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Alaska Division of Economic Development

The Division of Economic Development (DED) in Alaska supports the growth and diversification of the state’s economy through business assistance, financing, promotion, and public policy. Showcasing Alaska’s abundant economic opportunity found in its natural resources, human capital, and emerging industries, DED actively promotes Alaska’s business climate via its Alaska: North to Opportunity campaign.

Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations

International and Intergovernmental Relations coordinates Alberta's relationships with various levels of government in Canada and around the world. Working on behalf of Albertans, the department enhances Alberta's national and international presence in areas such as export, trade development, and governmental relations.

Ameren Corporation

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation is a Fortune 500 company dedicated to generating electricity, delivering electricity, and distributing natural gas to 3.2 million customers throughout Illinois, mid-Missouri, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Ameren’s professional development team serves as a complete source for business assistance services. For more information, visit Ameren’s Web site:

America’s Central Port

Located just north of downtown St. Louis, Mo., on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, lies America’s Central Port. This 1,200-acre mixed-use business and industrial park is owned and operated by the Tri-City Regional Port District. America’s Central Port is at the center of the intermodal freight transportation system in the United States. It offers direct access to all three major transportation modes. Within the Port you can access the world any way your business requires, whether it be by rail, river or road.

Also listed in: Ports


Based in Atlanta, Americold is the leading third-party provider of supply chain solutions in the consumer packaged goods industry. Our mission is to use the optimum balance of people, processes, and technology to deliver superior innovative supply chain solutions that create value and opportunities for every customer we serve. Americold offers supply chain network optimization services that optimize sourcing, processing, storage, distribution, and transportation. To be a best-in-class organization, AmeriCold uses Six Sigma processes and Lean Thinking concepts to develop programs that ensure operational excellence and reduce operating costs. What can Americold do for you? Find out at

Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Locate your logistics operations in Baton Rouge and you’ll tap its regional advantages, including skilled, low-cost labor; superior transportation infrastructure; abundance of industrial sites and available facilities; and extraordinary Gulf zone benefits. Visit the Web site or call Chad Cornett, 225-381-7136 to get a customized site location package.

Also listed in: Site Selection


Binswanger is a global real estate organization uniquely positioned to provide a full range of cross-border services, including site selection. Its exceptional knowledge of states, communities, individual property owners, developers and the transactions they are willing to structure, enables Binswanger to analyze and compare the best alternatives available.

Also listed in: Site Selection, Real Estate

City of Greenville, Illinois

The Greenville, Illinois-based 439-acre John W. Kelsey Business & Technology Park, which is a CSX Select Site, also features easy interstate access and service from two Class I railroads, as well as daily interchange service from Illinois Western Railroad. Its proximity to St. Louis is an attractive feature allowing for quick access to barge and air cargo services. Located less than one mile from Interstate 70, and less than 30 minutes from Interstate 55 and Interstate 64, the park provides a great site for companies seeking a Midwest logistics hub.

City of West Memphis, Arkansas

Welcome to the economic development information center for West Memphis, Arkansas. The city's central location and superior access to highway, rail, river, and air transport have made it a high-performing location for companies that distribute both OEM supplies and consumer products. High-performing West Memphis facilities also owe much of their efficiency to the low cost of doing business in the city.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Columbus Region

The Columbus Region-Columbus Logistics Council focuses on the growth of the region’s industry in its eight counties of the broader Columbus 2020! growth strategy. The Columbus Region is your channel to the global marketplace. Through truck, rail, air, and port, the Columbus Region logistics infrastructure gets your freight where it needs to be, when it needs to be there. For more information, contact 614-225-6903.

Eagle Pass, Texas

Eagle Pass, Texas' mission is to be known as the premier international crossing. That means providing a safe, efficient, and cost-effective toll fare for international travelers and positively impacting trade and tourism locally, regionally, and internationally. Eagle Pass, and its sister city Piedras Negras, Coahila, enjoy the convenience and ease of international travel and commerce provided by three border-crossing points, two of which accommodate vehicular traffic and one that is devoted exclusively to commercial truck traffic. Plus, Eagle Pass has one of the very few international border-crossing points for railroad traffic.

Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County

The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County (EDC), along with Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM), during fall 2013 opened the Midwest Inland Port intermodal facility in Decatur, Ill. As ground zero for logistics and distribution opportunities in Decatur and Central Illinois, the Midwest Inland Port provides a unique opportunity to ship inland and outbound raw materials and products via rail containers anywhere in the United States and internationally in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.

Economic Development Council for Central Illinois

Established in 1982, The Economic Development Council for Central Illinois Inc. (EDC) is a non-profit regional public-private partnership for local business and community growth, supported by Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties, multiple municipalities, and various businesses. Created by the private sector to foster economic growth within the Central Illinois region, EDC enhances the local economy through targeted financial services, technical assistance, dissemination of critical economic data, and regional marketing. Interested in locating in the Central Illinois area? Make this web site your first stop.

