statewide chamber of commerce. We are the hub of connections for businesses of all sizes, in all industries and in all sectors. For many businesses, finding the right connections can be frustrating. That’s where we come in.
We connect business professionals with peers who can provide real-time, actionable advice to help with managing growth, finding the right talent and knowing how to innovate. You won’t find that commitment to connectivity anywhere else in the state. Our mission is to ensure every GPCC member is prepared to thrive in today’s innovation-based economy.
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Rhode Island)
Dedicated to stimulating economic growth in Rhode Island, the Commerce Corporation is a customer service-focused agency that invests in Rhode Island’s businesses. By helping to navigate the public sector, providing financing vehicles, deploying state incentives, and investing in networking opportunities, the Commerce Corporation is in the business of business.
Empire State Development (New York)
The mission of Empire State Development is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.
Empire State Development (ESD) is the economic development arm for New York State. ESD is focused on strengthening New York State’s innovation-based economy through partnerships with our acclaimed universities, promoting entrepreneurialism through the development of incubators, next-generation manufacturing and technology hubs across the state and providing hands-on technical and financial assistance to help big and small businesses meet their goals. With so much support for business, New York’s vibrant economy continues to grow.
Santee Cooper (South Carolina)
Flip a switch, and the light comes on. Plug in your computer, and get plugged in. Turn on the water, and it flows. This is what Santee Cooper delivers, every day, as part of our mission to be the state’s leading resource for improving the quality of life for South Carolinians.
Louisiana Economic Development (Louisiana)
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy. With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Louisiana’s economic future, LED strives to help businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion a successful, profitable endeavor.
Cleco is a regulated utility company headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana. In business since 1935, the company has approximately 1,200 employees serving approximately 287,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. We offer reasonable rates, reliable service and a customer-focused workforce.
Hernando County Office of Business Development (Florida)
Hernando County, located at the geographic center of Florida is the “Business Gateway to Tampa Bay” and provides a lucrative, thriving economy for business. Hernando County offers: Manufacturing sites and buildings, Industrial buildings, Distribution sites, Industrial land, Incentives, Abundant workforce, Cost effective utility pricing and Enterprise Zone. The Hernando County Office of Business Development is your resource for site location assistance, site development information, workforce information and demographics research.
Clarksville/Montgomery County (Tennessee)
Clarksville-Montgomery County is a vibrant community located in Middle Tennessee, directly off of I-24, 40 miles northwest of Nashville. As the fifth-fastest growing city in the nation, Clarksville is experiencing tremendous change. New industries, new schools, a new hospital, and new residential developments are just the beginning.
TexAmericas Center (Texas)
One of the largest rural industrial centers in the Americas, TexAmericas Center brings together an unmatched land resource of nearly 12,000 acres and 3MSF of office, manufacturing, warehouse and storage space. TexAmericas Center, just west of Texarkana, Texas, offers both rail and interstate transportation, abundant natural and human resources, adaptable infrastructure and a climate and culture that understands, appreciates and encourages business growth.
Greater San Marcos Partnership (Texas)
The Greater San Marcos region represents the southern portion of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA, which includes Hays and Caldwell Counties, and sits just north of San Antonio. The cities of San Marcos, Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Lockhart, Luling, and Wimberley are within the two-county footprint.
U.S. Great Lakes
Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio (Ohio)
The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development group serving the Toledo region and 17 counties of Northwest Ohio. As a 100 percent privately led organization, the RGP is not bound by political jurisdictions, allowing us to act in the best interest of businesses each and every time.
The RGP offers a full range of traditional business development services, working in conjunction with our partners at the regional and state levels, to most effectively manage the site selection process.
Quad Cities First (Iowa, Illinois)
Advanced manufacturing. Defense. Food and packaging. Logistics. Professional and technical. These industries and more are thriving in the Greater Quad Cities Region, fueling an innovation economy. The Quad Cities is a busy commercial hub located where Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River intersect along the borders of Illinois and Iowa. With over 37 million people living within a 300-mile radius of the Quad Cities, businesses In the Q have easy and efficient access to a strong network of suppliers and customers.
Consumers Energy (Michigan)
Consumers Energy is one of the nation’s largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Our Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. That includes significant investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental and customer service enhancements, and new power generation.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Wisconsin)
Whether you are looking to start, relocate or expand your business In Wisconsin®, you will find the solid infrastructure, the skilled workforce, and the business-friendly policies that give you the edge to compete nationally and globally. With our leadership in emerging and established industries, our advancements in R&D, and our certified development-ready commercial sites, Wisconsin is business ready.
