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2019 Exhibitors

June 10 – 12, 2019 | Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

2019 Exhibitors


  • American Electric Power www.aeped.com The Economic and Business Development team at American Electric Power (AEP) provides comprehensive location advisory services to help you locate or expand your business. Backed by the power of the nation’s largest electric service territory covering 11 states, one call to our team gives you access to diverse geographic options and energy solutions not typically available from other utility companies.
  • BDO www.bdo.com BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services tailored to companies operating in the United States and across the globe. Our network extends across 162 countries and territories, with more than 73,000 people working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service and assistance in achieving their business and financial goals.
  • Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company www.blsstrategies.com Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company (BLS & Co.) helps some of the world’s largest corporations identify the best locations, negotiate incentives, secure development approvals, and optimize energy strategies. To date, BLS & Co. has successfully negotiated incentives packages for client companies exceeding $1 billion. The firm is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with offices in New York City and Chicago.
  • Black Hawk Economic Development, Inc. www.bhed.org Black Hawk Economic Development is a non-profit economic development organization that assists new and existing businesses in the State of Iowa. In addition through an affiliate, the organization works with businesses and communities across the continental United States through the Federal New Market Tax Credit Program.
  • Bureau van Dijk www.bvdinfo.com With information on 275 million companies around the world, Bureau van Dijk is the resource for company data. A key benefit of our information is how simple we make it to compare companies internationally. Our information includes: what companies do and how they’re performing; financial data, legal entity details, FDI & M&A activity and news; and corporate structures and ownership.
  • CDH www.cdhcpa.com CDH is a Chicago based international accounting firm. If you are investing in the U.S. by setting up a company or branch, we are the right firm. With 85 people in our three offices, we cover Greater Midwestern Region of the U.S. We offer cloud-based accounting software, accounting outsourcing, bookkeeping, audit, and tax return preparations and more.
  • Charlotte USA www.charlotteusa.com A nonprofit, public/private economic development organization, the Charlotte Regional Partnership leverages regional resources to market the 16-county Charlotte region. The Partnership’s business development activities position Charlotte USA for sustained, long-term growth, job creation, and investment opportunities.
  • Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation www.ssmma.org/economic-development-6/ The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) is a 5Ol(c)(3) Corporation that develops and implements economic development programs of the SSMMA and its investors. The mission of the CSEDC is to identify, organize and mobilize public and private resources that will result in the creation and expansion of businesses, thereby providing economic growth, sustainable jobs, and development in the Southland.
  • Choose New Jersey www.choosenj.com/home.aspx New Jersey offers a highly educated workforce, a perfect location in the heart of the U.S. Northeast and unparalleled global access. Located within a day’s drive of 130 million consumers, New Jersey offers easy world access via its extensive road and rail network, #1 East Coast seaport and daily nonstop flights to 200 cities.
  • CIDEP www.cidepiqc.com CIDEP has over 12 years of experience in providing economic development services to investment attraction agencies and economic development organizations. We provide FDI lead generation services as well as trade & export support to worldwide Economic Development Organizations.
  • Arlington, Texas - Office of Economic Development www.arlington-tx.gov/business The City of Arlington, Texas is located at the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, 8-miles from the country's third largest airport. It's home to three professional sports teams, the largest business park in North Texas, and one of the fastest growing tier-one research institutions in the United States, the University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Clayco www.claycorp.com Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget and above and beyond expectations.
  • CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) www.claconnect.com CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) is a professional services firm delivering integrated advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to help clients succeed in the global marketplace. A member firm of the Nexia International network, CLA acts as a one-stop-shop, providing Global Concierge Services for our clients. We help with all their international business issues, including expansion into the U.S. and entity set up.
  • Crowe LLP www.crowehorwath.com Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Connecting deep industry and specialized knowledge with innovative technology, our dedicated professionals create value for our clients with integrity and objectivity. We forge each relationship with the intention of delivering exceptional client service while upholding our core values and strong professional standards.
  • Duke Energy www.duke-energy.com/partner-with-us/economic-development/business-recruitment Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7.3 million electric retail customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Our business recruitment team helps end users, site consultants and real estate firms identify sites and buildings during the site selection process within our six-state service territory.
  • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina www.edpnc.com The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is a public-private nonprofit organization responsible for business recruitment functions previously conducted by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. On behalf of the state, the EDPNC also supports existing employers, helps to increase North Carolina exports, assists in the formation of new business start-ups, and markets the state for travel and tourism.
  • New York State of Opportunity www.esd.ny.gov New York State is committed to helping your business thrive and grow. With world-class infrastructure, creative incentives, the lowest taxes in decades and a diverse and talented workforce, New York State is attracting the companies of the future. To find out more about how New York State can help your business grow, go to esd.ny.gov.