ElectriCities of North Carolina

This membership organization includes public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ElectriCities also provides management services to the state’s two municipal power agencies — North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. ElectriCities serves the needs of public power communities through collective strength, wisdom, and action — while promoting more success for its citizens. For more information, contact Brenda Daniels at (800) 768-7697, ext. 6363.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Enterprise, Florida

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created a renewed interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital investments.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Franklin/Southampton County

Experience exceptional transportation corridors to the Port of Virginia and fully developed business parks in Franklin/Southampton County, a great location for warehousing and distribution, light assembly, and manufacturing. The fifth-largest metro area in the Southeast U.S., and the largest between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., the community offers a world-class workforce development center, ample real estate zoned for commercial use, and access to available, quality labor that is well-educated and technically oriented.

Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation – both providers and heavy consumers of logistics services. The Center provides industry knowledge and technical expertise, and connections to state resources in research and innovation. And it joins together an extensive cross-sector industry network.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Engineering your supply chain is easier out of Georgia, thanks to its superior geographical location and extensive cargo transportation network. The Center of Innovation is the central source for accelerating business growth in Georgia, providing collaboration with leaders in university research, business, and access to intellectual capital. The state also provides outstanding air, ocean, and rail services. If logistics is your business, you'll be in good company in Georgia. Find out more at the Web site.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Georgia Railroad Association

The Georgia Railroad Association, Inc., is a member-driven association with 20 railroad companies and more than 30 associate members. GRA is a voluntary organization dedicated to delivering its industry message to public officials, participating in public debate of public policy issues affecting the industry, and providing information to state and public officials. Railroad companies in Georgia operate and maintain more than 4,920 miles of track and have invested more than $200 million to maintain and upgrade infrastructure in the past two years. These railroads provide service to nearly 2,000 customers and, through active economic development programs, work with many state agencies to help bring businesses and jobs to Georgia.

Germany Trade & Invest

Located at Europe's center, Germany is the continent's largest economy and most important logistics hub, offering world-class infrastructure and cutting-edge logistics services. The location provides companies with opportunities for convenient Europe-wide distribution and easy access to the EU's 500 million consumers. For details, visit the Web site.

Global Warehouse Solutions Inc.

Global Warehouse Solutions operates a multi-client warehouse center located strategically in Atlanta, 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The multi-client facility allows customers to flex their space requirements and save operational costs compared to a dedicated warehouse operation. There are no cookie-cutter solutions at Global Warehouse Solutions because every customer has unique requirements. Global Warehouse Solutions has structured its business to handle your needs no matter how diverse, unique, or challenging.

Hoosier Energy

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative providing electric power to 17 member electric distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and one member cooperative in Illinois. Based in Bloomington, Ind., Hoosier Energy operates coal, natural gas, and renewable energy power plants and delivers power through a 1,450-mile transmission network. Hoosier Energy is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, one member of a nationwide alliance of electric co-ops providing high standards of service according to four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Huntington Area Development Council

The mission of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO) is to attract new employers to Cabell and Wayne Counties, W.Va., to retain existing employers, and to help all employers expand their businesses. Accomplishing this mission will enhance the area’s business climate, facilitate continued area growth, diversify the local economy, expand the tax base, and enhance employment opportunities for residents, thereby improving the overall standard of living for all citizens.

Isle of Wight County

People and product travel in and out of Isle of Wight with great efficiency, thanks to the County's strategic Hampton Roads location just minutes from one of the country's busiest transportation hubs, which includes the Port of Virginia. Coupled with a skilled workforce, stable economy, and quality of life, it's easy to see why Isle of Wight is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including global ham manufacturer Smithfield Foods.

Joplin Regional Partnership

At the Joplin Regional Partnership of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas, you'll find five counties working to provide you with a central U.S. location for a manufacturing, distribution, or transportation hub. The Joplin Regional Partnership region's close proximity to Walmart headquarters makes this choice ideal, especially for both manufacturing and distribution. Three Class I railroads and two short-haul railroads are also important parts of the transportation network.

LaSalle County EDC

Located at the interchange of Interstate 80 (East Coast to West Coast) and Interstate 39 (connecting link of interstate access from Winnipeg, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico) in Northcentral Illinois approximately 90 miles southwest of Chicago, along the Illinois River, the area is a prime location for expanding businesses.

Northwest Iowa Development

Northwest Iowa can offer your company affordable building sites, qualified workers, excellent training programs, world-class education, and a can-do attitude. Let us show you how we can provide a low-cost place to do business... Beyond Expectations. Take a tour through the Web site, then come and take a personal tour of Northwest Iowa. See why so many successful businesses call Northwest Iowa home.

Penn's Northeast

When you think Northeast, think Penn's Northeast. Penn's Northeast is your single point of contact for site selection assistance in northeast Pennsylvania. Centrally located on the East Coast, we are within a 500-mile radius of nearly one-third of the U.S. population. Six major highways – I-80, I-81, I-78, I-476, I-380 and I-84 – run through the region, providing direct access to major East Coast cities and ports. Give us a call. There are no fees for services and all inquiries are confidential.

