EXHIBITORS

Accrisoft

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.


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www.accrisoft.com

ACT

ACT is a leader in innovative workforce solutions on a national scale by helping communities, regions and states leverage its ACT WorkKeys System in successful approaches that link education and workforce development together, align to economic development and match people to jobs. These efforts include the ACT Work Ready Communities and its innovative Academy - a performance-driven program for community leaders to initiate, deploy and drive efforts that helps counties build a successful workforce development initiative through effective, sustained partnerships. Come visit our booth and learn why communities, regions and states across the US are turning to ACT for effective workforce development solutions.


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Aerial Focus

Aerial Focus has been in business for 20 years serving Economic Development Organizations. We provide dynamic web solutions utilizing full-production video, aerial mapping (GIS) and info-graphic content with internal and external hot-linking capabilities. Our cutting-edge platform was created for economic developers to present media in every way possible from one single tool.


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Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Bureau of Economic Analysis is the world's trusted, impartial source of comprehensive data about the U.S. economy. BEA's economic statistics, free and accessible to all, inform decision making by businesses, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments.


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Business Facilities

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Business Facilities is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, eNewsletters, its industry-leading website, and LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for corporate site selectors and economic development organizations.

Business Facilities magazine is read by 40,000 C-level executives, corporate real estate executives and other site selection decision-makers. Published six times a year, each issue profiles state, regional and international locations. Also, the full range of the site selection experience is covered, from "how-to" information on comparing the financial incentives offered by different communities around the world, to profiles of the latest relocations undertaken by major corporations.

BusinessFacilities.com is the share of market leader among all site selection websites. With an enhanced mobile-ready design, BusinessFacilities.com provides up-to-the-minute site selection news, and industry-specific features. Resources for site selectors include a 50-state Incentives Guide, the Online Site Seekers' Guide directory, Location Spotlights and more.

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. Representatives from Fortune 500 and mid-sized growth companies, plus leading site consultants meet with EDOs to discuss their relocation or expansion projects in prescheduled and confidential one-on-one meetings.


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www.businessfacilities.com

Camoin Associates

Camoin Associates is a full service economic development firm with a talented staff of data-analyzing, consensus-building, creative problem solvers. Together we are the economic development "navigators" helping our public and private sector clients reach innovative solutions for the most challenging economic development problems facing communities today.

Leading action to grow your economy. It's what we do:

• Real estate market and financial feasibility analysis
• Economic and fiscal impact analysis
• Strategic planning and doing
• Innovation district analysis and planning
• Marketing, communications, and community building
• Industry sector and supply chain analysis
• Financing, funding, and grant writing
• Workforce development

We invite you to check out our Economic Development Navigator, your go-to resource for all things economic development.


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www.camoinassociates.com

Chmura Economics & Analytics

Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic development, workforce development, economic impact studies, custom publications, and data and software solutions. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy and business solutions. 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 regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Spokane, Washington.


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www.chmuraecon.com

City of Toronto

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto will honour Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, follow us on Twitter @TorontoComms or Instagram @cityofto.



www.toronto.ca

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions specializes in raising public and private sector funding for economic development organizations across the country. Our clients use this funding for operations, marketing, special projects, staffing, new facilities, industrial parks and more. To maximize financial support for your organization, we develop Return on Investment (ROI) analyses for all of our campaigns, thereby illustrating the direct correlation between your program of work and your stakeholders' bottom lines. That's the key to transitioning your donors to investors and securing significantly larger commitments. Stop by our booth to learn more about the work we're currently doing in two dozen communities around the country. Convergent Nonprofit Solutions - Better fundraising. Better results.


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www.convergentnonprofit.com

DCI

DCI is "The Leader in Marketing Places." Since 1960, we have worked with more than 450 cities, regions, states, provinces and countries, helping them to attract both investors and visitors. We specialize exclusively in all phases of economic development and tourism marketing including branding, websites, public relations, social/digital media, talent attraction, prospect development, travel trade, and special events. Current clients include a range of states (California, Iowa, North Dakota, Texas, and New Jersey), cities/regions (Charleston, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Research Triangle Region, and Louisville) and countries (Netherlands, Thailand, Scotland and Peru), to name a few. DCI is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and Toronto.


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www.aboutdci.com

Dun & Bradstreet

If Attraction, Retention and Expansion are the three corners of the Economic Development pyramid, then quality business information is its necessary foundation. As the world’s leading provider of business information, Dun & Bradstreet gives economic development professionals an advantage to Win, Keep, and Grow businesses for their locale. Whether you’re trying to preserve retail Main Street in small town America, or courting a large foreign manufacturer to expand into your state, Dun & Bradstreet’s data, tools, and analytics help economic development agencies open new windows of insight and new doors of opportunity.


