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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.


Amazon’s Economic Development team supports worldwide expansion by building relationships with economic development organizations, policymakers, permitting agencies, and community stakeholders. We directly support Amazon’s investments and we help integrate our businesses into the communities in which they locate. Our engagement is not transactional. We build long-term, collaborative partnerships with economic development organizations to advance job creation and economic growth.

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Development Counsellors International (DCI) is “The Leader in Marketing Places." Since 1960, we have worked with more than 500 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries, helping them to attract investors, visitors, and talent. We specialize exclusively in three areas of place marketing: economic development, talent attraction and tourism including websites, branding, public relations, social/digital media, research, prospect development, travel trade, and special events. Current clients include a range of states (Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Vermont, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey), cities/regions (Charleston, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, Research Triangle Region, and Jacksonville) and countries (Netherlands, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Georgia), to name a few. With a team of more than 60 place marketers, DCI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Toronto.

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Specializing in Economic Development; Community Development; Strategic Planning; Disaster Recovery; Emergency Management; and Hazard Mitigation activities, GRANTWORKS has secured and managed over $6 billion in state and federal funds. Through a team of over 300 professionals, whose combined experience exceeds 2500 years; our deliverable service capacities include: Grant Writing, Project Management, Reporting, Environmental Reviews, Income Surveys, Labor Standards, Buyouts and Acquisitions


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.

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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.



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.

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Sun Corridor Inc. is a transformative economic development organization representing one of the most dynamic and growing major business centers in North America. Located in Southern Arizona and encompassing four counties (Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise), Sun Corridor Inc. is a CEO-driven regional alliance whose members aggressively champion mega-regional issues that impact economic competitiveness and quality of life. Sun Corridor Inc.’s role is to coordinate all economic development activities and programs within the Southern Arizona megaregion under one umbrella. The primary goal of Sun Corridor Inc. is to facilitate primary (non-retail) job and investment growth in the region. Our work also includes creating a competitive environment that allows primary employers to flourish and succeed. The organization has helped to drive significant business investment into the Tucson and Southern Arizona region through primary job creation, resulting in: 170+ company locates and expansions, 50,000+ jobs supported, and $29.5 billion in economic impact.


Tech Parks Arizona creates the “Interactive Ground” that supports, attracts, and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission, and goals of the University of Arizona (UA). Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, the UA Tech Park at The Bridges and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, placing the highest priority on recruiting companies desiring a high quality of corporate services and connectivity to the University of Arizona. Tech Parks Arizona has a proven track record of attracting companies to align with UArizona’s research specialties. Tech Parks Arizona specializes in purpose-built environments that suit individual user needs and provide customized business support services to organizations developing communities of innovation. The UA Tech Parks Arizona has over 100+ companies and 6,000 knowledge workers that contribute $2B annually to the economy of the State of Arizona.


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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.

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Convergent Nonprofit Solutions is a national fundraising consulting firm that specializes in managing feasibility studies and capital campaigns for chambers, economic development organizations, community colleges, and other nonprofits. Capital campaigns can play a key role in community development efforts, including those related to both business and talent retention and attraction. Thanks to our extensive background in chamber, economic development, and workforce development fundraising throughout the country, we are able to provide your organization with valuable insights and customized solutions as to how a capital campaign can help you reach your goals.


SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.


A big city feel with a small-town charm, Avondale, Arizona is a fast-growing suburb of the West Valley. Avondale EDGE, the City of Avondale’s’ Office of Economic Development and Tourism, is the force behind making the city a premier lifestyle and business destination in the Southwest. Located just 15 minutes west of Downtown Phoenix, the city’s close proximity to major sporting venues, world class medical facilities and top tier housing is just one of its greatest assets. Avondale attracts innovative and cutting-edge technology and manufacturing companies while also welcoming and embracing its small business community. As a minority-majority city, locals and visitors alike get to experience the diverse cultures, creativity and rich history of our city’s entrepreneurs.

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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.


Lightcast provides labor market data and analysis to help professionals make sound decisions in their regions. We tell stories with individual-level LMI data that are unmatched in the market. Our data, software, and consulting services help economic development professionals understand and communicate their communities’ workforce strengths, quickly respond to business inquiries, benchmark their regions against their peers, and boost their business services.

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Pima Community College is an oasis of diversity in the Arizona desert. Since our founding in 1969, we have been committed to enhancing the academic, economic and cultural vitality of our region.

Serving 50,000 students annually, our mission is more critical than ever, as lifelong learning will be a necessity for keeping up with our rapidly evolving world. So we welcome everyone who seeks to realize their personal vision of the American Dream through the power and promise of higher education.

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The race is on…for jobs, talent and capital investment. Is your organization ready? We can help. Founded in 2010, POWER 10 is a national capital campaign management firm specializing in campaigns to fund economic and community development programs at the city, county, region, and state levels. Our staff has managed more than 100 campaigns coast to coast and raised hundreds of millions of dollars. We are equally adept at managing first-time campaigns and “renewal” campaigns to fund second and subsequent programs. Founder and CEO Sean Mikula leads the firm together with Executive Vice President Amity Farrar and a team of professional Development Directors and Planners. We play the role of “quarterback” in the capital campaigns we manage, provide on-site management of day-to-day campaign operations, and “make the Ask.” What distinguishes POWER 10 in the marketplace? It is the talent and tenacity of our team, the consistent quality of our services, and the fresh ideas we bring to each client. We do not rent out campaign directors, we do not “pop in” to our clients’ offices once per month and dispense counsel - we are “hands on,” all in and focused on WINNING.