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Plant City EDC

Situated 25 miles east of Tampa, Plant City is the second-largest municipality in Hillsborough County, with a distinct community well positioned for growth. The small-town atmosphere features an agricultural and industrial culture distinctive from the more urbanized areas of Hillsborough County, making it a great place for businesses in manufacturing, food processing, distribution and logistics, and agribusiness. Key businesses in the Plant City limits include James Hardie, Dart Container, Toufayan Bakeries, Plastipak Holdings, Gordon Food Services, Santa Sweets, and Highland Packaging Solutions.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance is a planned, multi-modal transportation corridor including a multi-lane divided highway that facilitates the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico, through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma, and ultimately on into Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The Ports-to-Plains Alliance provides a vast number of benefits for communities along the corridor and allows for the development of less-congested ports of entry along the Texas/Mexico border. In addition, it offers alternatives to other congested corridors that run through major metropolitan areas.

Regional Growth Partnership

The Regional Growth Partnership is a private nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering local, national, and international economic growth opportunities for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.


RMI is a leading independent provider of Transportation Management Software for carriers and shippers. Founded in 1979, RMI is recognized as the most successful Software as a Service (SaaS) provider in the transportation industry with an in-depth knowledge of rail operations, intermodal terminal operating systems, and multi-modal transportation management. RMI's software is used to manage rail and intermodal operations, signal and communications maintenance, and end-to-end multi-modal planning and execution for shippers and 3PLs. RMI is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and is based in Atlanta.

Also listed in: Logistics IT

Saxony Economic Development Corporation

The Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS) builds bridges for Saxon enterprises heading off into the world and for investors heading for Saxony in Germany. You, too, can benefit from our network competence and from 16 years of successful economic development work. Come and profit from our expertise!


Investitions und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt mbH (IMG) is the business location and marketing agency of Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provide all services related to new business siting. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally and developing tourism concepts. The state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany is the sole shareholder of IMG.

St. Louis Regional Chamber

St. Louis enjoys access to four modes of transportation: air, rail, road, and river, providing superior access to local, national, and international markets. Its central location affords some of the lowest shipping costs in the nation. Due to its rivers, St. Louis is home to the second- largest inland port by tonnage. With six Class I railroads, and several smaller industrial lines, St. Louis is also one of the nation’s largest rail centers.

State of New Jersey

Whether you are a new business start-up, a growing company considering expanding in the state, a large corporation about to move or expand, or an international exporter seeking to increase distribution, New Jersey has key advantages to help your business grow: talented people, strategic location, quality of life, innovative businesses, and more. Situated at the epicenter of the nation’s largest business corridor, New Jersey is where the world comes to do business. Find out more by visiting the Web site.

Also listed in: Site Selection

Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development

Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) GIS-based Web site helps businesses and site selection consultants identify the best properties available in the 80,000-square-mile TVA region. Search for available properties and buildings, find demographic data, and download maps at Your source for economic development information and services in the seven-state TVA region is

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The Progress Group, LLC

Experience, creative insight, analytical thinking, common sense. Are you looking for help to lower logistics costs, improve the performance of your supply chain, or redesign your warehouse? Does your productivity improvement approach need some energy? Or perhaps you are searching for ways to service your customers better? The Progress Group has been delivering consulting excellence in these areas since 1991. We will partner with your team to define the right direction and apply sound implementation skills to bring the plan to reality. We make positive change happen.

Also listed in: Consultants

Theodore Roosevelt Expressway

The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway is the northern third of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance, running from Rapid City to Canada through the Port of Raymond in Montana. The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association's (TREA) vision is to initially promote the updating of the Corridor's current two-lane format into a super two-highway format. Once super two construction has been completed, the TREA would promote the development of a complete four-lane infrastructure to help ensure complete system continuity with the rest of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance.

TVA Economic Development

TVA’s GIS-based online database helps corporate and site selection consultants identify optimal properties available in the 80,000-square-mile TVA region. Search for available properties and buildings (2,000 listings), find demographic data, and download maps. Your source for economic development information and services in the seven-state TVA region is

Also listed in: Site Selection

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Only a few locations can guarantee the right combination of resources that are crucial to your business's success. Virginia is one of them, offering a unique combination of assets that have encouraged businesses to prosper here for nearly 400 years. Virginia also provides one of the country's most advanced, online site selection search tools -- VirginiaScan. VirginiaScan allows you to search for the best location for your business based on workforce needs, sites and buildings specifications, and business locations. Log on today.

Also listed in: Ports, Site Selection, Warehousing

Will County Center for Economic Development

Will County Center for Economic Development is host to the nation's largest inland port. Will County has become the United States' largest inland port for a reason. With a combination of road, river, and rail found in few places, we offer the perfect location for new or expanding companies. And we have room to grow. Five major interstates, five Class I railroads, and a major shipping channel connecting the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico are all within a stone's throw of each other.