Madison Region Economic Partnership (Wisconsin)
We are a region defined by innovation. A place where technological advancements transform the world’s products and processes. Where game-changing research & development leads to new discoveries. And where industries set new standards for the global marketplace.
Joplin Regional Partnership (Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma)
The Joplin Regional Partnership is a Regional Economic Development organization that consists of Jasper, Newton, and Barton Counties in Southwest Missouri, Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette Counties in Southeast Kansas, and Ottawa County in Northeast Oklahoma. It includes the cities of Carthage, Carl Junction, Duenweg, Lamar, Joplin, Neosho, & Webb City in Southwest Missouri, Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, Pittsburg in Southeast Kansas, and Miami, Oklahoma. Other members of the Partnership are The Empire District Electric Company, The Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, and The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri.
Ameren (Illinois, Missouri)
Every day, Ameren is working hard to provide more reliable energy, reduce outages and restore power faster than ever before. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with future energy needs, as we proudly continue to serve, support and invest in the communities we call home.
GO Topeka (Kansas)
GO Topeka’s Mission is to create exceptional opportunities for growth, prosperity, innovation, and economic diversity and vibrancy that positively impact current and future citizens of Topeka and Shawnee County by attracting world-class companies, providing existing companies with the knowledge and resources to reach their highest potential, and cultivating entrepreneurial development and growth.
Ak-Chin Indian Community (Arizona)
From its early days of poverty, the small tribe of the Ak-Chin Indian Community has grown to become the number one economic generator in Pinal County, Arizona, stimulating nearly $437 million in total economic impact annually. Ak-Chin has an enrollment of over 770 tribal members. Its first major enterprise was Ak-Chin Farms, which currently harvests over 15,000 acres, making it one of the largest farming communities in the U.S.
Bannock Development Corporation (Idaho)
Bannock Development Corporation is a private, non-profit economic development organization working for continued growth and diversity in Bannock County, Idaho. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, we thrive in a city with a diverse economy nurtured by an increasing emergence of new industries, including high technology and back office operations. The Pocatello area economy also boasts a collection of mature industries, including manufacturing and agriculture.
City of Henderson (Nevada)
Exciting developments are happening in the City of Henderson, Nevada! New residents and businesses continue to locate and current Henderson businesses have chosen our City as a place to expand operations enticed by the outstanding quality of life and business climate our City offers. In fact, Henderson residents have the highest median education levels when compared to the rest of Southern Nevada, as well as earn the highest median income. Our City has attracted well known local, regional, and national companies making Henderson, Nevada the Vegas Valley’s Address for Business Success.
Economic Development Corporation of Utah (Utah)
Since 1987, EDCUtah has worked with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses. EDCUtah is a private nonprofit organization.
From first call to ribbon cutting, our Business Development consultants provide free, expert consulting on all things Utah. We are eager to help local companies find the public and private support they need to grow successfully at home. Let us connect you to more than 300 corporate and government investors working together to ensure Utah’s economic prosperity.
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (Utah)
What makes Utah proud? Homegrown businesses that start with a brilliant idea and blossom into industry-leading powerhouses. So, when Utah entrepreneurs want to get a dream off the ground or take their organizations to great new heights, Utah offers a mountain of resources.
Take advantage of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development-partnered Business Resource Centers. Network and learn the latest trends and best practices at the Governor’s annual economic summit. Explore international growth opportunities. Find online resources to help start a business. Apply for grants that accelerate university research into the market. Access a network of business support services around the state.
Churchill Economic Development Authority (Nevada)
Fallon, Nevada is located in Churchill County, the beautiful Oasis of Nevada in the Northwestern part of the state, just one hour east of Reno and an hour-and-a-half from magnificent Lake Tahoe. A gateway to the Great Basin, the Churchill County community boasts plentiful hunting and fishing, bird watching, and breath-taking recreational opportunities. The area is a strong, natural resource based economy with a surprisingly diverse population of skilled workers, a pro-business environment, easy access to rail (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern) and highway (US 95 and I-80) transportation corridors, just miles from the Tahoe Regional Industrial Center, home of the new Tesla battery plant.