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With Membership by invitation only, the TBIC guarantees that every Member Community offers a business friendly environment, a professional economic development organization and available sites for European companies who are planning to produce in the U.S. 

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Jackson County, AL


Shelia Shepard


Jackson County, Alabama is located one hour from Chattanooga, TN and 45 minutes from Huntsville, AL. Infrastructure includes three rail services, navigable waterways, easy access to five interstate highways and two international airports, allowing industries to quickly reach customer markets. The county has two Alabama Advantage Sites - Jackson County Industrial Park and Northeast Alabama Technology Site, which is a TVA Primary Data Center Site.

Lee County, City of Opelika, AL 
TBIC Founding Member Alabama   

Lori Huguley


Opelika is conveniently located in east central Alabama along the dynamic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Montgomery and adjacent to thriving Auburn University. Opelika presents unparalleled opportunities for business, commercial, retail and industrial development, as well as an exceptional quality of life.

As the first and only city in the state of Alabama to deploy a 100% fiber network offering up to a GIG internet speeds, Opelika, Alabama joins only a handful of other American cities to deploy similar networks. Combining hometown business with advanced technology infrastructure, the town once known for its railroad now has a new "locomotive"- the lightning fast internet speeds.

Ozark-Dale County, AL


Veronica Crock


Dale County serves as the economic hub of Southeast Alabama as it is the home of Fort Rucker and the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence which has an annual direct economic impact of more than $1 Billion in Southeast Alabama. In addition to Fort Rucker, Dale County is home to advanced manufacturing and technology-based employers such as Bell Helicopters, Computer Sciences Cooperation, Michelin, Brown Manufacturing, and MAHA, USA.

City of Auburn, AL

Arndt Siepmann


The City's Economic Development Department creates employment opportunities for the citizens of Auburn and expands the tax base of the community through industrial, commercial and retail development.

The department develops and maintains economic plans, strategies, and programs through the following:

  • Devise and utilize unique marketing techniques to recruit prospects
  • Create and provide competitive incentive packages which may include financial assistance
  • Administer the City's revolving loan program
  • Identify and develop property for new technology parks
  • Maintain partnerships with industries and businesses
  • Provide technical and financial assistance to merchants in efforts to maintain a viable Central Business District
  • Administer the City's small business incubator to allow fledgling industrial projects an opportunity to succeed
  • Work with federal, state, local and private economic development agencies that are able to make resources available for Auburn businesses and industries

Tuscaloosa County, AL

Bryan Chandler


TCIDA is the economic development agency for all jurisdictions within Tuscaloosa County Alabama and is a one stop source for accessing all manufacturing site location data including available sites and buildings, financing, employee training and incentives. The TCIDA, created in 1973, has played a pivotal role in the recruitment of manufacturing jobs to our region of Alabama. Tuscaloosa County is home to some of the most respected and recognized brands in the world.  Companies like JVC, Mercedes Benz, Nucor Steel, and Phifer Incorporated have thrived in their business climate.

The University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College continuously enhance their ever growing workforce with graduates from throughout the United States and many foreign nations. Their work force has proven to be highly productive with a strong work ethic and a successful record of manufacturing for global markets.

Covington County, AL

Rick Clifton, President & CEO


Covington County, Alabama is a great place to locate and grow your business. Covington County communities are well organized for economic development and can work quickly to meet business needs. We furthermore have a number of educational programs that offer ongoing, progressive business/education partners. Covington County has a cost-effective government offering high-quality government services while boasting property taxes among the lowest in Alabama.

Calhoun County, AL

Don Hopper

Lucas Gockel


Calhoun County is home to over 1,000 acres of industrial sites and buildings. Picturesque green sites with views of the Appalachian foothills complement our highly-connected industrial park properties, only minutes from Interstate 20 and various Federal and State highways. They offer customizable and expandable speculative buildings which will allow your business to take advantage of quick start-up times.

They are home to a diverse set of industries, from federal defense contractors to automotive suppliers who service Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Nissan, New Flyer, and other automotive OEM's located in the South. The EDC not only helps bring major industry to East Alabama, but also works with other local business support organizations to foster entrepreneurship and existing business expansion.