  • Enterprise Florida, Inc. www.enterpriseflorida.com Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy.
  • EY www.ey.com EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The industry-based insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. It’s part of building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities.
  • European American Investment Council (EAIC), LP www.eaic-fdi.com The European American Investment Council (EAIC) provides an effective platform and a unique opportunity for companies interested in expanding towards the United States. The EAIC is the official European representative of selected U.S. cities, counties, chambers of commerce and service providers. It is our mission to promote transatlantic trade and investment.
  • Fairfax County Economic Development Authority www.fairfaxcountyeda.org The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.
  • fDi Intelligence www.fdiIntelligence.com fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times, is the largest FDI centre of excellence globally. Specializing in all areas relating to foreign direct investment and economic development, the 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 to generate business leads.
  • FirstEnergy Corporation www.firstenergycorp.com FirstEnergy is a leading US-based utility which provides assistance to companies considering locating or expanding their business in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland. We offer locally-based staff who know the area and businesses. Our specialized foreign investment team offers a full suite of location advisory services including a European support office based in the Netherlands.
  • Fulton County Center for Regional Growth www.fccrg.org The Mission of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is to strengthen our economic base, facilitate sustainable growth, enhance the competitive position of our region, its counties, towns and cities and facilitate investments that build capacity, create jobs, improve quality of life and increase the standard of living for all of its residents.
  • Global Location Strategies www.globallocationstrategies.com Global Location Strategies is the leading site selection and incentive negotiation firm for capital, labor, energy, and water intensive manufacturers. Since the 1970s, GLS has assisted clients in over 50 countries choose the optimal location for their new, expanding, or relocating operation.
  • Gray Construction www.gray.com Gray Construction is a nationally ranked design-build contractor with nearly 60 years of experience with customers from around the world. Gray provides engineering, architecture and construction management services throughout the U.S. and Canada to the following markets: manufacturing, automotive, distribution, food and beverage, hospitality and retail facility construction.
  • Great Falls Montana Development Authority www.gfdevelopment.org Public/private economic development organization serving the Great Falls north-central Montana region. Our economy excels in food and agricultural processing, steel fabrication, energy production and support, aerospace, heath claims processing, and back office/call center operations. New BNSF-certified rail industrial park. Home to successful Canadian, French and Japanese owned manufacturing operations. Interstate 15 corridor between Calgary and Salt Lake City.
  • SelectChicago www.selectchicago.org SelectChicago® puts cities, counties and EDOs directly in contact with investors around the world. SelectChicago® acts as an intermediary to help connect Chicago-area governments, EDOs and public-private partnerships with investors, manufacturers and others looking to invest in the US. The SelectChicago® Conference takes place annually in conjunction with the SelectUSA Summit. SelectChicago® is a program of the GWDC, a 501c3.
  • Indiana Economic Development Corporation www.astatethatworks.com Indiana is taking its economy to the next level with a focus on high-priority industries and high-demand jobs driving Indiana’s economy forward. Creating the opportunity for all Hoosiers to earn a good living and prosper in a diverse economic environment that encourages growth, creates and retains the jobs of today and attracts and invests in the jobs of tomorrow.
  • INBLF (International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms) www.inblf.com INBLF is a distinguished network of boutique law firms across the United States and Canada and independent full-service firms internationally. INBLF offers businesses, investors and entrepreneurs seamless access to high-quality, reasonably-priced legal services in their home countries and the U.S. INBLF’s carefully selected and experienced lawyers practice in virtually every area of interest for doing business in U.S. markets.
  • Intersect Illinois www.intersectillinois.org Intersect Illinois is a state-wide, privately funded non-profit (501c3) dedicated exclusively to increasing Illinois' competitiveness for job creation and attraction.
  • JobsOhio www.jobs-ohio.com JobsOhio is the state’s lead economic development organization charged with driving job creation and capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. The JobsOhio team of industry experts understands the needs of growing businesses and supports them with the guidance, contacts and resources necessary to succeed in Ohio. Visit our website to learn more.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce www.kansascommerce.gov The Kansas Department of Commerce provides comprehensive site location assistance to firms interested in expanding in the United States. We can provide information related to a company's site search such as buildings and land and prepare a state incentive offer, including no personal property tax on machinery and equipment, sales tax exemptions, income tax credits, workforce training and financial assistance.
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development www.thinkkentucky.com From single-employee startups to century-old brands, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development helps businesses of all sizes select, grow, and succeed in Kentucky. With experts in Asia, Europe and throughout Kentucky, the Cabinet responds quickly to businesses around the world. We build long-term relationships, arrange workforce recruiting and training and assure access to the individualized resources companies need for success.
  • Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance www.yeslynchburgregion.org We lead regional economic development through enhancing the business climate, cultivating talent, generating jobs and investment, promoting our brand and image globally. The Alliance focuses on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion, and retention, and new job creation; advocacy; workforce development; connecting people and businesses; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of local and regional leadership.
  • Mississippi Development Authority www.mississippi.org The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency, with approximately 300 employees engaged in providing services to businesses, communities, and workers throughout Mississippi. The agency works to recruit new business to the state and retain and expand existing Mississippi industry and business.
  • Missouri Partnership www.missouripartnership.com The Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization designed to increase the visibility of Missouri as a globally competitive business location and attract new jobs and investment to the state. Since our inception, Missouri Partnership has led or supported in the successful recruitment of 100+ projects, more than 13,000 jobs and $1.2 billion in capital investment to the state.
  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development www.opportunity.nebraska.gov The lead economic development agency for the State of Nebraska. Focused on helping local companies grow their exports while providing every possible assistance to new international investors. Nebraska has a diverse and growing economic base with many successful international projects and investments. Come grow with us.
  • North Eastern Strategic Alliance www.nesasc.org The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) is a regional economic development organization comprised of nine counties in South Carolina's northeastern corner. NESA aids companies through a variety of services including regional site selection and building/site tours, demographic/socioeconomic data and information, coordinating with state and local permitting entities and utilities, as well as coordinating incentive and workforce development with necessary entities.
  • New Hampshire Division of Economic Development www.nheconomy.com With its favorable tax climate, exceptional quality of life, educated workforce and geographic location in the heart of the Northeast Boston/Metro market, the state of New Hampshire appeals to businesses looking for a place to invest, thrive, and prosper. New Hampshire’s economic development office assists businesses with site selection, permitting, financing, workforce development, government contracting, exporting, and more.
  • NMpartnership www.nmpartnership.com The New Mexico Partnership provides confidential, site selection assistance for companies interested in finding workforce talent, aggressive incentive programs and a business climate designed for long-term success. The Partnership serves as a one-stop-shop offering complementary data and services in coordination with its community partners statewide.
  • Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
  • Virginia's New River Valley www.newrivervalleyva.org Virginia's New River Valley provides both an eclectic small town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative business community with a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. Offering the best of all worlds - magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, arts, entertainment, and education - it's a natural fit for new and expanding businesses.
  • Pennsylvania Community & Economic Development www.dced.pa.gov/fdi A leader in cross-border projects, Pennsylvania is committed to breaking down barriers for international businesses. Nearly 6,500 international companies have already invested here and found success - why not join them? From agribusiness and life sciences to energy and advanced manufacturing, we offer the most strategic, market-central location in the heart of the Northeast U.S.
  • Roanoke Regional Partnership www.roanoke.org Companies from all over the world have chosen the Roanoke Region of Virginia as a place to do business in the United States of America. Strong industry clusters in transportation, food and beverage, life sciences, and technology boast skilled workers and take advantage of excellent training providers, and a low cost of doing business.
  • Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP www.sgrlaw.com SGR is a national law firm with a focus on advising German, Italian, Japanese and Korean clients in the areas of contract, corporate, real estate, business, and immigration law. We have 220 lawyers in 9 office and advise our foreign clients in the native language.
  • State of South Carolina www.sccommerce.com From its low tax and low regulatory business environment to its highly-skilled workforce and tremendous global connectivity, South Carolina offers businesses many competitive advantages. As a state, we encourage companies to come and discover for themselves what industry heavyweights Boeing, BMW, Bridgestone, Continental, Giti Tire, Google, Mercedes-Benz and Michelin already know – the Palmetto State is ‘Just right’ for business.
  • South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development www.sdreadytowork.com The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development focuses on retention and expansion of existing South Dakota businesses, financial assistance for startups and site selection and incentive offerings for business recruitment. Business recruitment efforts are focused on four targeted industries: Value-Added Agriculture, Bioscience; Financial Services; and manufacturing.
  • South Metro Denver Chamber www.bestchamber.com The South Metro Denver Chamber brings together business leaders working toward one goal: the prosperity of the business community in South Metro Denver. Today, with over 92 years under our belt, the South Metro Denver Chamber is one of the most influential forces in the region with three key areas of focus: public policy, economic development, and business engagement.
  • StageXchange www.stagexchange.com StageXchange’s mission is to reduce barriers to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by streamlining the due diligence process through standardization, information management, and integrated financial modeling. StageXchange aims to amplify the efforts of economic development offices (EDOs) seeking to connect foreign capital to local enterprises, real estate developments, and infrastructure projects.