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www.dnb.com

EMSI

EMSI provides economic developers with the industry, workforce, and educational analytics necessary to understand their comparative regional strengths and use them to drive economic prosperity. Our labor market data tools and consulting services play an integral role in our clients' strategic planning, regional intelligence, and business retention and expansion efforts. We've been in business for 15 years, additionally leveraging our presence in higher education and our partnership with CareerBuilder, our parent company, to bring unique insight and data services to the table.


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www.economicmodeling.com

ESRI

Since 1969, ESRI® has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The world leader in GIS, ESRI technology is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, and more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. ESRI's Business Analyst suite brings geography and business intelligence together, allowing economic developers to view data in revealing geographic patterns that enable better decision making. Learn more about site selection, business attraction/retention, and demographic analysis.


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www.esri.com/econdev

Expansion Solutions

Expansion Solutions proactively connects economic developers with companies searching for locations to expand their facility footprint. Through our LeadGen program, economic developers can effectively and efficiently identify potential prospects in their target industries for business recruitment (representing companies that can bring capital investment and jobs to their communities). In addition, through our world-class magazine and popular website, business and government leaders share their expertise in 25 industries as well as many of the top locations for business. To learn how more EDOs receive more ROI with us, call 800-663-8791, ext. 104 or email Publisher@ExpansionSolutionsMagazine.com.

fDi Intelligence

fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times, is the largest FDI centre of excellence globally. Specialising in all areas relating to foreign direct investment and investment promotion, the full suite of services includes: location advertising to generate brand awareness; industry-leading intelligence tools to develop FDI strategies and identify potential investors; and tailored FDI events and investor roundtables to meet target companies and generate business leads. To find out how these services could be of benefit, contact us on fDi@ft.com.


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Fourth Economy Consulting

Fourth Economy Consulting is a national economic development consulting firm specializing in action oriented planning, market analytics, strategic planning, site selection, community assessments, marketing/communications and organization building. Our team of experienced practitioners helps communities & economic development organizations; innovation intermediaries; colleges & universities; and businesses & industries achieve their market potential. The Fourth Economy team has earned a reputation for effectively combining rigorous analytical capabilities with a practical emphasis on implementation. They have worked professionally in economic development agencies, industry, non-profit organizations and tier-one research institutions, providing tangible results and marketed growth to the organizations in which they have served.


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fourtheconomy.com

Geographic Solutions

Geographic Solutions is the leading provider of integrated software for state and local workforce agencies in over 30 states and U.S. territories. The company's online solutions effectively manage all federally-funded partner programs under WIOA, labor exchange, job aggregation, labor market information, service and fund tracking, and unemployment insurance benefits.


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www.geographicsolutions.com

GIS Planning

As the inventor of GIS location analysis websites for economic development organizations, GIS Planning's technology is recognized as the industry standard. A service from the Financial Times, GIS Planning currently serves the majority of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., and its technology is implemented in 44 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Approximately 95% of economic development organizations and chambers of commerce seeking a vendor for implementation of a site selection GIS tool or market intelligence software choose GIS Planning for its outstanding range and depth of current data, analytical tools, ease of use, mobile optimization and seamless integration with organizational websites. GIS Planning provides best-in-class technology with both ZoomProspector Enterprise and our 5 interactive tools (known as Intelligence Components), used to engage site selectors and businesses seeking locations on economic development organization websites. These services include exposure on the U.S. national site selection portal, ZoomProspector.com, access to data and analysis through Financial Times publishing services, partnerships with leading site selection media and economic development associations, as well as marketing support through ongoing professional development educational programs focused on Internet technology and media.


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GIS WebTech

GIS WebTech develops innovative technology solutions engineered specifically for economic development and site selection. The company's solutions help economic development organizations attract, retain, and expand businesses within their communities and help corporate site selectors identify and analyze ideal locations. GIS WebTech's solutions are built natively on the Esri ArcGIS platform, the world's most powerful mapping software with the most accurate demographic data available, ensuring 100% data consistency, 100% of the time. GIS WebTech is a MWBE firm.


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www.giswebtech.com

Golden Shovel Agency

Golden Shovel Agency brings creative energy to the work of economic development. Whether the goal is to attract and support great businesses or great talent, we are specialists in your world: We've helped more than 140 communities across North America to shape and tell their stories in order to strengthen the vitality of their regional economies. Our core services include branding, marketing, strategy, web development, and online communications. More than that, we are a true partner to our clients.


