Accrisoft Corporation provides a finely tuned blend of technology and services that empower your economic development organization to accomplish your goals and better serve investors. Accrisoft Freedom™ is a comprehensive software solution that spans across your organization's operations, finance, marketing, and sales departments, allowing your entire team to work together harmoniously on a single platform.
aLocal Solutions provides economic information that's faster, better, and costs less. We use proven algorithms focused not only on macro-economic impacts but understands how multiple systems in the community and the surrounding areas help predict economic demand in your community. Instead of only reading descriptive summaries of the number of employees compared to state averages, aLocal actually analyzes these variables and helps predict demand levels. Our powerful analytics allow you to see, on maps and tables, where there is current economic demand (or not) as well as possible outcomes for future changes in our community. This includes increased multi-family housing, economic growth, possible zoning changes and employment.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.
Bludot provides a suite of software solutions for your BR&E needs. Built in partnership with on-the-ground economic development practitioners, Bludot's solutions help you manage and support your local businesses, track your projects, and run shop-local rewards programs. Within 2 years of launch, Bludot is used by over 100 jurisdictions across 27 states. Bludot is recognized on Govtech 100 and an SBIR grant awardee of USDA NIFA.
Business Facilities is the leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. In print, online, and face-to-face, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community that connects corporate site selectors with economic development organizations from across North America and around the world. Business Facilities magazine is read by C-Suite executives, corporate real estate professionals, site consultants and other business leaders. Published six times a year, each issue profiles state, regional and international locations. BusinessFacilities.com is the share of market leader among all site selection websites, providing up-to-the-minute site selection news and industry-specific features. Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only matchmaking event that connects corporate executives and site consultants that have active projects with economic development organizations from across North America.
Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic impact studies, and our labor market software and data solutions. Our core audiences are corporations, economic development, workforce development, site selection, education, and staffing organizations. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Chmura was founded in 1999 and operates a regional office in Cleveland, Ohio.
Site Selection magazine, the leading publication covering global corporate real estate strategy and economic development, is in its 69th year of publication. It is mailed every other month to a qualified circulation of more than 42,000* corporate end users in print, in addition to publishing all of its material at http://www.siteselection.com/.
Global corporate expansion experts Conway Data Inc., publisher of Site Selection, state economic development guides under its Custom Content Publishing Division, and the Site Selection Investor Watch newsletter, has been a trusted source of business intelligence to corporations, government economic development and investment promotion agencies around the world since 1954.
Conway Data owns and manages Conway Data Events, organizer of the World Forum for FDI and FDI training seminars. Conway Data also manages the Atlanta-based Industrial Asset Management Council, a professional association of 600-plus corporate real estate executives, economic developers and commercial real estate service providers.
CO.STARTERS equips entrepreneurs with proven programs and tools to confidently start, grow, and thrive. Our network of local providers allows us to deliver these results in a peer-driven, hyper-localized context. Since 2008, we've trained over 1,200 community leaders and served over 21,000 entrepreneurs as they launch their businesses. Learn more at costarters.co
COACT has been working with leaders in economic development since our inception. Whether your goal is to create more exposure for existing programs and incentives to a current local business market for retention purposes, to attract new businesses to the region, or a mixture of both - we can help. Most economic development organizations are tight strapped with little resources to do a big job. COACT is the answer to this - for the cost of an individual's monthly salary, COACT steps on board with an arsenal of growth experts in strategy, research, design, sales, and marketing functions to meet your community growth and retention goals.
The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives coordinates the city’s economic development programs for the purpose of attracting jobs and investment to the City of Tucson. The Office of Economic Initiatives also offers local small business and entrepreneurial assistance and encourages workforce development to foster a long-term sustainable and diverse local economy. For more information or to contact the Office of Economic Initiatives, visit www.connecttucson.com.
Downstream combines diverse disciplines of design with strategic thinking to solve very large, complex, and sometimes, quite messy problems. At the heart of our collaborative approach is an overriding focus on the human experience, bringing meaning, delight, and connection in bespoke transformative experiences. We’ve developed a process for producing creative solutions for the most complex business attraction projects. In a time when there is hunger for innovation everywhere, we feel even greater responsibility for creating a culture that empowers our people to rise with the challenges of our clients. We define what it means to be a design agency broadly, and support human-centric design thinking across all of our departments.
EcoMap was founded based on a simple premise: it should be easy to access information about what's happening in the ecosystems all around us. Whether we're dealing with a local business community or an entire industry, we think that everyone should be able to easily navigate every ecosystem, everywhere. At EcoMap, we're on a mission to build more equitable & accessible ecosystems through technology. We developed powerful technology that lets us digitize them at scale, so that any ecosystem building organization can use our products to understand, showcase, and engage their ecosystems.
EDOiQ® is a complete software solution designed by economic developers for planning, managing, collaboration, and reporting on credits and incentives projects throughout their lifecycle. It is an all-inclusive toolset for organizations to track projects of all sizes to manage the relationships that drive maximum return.