  • State of Alaska www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ded/ The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development works closely with private industry in Alaska and promotes doing business and investment in Alaska. The division is tuned in to upcoming projects in need of investment ranging from small projects to very large projects in a wide range of industries throughout Alaska.
  • State of Georgia www.georgia.org As a global leader in the marketplace, companies, site selectors, and visitors say that Georgia has a totality of assets to offer. The Georgia Department of Economic Development and local economic development partners across the state work to attract new business investments, encourage expansion of existing industries and locate new markets for Georgia products.
  • State of Iowa www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com The Iowa Economic Development Authority seeks to grow Iowa's economy by helping existing companies expand and attracting new businesses to Iowa. With representatives in all world regions, Iowa is well-positioned to assist global companies establish or expand their presence in North America. Iowa's business-friendly government and low cost of doing business make it a great place for your business location.
  • Minnesota Trade Office www.mn.gov/deed/invest The Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) provides assistance to foreign-owned enterprises considering Minnesota or the more than 700 foreign-owned businesses already operating in Minnesota. In cooperation with other state, regional, federal, and corporate partners, we provide solutions and opportunities for foreign-owned enterprises. Minnesota is particularly strong in medical technology, biotech, agribusiness, manufacturing, transportation, ICT/IT, and logistics.
  • State of Oregon www.oregon4biz.com “Oregon is the picture of economic health . . . the most improved in the U.S. in the last year.” – BloombergView, February 2016. Oregon firms lead in technology, food processing, metals and machinery, renewable energy and clean technology, medical devices and athletic gear and apparel. Other distinguishing characteristics include global transportation networks, Pacific Rim access and a superior workforce.
  • Team Texas www.goteamtexas.com Founded in 1986, Team Texas is the state business attraction program through Texas Economic Development Council. Our mission is to create opportunities for job creation, increased investment, and economic diversification as a team of future-focused and collaborative Texas communities and partners. We work to promote Texas for a myriad of industries, which are available at goteamtexas.com/key-industries.
  • The Austin Company www.theaustin.com The Austin Company offers complete in-house services, including planning, location consulting, site certification, and facility design and construction for industrial and commercial companies around the world. Austin was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878 and its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with regional offices throughout North America. Austin became part of Kajima USA in 2005.
  • Middle Tennessee www.mtida.org Middle Tennessee is an attractive location for investment not only for its business-friendly environment and groundbreaking education initiatives but for its pristine natural beauty and rich culture. As a leader in automotive supply, food processing, ceramic production and advanced robotics, we are passionate about connecting industry clients to the right resources, incentives and services to ensure successful investments in Tennessee.
  • Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development www.business.utah.gov Utah has consistently won “Best U.S. State for Business” rankings from Forbes, CNBC, and other thought leaders. With a stable and predictable business-friendly climate, we offer low operating costs, transportation infrastructure, excellent governance and people who work hard. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development stands ready to help investors identify productive opportunities. Contact us today at businessutah@utah.gov.
  • Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority/Virginia's e-Region www.vaceda.org Virginia's e-Region in southwestern Virginia is strategically located in the East Coast of the United States and offers sites up to 800 acres and available buildings for businesses looking for new locations or expansions for their United States operations. Unique incentives, responsive training programs, and a ready workforce are a few of the reasons to consider investing in this region.
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership www.yesvirginia.org The Commonwealth of Virginia is a premier business location, with competitive operating costs, a pro-business environment, access to global markets, and a skilled and diverse workforce. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership can support you with a competitive solution and ongoing support for long-term success. Visit us at www.YesVirginia.org.
  • Washington State Department of Commerce www.choosewashingtonstate.com The birthplace of such business legends as Amazon, Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft and Starbucks, Washington State has built a reputation as a place where legendary businesses take root and flourish. The Department of Commerce makes it easy for you to do business in Washington State, expand strategically and hire the most talented workers.
  • West Virgninia Department of Commerce www.westvirginia.gov To provide information and incentives to attract companies who will create good paying jobs for the citizens of West Virginia.
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation http://invest.inwisconsin.com/en/ Wisconsin is at the center of America. Our work ethic made us industry leaders but it’s our curiosity that fuels our growing leadership in today’s cutting-edge industries. -Aerospace -Advanced Manufacturing -Energy, Power & Control -Food & Beverage -Medical Devices & Life Sciences -Water Technology
  • World Trade Center Los Angeles www.wtcla.org The World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) is a not-for-profit public benefit organization dedicated to attracting foreign direct investment to the Los Angeles region and facilitating business opportunities between Los Angeles and international companies. As a leading international trade service organization in the region, WTCLA supports the development of international trade through education, business assistance, and matchmaking services.