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www.goldenshovelagency.com

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education offers a global curriculum focused on generating powerful ideas to help people, communities, and nations solve the world's most pressing public problems. Our programs bring together practitioners, a renowned faculty, and a dynamic curriculum to develop innovative, workable solutions. Over 35 programs - most one week or less - address critical subjects from economic development and decision making to policy design and collaborative governance. All Executive Education programs are led by full-time Harvard faculty members who design courses that engage and challenge participants in every aspect of public leadership. Our participants leave Harvard with much more than knowledge. They gain new insights, a new and vibrant network of connections, and a renewed sense of purpose that strengthens their ability to serve the public interest. Three HKS Executive Education programs are recognized by the IEDC as a professional development event that counts towards the recertification of Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).


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exed.hks.harvard.edu

HQ Vancouver

HQ Vancouver was established in February 2015 as a joint initiative of the governments of Canada and British Columbia, and the Business Council of British Columbia, to build on Canada's competitive advantages in key sectors to attract major international firms to establish North American head offices in British Columbia.

The evolving global economy generates new corporate configurations, and international firms are looking for locations that reflect the new realities of trade flows, investment potential and other attributes including business friendliness, talent, connectivity, location and quality of life. Prominent "new" types of headquarters include regional head offices of global firms, executive headquarters, and centres for global product mandates.

Our natural and developed attributes make Vancouver, British Columbia ideally positioned to host the regional North American headquarters of emerging and established companies. Discover these attributes for yourself, by using our What's Your HQ? web tool (whatsyourhq.ca). Contact us for additional information and for tailored services. These services include confidential strategic advice to your firm, connecting you with our extensive range of contacts, sector-specific counsel, and assistance with your headquarters location strategy and execution.


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www.hqvancouver.ca

Impact DataSource

Impact DataSource is an economic consulting firm that evaluates prospective economic development deals from all angles. We prepare individual analyses on projects, and also offer desktop and web-based impact models so that clients can run as many reports as they would like, only needing project data to utilize the pre-built tool. Our impact analysis will tie together the economic impact, fiscal impact, and possible incentives of the deal. Since every community is unique, we customize each analysis and impact model, and offer unlimited training, support, and consulting so that our clients never feel alone.


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www.impactdatasource.com

Implan

The IMPLAN economic model empowers economic developers to examine global economies to assess the total economic impact of an expansion or relocation, consequences of natural disasters, or the value of a business to a regional economy. IMPLAN helps state and local governments to:

• Estimate the potential revenue generation of new businesses for tax abatements.
• Study the impacts of tourism and conventions.
• Evaluate infrastructure and industry investment.
• Identify supply chain weakness in local economies for business attraction.
• Determine the impacts of potential business loss from the local economy.

Visit www.IMPLAN.com to learn more or contact IMPLAN today at sales@IMPLAN.com for a no-obligation consultation to evaluate your research and analysis needs.


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www.implan.com

InformAnalytics by CGR

InformAnalytics empowers economic development professionals to complete real time cost-benefit analyses for proposed projects - including multi-phase & multi-use - quickly, consistently, and accurately. InformAnalytics generates meaningful information for stakeholders and reliable valuation for decision makers.

Completely customized to your community: This is no off-the-shelf analysis tool. We customize the entire system to meet your exact needs and locality.

Create detailed reports in 3 easy steps: Enter the basic project information, add project components each with its own timeline and sector, then apply standardized or custom incentives. Press "REPORT" and generate a user & printer-friendly estimate.

Economic impact estimation has never been easier: Founded in 1915 by Kodak's George Eastman, CGR delivers expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors.


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www.informanalytics.org

Livability Media

Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live. Through proprietary research studies, engaging articles and original photography and video, we examine topics related to community amenities, education, sustainability, transportation, housing and the economy. We then leverage that expertise to develop city rankings for a range of topics including small towns, college towns and our annual Top 100 Best Places to Live.


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www.livability.com

Localintel

Localintel is an award-winning startup providing communities with the latest online technology to promote their strengths, share market intelligence and support local business growth. From Seattle to New Orleans, Calgary to Kingston communities across North America are benefiting from our next-generation catalogue of online economic development tools. We’re passionate supporters of local business growth and constantly looking for new municipalities, chambers and economic development organizations to work with.


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www.localintel.co

MEET

Would you like to improve your return-on-investment at trade shows?

Whether you're exhibiting solo or you're managing a region/country/island MEET (My Expo & Event Team) can help you maximize trade show performance.