Economic Impact Catalyst works with economic development organizations across the United States to build the infrastructure that accelerates entrepreneurship, facilitates small business assistance, and measures the impact of entrepreneurship-led economic development. In addition to our technology-enabled platform, Startup Space, we provide data and surveys for our clients to understand their impact and drive policy.
The partnership of fDi Intelligence and GIS Planning makes us the world’s leading online investment promotion service, with the most powerful and comprehensive portfolio of online products and services to help you to drive investment into your location.
GIS WebTech provides the most advanced technology solutions available for for economic development and site selection. The company’s all-new Guru technology, launched in April, helps economic development organizations attract, retain, and expand businesses within their communities. GIS WebTech is the fastest-growing provider and the only certified Esri partner serving the economic development market. GIS WebTech’s solutions are built natively on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the world’s most powerful mapping software, and include the most accurate demographic and workforce data available. For more information, please see www.giswebtech.com.
HUUB is a one-stop, central hub for your city's small businesses, bringing vital small-business resources to hard-to-reach entrepreneurs. Aggregate resources, track small business outcomes, deliver immediate support and identify gaps in your community all while measuring what matters. HUUB's city-wide, tech-enabled platform serves more than 3000+ businesses, more than 50% women and 50% people of color. Cities using HUUB have seen the fastest recovery from the pandemic as measured by Intuit. Schedule a demo today: joinhuub.com
Peoria, AZ has a bright future and is well positioned to grow. Our Economic Development team is committed to working together with our partners, stakeholders, mayor/council and community to deliver exceptional products and promote economic prosperity. This year, we created a Business Retention and Expansion Division, recognizing that our existing businesses are the heart and soul of our city. We also updated our business attraction strategy to focus our energy on recruiting prospects and targeted marketing for the semiconductor, R&D and tech industries. We are fostering economic growth through creative initiatives, collaboration, and innovation while paying close attention to the changing economy. "It is an exciting year for our city, with many new and anticipated projects coming online, and leading-edge opportunities at our doorstep." Jennifer Stein, Director
PDDG is an international marketing communications agency with 45 years of experience working with municipalities of all sizes across the U.S. and abroad, including long-standing client partnerships with economic development, tourism, workforce development, higher education, transportation, and related organizations. PDDG offers a wide range of services including branding, creative, graphic design, website design, marketing strategy, communications, social media management, and event planning.
Placer.ai is the leader in location analytics, instantly generating foot traffic insights for any location in the U.S. Commercial real estate, retail, and economic development professionals are using the product daily to optimize their decision-making. Placer.ai provides a range of easily accessible reports on-demand including true trade areas, visit trends, customer journey data, demographics, cross-shopping, property rankings and more. The breadth of perspectives empowers local governments to understand consumer behavior, attract the best-fit business and enhance local business performance to drive economic growth.
ProTRACKPlus is built for exclusively for the economic development profession by economic developers. We customized a CRM and then added six more modules to create one powerfully intuitive system to accomplish the following:
The system automates:
· All new “Top 10 Metric Dashboard”
· Robust CRM to manage Projects, Contacts & Companies
· Customer Service (BRE) Surveys, Forms, and Returns
· Library for Document Management
· Nine Automated Dynamic & Static Reports
· Incentives Forecasting Showing Company Savings and Government Revenues
· Safe Room for Confidential Document Management
· Fully Self-Customizable Administration
Stop by our booth or Call Tim Chase CEcD, FM, HLM today to arrange a 30-minute no obligation demonstration 512-713-9632 or Visit: www.myprotrackplus.com.
Third Party Research arm built for Economic Development
98% of Searches start online, Win new business for your community by having the most up to date and accurate data available to site selection
Some downfalls with managing data inhouse include:
- Average accuracy rate of 45%
- Missing roughly 60% of the actual available properties
- Hours spent on weekly maintenance
Let us take the tedious task of data management away from your team so you all can focus on higher value tasks such as RFIs and Attracting clients without having to worry about the accuracy of your property database.
ROI Research on Investment is an award-winning advisory focused on investment attraction for economic development organizations. Since 2002, ROI has worked with over 500 clients worldwide to attract capital intensive expansion projects. ROI's areas of expertise include lead generation, benchmarking/target industry analysis, BR&E strategies, representation services, and training courses.
In 2017, ROI launched Gazelle.ai; the first business intelligence platform that deploys AI to prognosticate corporate expansion. In 2019, Gazelle.ai was nominated as Canadian AI company of the year. This past year Gazelle.ai was recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 Company to Watch. Gazelle.ai has an average user review of 4.7/5 (G2) ranking amongst the highest rated business intelligence tools.
This past year, ROI launched a brand-new service entitled Digital Labs, providing digital marketing services specifically designed for economic professionals.