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Resource Development Group (RDG) was established in 1995 to provide experienced fundraising counsel to economic and community development organizations. RDG has worked with a wide variety of clients including Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Corporations, Community Improvement Corporations, and Regional Partnerships. Our specific expertise includes managing multi-faceted fundraising initiatives in complex regions comprised of multiple political jurisdictions. We build organizations that build communities! We have managed more than 200 economic/community development funding projects generating over $2 billion in operating revenue for our clients. In addition, we also consult in areas designed to improve your organization’s ability to provide crucial solutions for your communities.  Our products range from “turn-key” capital campaigns to specific consulting solutions, all designed with your unique challenges in mind. 


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The Greater Yuma Arizona region is made up of four states and two countries, serving a population of over 1.5 million people. Our unique location and assets allow for easy access to international and southwest markets with the ability to deliver goods in a single day truck haul. Our growing defense and aerospace industry thrive in our optimum climate and state of the art infrastructure support for research and development, testing and manufacturing. This region is entering the Space Launch sector due to our enviable controlled airspace and facilities that support the needs of companies launching to lower earth orbit, as well as the companies needing to launch and test ballistics. Available labor shed from all four states makes this an enviable location. 

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The Town of Oro Valley is located in northern Pima County between the Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges, surrounded by dramatic views and wide-open spaces. Well known for its comfortable climates, outdoor adventures, art and live music scene, botanical gardens, and sporting venues, Oro Valley has a new reputation: the Upscale Tech Mecca of Southern Arizona. Global bioscience, aerospace and defense, and high-tech companies are well-established and thriving in Oro Valley. The Town is where scientific collaboration, state-of-the-art technology, and business opportunity come together to create innovation synergy as companies such as Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Meggitt Securaplane, Sigma Tech, Simpleview and Nikon Research Corp call Oro Valley home.

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Pima County Economic Development is responsible for creating a diverse and resilient economy that results in upward economic mobility and a stronger tax base. We achieve this through a combination of attraction, retention, expansion, and workforce development efforts, in collaboration with local, regional, state, and federal partners. We also engage in strategic policy-related initiatives, as well as planning and development of critical infrastructure, to facilitate sustainable Economic Development opportunities that align with our community’s strategic plan and preferences.


In less than 30 years, the Town of Sahuarita has grown into a community that appeals to young families and an ideal location for innovation and technology in key industry sectors. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Tucson, on Interstate 19, and 17 miles from the Tucson International Airport, Sahuarita is home to 35,000 residents and over 60,000 people in the Sahuarita-Green Valley region. The average household income is $61,693 and 33% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Employers present in Sahuarita include, Freeport McMoRan, ASARCO, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Northwest Medical Center, Green Valley Pecan Co., Hydornalix, PowerPhotonic, and Steel Jupiter. Learn more at www.sahuaritaaz.gov/567/Economic-Development.

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The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique independent nonprofit created and developed by community business leaders and established by Arizona state charter in 1948 to develop, operate, manage, and maintain Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). TAA also manages nearly 8000 acres of land suited for commercial development. Ideally located, TUS is near Interstates 10 and 19, Union Pacific Railroad and Port of Tucson.

With seven airlines flying to 21 nonstop destinations at TUS, flyers can get to or from more than 310 airports around the world with a one-stop connection. TUS also serves as an international port of entry that offers 24-hour processing. To learn more about development opportunities at TUS or RYN, visit flytucson.com.


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The Economic Development & Tourism Department for the Town of Marana is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, initiatives, and partnerships that improve the competitiveness of Marana, and the quality of life for its residents. Marana is the fastest-growing community in Southern Arizona, and is the third-fastest-growing community in the state. The department is responsible for business attraction, business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurship, quality-of-life, and forming strategic partnerships with local and regional stakeholders to achieve success in those disciplines. The department is also responsible for marketing and promoting the tourism assets in and around Marana, through the Discover Marana brand, website, and social media profiles, as well as through partnerships with regional tourism stakeholders.


Founded in 2010, ResearchFDI is a specialized investment attraction consulting firm widely recognized within the economic development industry for its accomplished lead generation programs that have yielded over $50 billion in new investments for its clients worldwide. In addition, ResearchFDI offers a suite of strategy, business intelligence and research reports that act as precursors to any investment attraction campaign such as developing economic development plans, FDI strategies, marketing plans, benchmarking reports, sector profiles, industry reports, investor pitches, pitch deck development and investment attraction training.

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StoneX Global Payments helps NGOs complete cross-border payments to developing countries with ease. Our global network of 350 correspondent banks allows us to deliver transparent, secure, and guaranteed payments in 140+ currencies across 180+ countries. For over 30 years, we have been the trusted partner to over 1,500 nonprofits worldwide.


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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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