MEET changes outcomes by helping clients engage and enroll quality prospects through events. We develop strategy, provide staffing, secure speaking opportunities, support sales, and measure results. Our focus is on successful execution and continually improving each client's event participation ROI.

Stop by our booth #112 and find out how we can ADD Quality Prospects to the Top of Your Funnel!


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myeeteam.com

MultiView

Economic Development Agencies trust MultiView as their full-service digital marketing solution to attract investment and stimulate growth.

In our 15+ years of experience in B2B digital marketing, Multiview’s learned what makes B2B executives tick. Whether you want the attention of corporate executives who could become investors, show your message to site consultants during their preliminary research or bring back a visitor who left your site, we have targeted solutions for every stage of your prospect’s journey. Our spectrum of Economic Development and Port Authority partners range across the state level, regional tiers, and cities/townships with populations of less than 20,000!

Combining first-party data with best in-class technology, a full-service creative department, and unparalleled B2B marketing expertise, we help you reach your target audience in real time with a message that gets your region noticed.


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www.multiview.com

National Community Development Services

National Community Development Services (NCDS) has conducted over 700 campaigns for community and economic development organizations in 46 states, raising over $1.7 billion. More than 100 of these campaigns have been return engagements to generate fresh capital to renew previous programs. NCDS is known as a fast track campaign company, specializing in on-time, over goal campaigns. The firm introduced the strategic initiative concept to economic development organizations in 1977, which enabled hundreds of communities to gain major funding increases for new multi-year development programs, especially from the private sector.


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www.ncdsinc.net

OCO Global

OCO Global has been providing economic development solutions for over 15 years to leading organizations such as Enterprise Florida, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Jobs Ohio, UK Trade and Investment, JETRO, Invest Hong Kong, UNCTAD and WAIPA. We also work with leading consulting firms such as PwC and EY in support of delivery as well as many private sector companies that we assist on their internationalization journey. With headquarters in Belfast, UK and offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Tokyo, we employ a multinational and multilingual staff of over 60 full time consultants specializing in Trade and Investment. For further information, please see www.ocoglobal.com.


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www.ocoglobal.com

University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute

The central focus of the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) is to provide economic development professionals and those aspiring to the ED profession the tools, skills, and knowledge to be successful economic developers and positively impact their communities and regions. Established in 1962, OU EDI, the only professional level program of its type in the U.S., provides professional economic developers with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today's constantly changing economic development marketplace. The OU EDI experience is designed to immediately impact a participant's professional career by providing comprehensive courses that align with the IEDC manuals as well as the latest trends in economic development. Accredited by the International Economic Development Council, OU/EDI is the only multi-year, professional level program of its type offered in the United States. Graduates of OU/EDI meet the education requirements to sit for the CEcD Exam.


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www.ou.edu/outreach/edi

Research Consultants International FDI, Inc.

Based in Montreal, Research Consultants International FDI, Inc. is a specialized market research firm that provides customized lead generation and business intelligence services for economic development organizations and regional promotion agencies, intended to identify and capture FDI and direct investment opportunities.

We position Economic Developers in front of corporate decision makers that are seeking to expand or relocate their businesses to new geographic locations. We are focused on helping our clients create important business relationships that will serve to grow awareness of their region, promote its economic strengths and increase the likelihood of attracting direct investment.

Leading Economic Development professionals rely on our work every day. We simply deliver results.


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researchconsultantsinternational.com

ROI Research on Investment

ROI Research on Investment is an award winning global authority on lead generation and investment attraction for economic development organizations. Since 2003, ROI has worked with over 350 clients from around the world to attract job-creating, capital intensive, expansion projects. ROI’s core areas of expertise include benchmarking/target industry analysis, lead generation, BR&E strategies, representation services, and customized training covering best practices in modern BR&E and investment attraction.

Following two years of R&D, ROI is pleased to announce the launch of Gazelle; the first-of-its-kind data platform. Gazelle is a powerful one-stop business intelligence platform deploying machine-learning algorithms, human curated intelligence and big data to forecast company growth. Gazelle profiles millions of companies and features over 900 industry profiles that include heat maps illustrating 14 economic indicators at the State and County levels, including: establishment and employment growth, revenues, gross profit, average salary growth, etc. ROI released a Beta version of Gazelle in the first quarter of 2017.


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researchoninvestment.com

Site Selection Magazine

Site Selection magazine is the top-rated US publication covering corporate real estate, facility planning, site location and global economic development. Site Selection - winner of the MAGS/GAMMA Gold Award for Best Business to Business Publication - provides insight and solid business information to corporate real estate executives, managers, directors and other members of the real estate/facility decision team. Site Selection includes information on corporate real estate strategies, real estate markets, business climate drivers, relocation costs and available incentive programs - in short, the key factors involved in corporate facility planning.


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www.siteselection.com

StateBook

StateBook is the first online marketplace for site selection and economic growth and development. Explore reliable information required for site selection decisions for every community in the country, from demographics, taxes and utility costs to quality of life data like museums and golf courses. Connect with economic developers from each location to learn more about their communities, and use our robust tools to search, create meaningful reports, and more. Welcome to the new online meeting place for site selection consultants, EDO'S, business, academia and government.


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www.statebook.com

Townfolio

Named one of Canada's Most Innovative Startups by the Spin Master Innovation Fund, Townfolio is a trusted community profile network used by hundreds of municipalities for the purpose of investment attraction and data automation.

The idea stemmed from international site selection experience, where co-founder Davie Lee learned how difficult it was for businesses to find data on communities in Canada. Ryley Iverson, Townfolio's second co-founder has a background working with entrepreneurs and small businesses and knew opportunities were being missed outside the major centres.

With countless feedback from economic developers, Townfolio was launched as a free community profile network along with budget-friendly software to power municipal websites with up-to-date data.

The platform is open for public use to discover local opportunities and municipal data. Townfolio's broad visitor base ranges from citizens, entrepreneurs and immigrants to some of the largest global companies.

Visit Townfolio to get your free community profile!


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Trade & Industry Development

Trade & Industry Development serves executives within specific vertical industries. Our mission is to help companies perpetuate success by providing clear and crucial insight into the challenge of site selection and facility planning.

By working with thought leaders and experts in various fields, Trade & Industry Development provides actionable content that is both innovative and forward-looking. We are committed to being a valuable and trusted partner for C-suite executives, corporate real estate professionals and site consultants, enabling them to make the best possible decisions - for themselves, their companies and their shareholders


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www.tradeandindustrydev.com

WAVTEQ/ICA

WAVTEQ provides Lead Generation Services to EDOs with key focus on helping EDOs attract FDI from Asia and Europe. WAVTEQ's team of 50 FDI experts located in our 10 offices have attracted over $10 billion of greenfield FDI projects to the US and Canada since 2014. We specialize in lead generation, road shows, trade shows, seminars, events, and in-market representation. WAVTEQ also provides the leading North America database of incentives deals (IncentivesMonitor) and corporate location advisors (FDI Professionals) as well as custom CRM systems for EDOs to track inward investment and measure ROI.

ICA is a global management advisory firm based in Amsterdam and Boston specializing in corporate location advisory, Supply Chain Management, market entry, incentives advisory, free (trade) zone development, economic development strategies, investment promotion strategies, FDI advisory and training & seminars.

Visit www.wavteq.com / www.ic-associates.com
Access WAVTEQ's special report series at www.wavteq.com/publications/

Regional Municipality of York (York Region)

Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Regional Municipality of York (York Region) is Canada's fastest growing region and the 2nd largest business hub in the Province of Ontario, making it a top destination in North America for business, talent and investment. York Region is home to 1.2 million residents, 600,000 jobs and over 50,000 businesses.

York Region is a top location in the GTA and Canada for Foreign Direct Investment. Over 500 foreign companies, including 15 Fortune 100 corporations, have established country head offices or corporate operations locally. These include among others IBM, AMD, Huawei, Lenovo, General Electric, Bank of China, General Motors, Oracle, Philips, Siemens, Toshiba, SAP, Honeywell, Nokia, Allstate, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Aviva, KPMG, Hyundai, Aecom, Parsons, BMW and FedEx.

Named "Canada's largest enterprise solutions ICT cluster," York Region is home to over 4,500 Information & Communications Technology companies, the largest tech sector concentration per capita in Canada and 2nd largest overall. The Region is also Ontario's 2nd largest financial, insurance and real estate services cluster and features other nationally leading industry clusters, including Construction and Consulting Engineering, Healthcare and Life Sciences, CleanTech, Automotive and Auto Parts, Warehousing & Logistics, and Agri-Food.

Up to 25,000 new residents move to York Region annually. The Region hosts some of the most sought after communities in Canada, offering unparalleled quality of life that attracts top global talent. Half of GTA's top 100 neighborhoods are in York Region (MoneySense Magazine), as are 6 of GTA's top 10 secondary schools (Fraser Institute).

York Region's local municipalities include Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Georgina and King.


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