Their transportation infrastructure will ensure quick delivery to your customers, and our schools work with existing industries to create a curriculum tailored to the needs of local businesses. With a supportive local government, a skilled workforce, and great location, Calhoun County is a great place to do business.

Shoals Economic Development Authority, AL 

Kevin Jackson


The area known as “The Shoals” is located along either side of the Tennessee River in Northwest Alabama.  The Florence-Muscle Shoals MSA, including the major cities of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Florence, is quickly becoming one of the trendiest areas in the Southeast, blending a unique mix of culture, heritage, blue collar work ethic, quality of life, and an educated community of lifelong learners.  The Shoals has been recognized as one of ten communities in TVA’s Community Livability pilot program, meaning our area possesses the assets that people look for when deciding on a community to make their home. Additionally, the City of Florence received a Valley Sustainable Gold Community Designation for their strides in sustainability efforts. With two hydroelectric dams and two solar farms, join us as we grow into a bright, sustainable future.

Mississippi County, AR
TBIC Founding Member Arkansas


Clif Chitwood


Centrally located at the heart of a great transportation nexus; road, rail, water, and air transportation modes all converge in Mississippi County, Arkansas. We have a lot to offer any company that is interested in the rapid delivery of its products, services, or goods.

Jefferson County, Pine Bluff, AR

Allison Thompson


The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County is dedicated to expanding the industrial and economic base of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Arkansas. That mission is accomplished primarily through assisting the existing businesses and industries in the community to grow and expand; in building upon the existing base through the attraction to the community of additional customers and suppliers; helping the entrepreneur launch a new venture; and attracting entirely new kinds of businesses and industry to the area. The Alliance has two divisions: The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Jefferson County Industrial Foundation.

Located in the heart of the rich Arkansas River Basin farming area, the community is a leading producer of cotton, soybeans, cattle, rice, poultry, timber and catfish. We have a diverse manufacturing base that turns out a variety of products such as processed poultry, automotive closure caps, paper and liquid packaging board, electric transformers, horticultural mixes, cement products and fabricated metals.

Yuma, AZ

TBIC Founding Member Arizona

Julie Engel


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 to over a billion consumers 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 the epicenter for growing produce, durum wheat and medjool dates along with 95 other crops grown in this arid climate. Growing companies needing a dedicated skilled workforce and easy access to their customers and supply source have found the Greater Yuma Region to be the answer to all their wants and needs.

Bay County, Panama City, FL
TBIC Founding Member Florida

Becca Hardin 


The Bay EDA team understands the dynamic nature of the economic development process and the need for confidentiality surrounding the due diligence process. For professional and confidential assistance with your economic development project, contact us. We look forward to working together with you on your location or expansion project in Bay County, Florida.

Nassau County, Yulee, FL

Laura DiBella


When people first think of Nassau County, Amelia Island and our beautiful beaches come to mind.  Look beyond our beaches and you’ll see the landscape of our county is as diverse as our residents and businesses.  Nassau County is where tourism intersects with industry, our railways and highways link to over 50 million consumers and the Port of Fernandina unites businesses with the world.  Nassau County is ideally positioned for new industry and expansion opportunities with a skilled military workforce, unsurpassed logistics network and over 17 million square feet of entitled heavy industrial and commercial space, ready to welcome you.

Santa Rosa County, FL

Shannon Ogletree


Santa Rosa Economic Development is at work every day to match the best workers, sites, incentives, and infrastructure with the businesses growing in and moving to Santa Rosa County.

With certified sites, modern infrastructure and a trained, educated and experienced workforce, Santa Rosa County offers industries an opportunity to maximize their ROI in a community dedicated to providing the best to residents and businesses. From their expanding tourism, vibrant farming community, growing industrial presence, their strong military ties, to their top notch schools, it is nor surprise that Santa Rosa County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.

Carroll County, Carrollton, GA

Daniel Jackson


Carroll Tomorrow, a non-profit public/private economic development organization, facilitates the growth and well-being of Carroll County, Georgia. Specifically, the EDO focuses on four key areas: economic development, workforce education and development, community development and leadership development.

Dalton - Whitfield County, GA

Carl Campbell


Dalton and Whitfield County in Northwest Georgia is a prime location for business expansion, relocation and economic development.Located in the heart of the Southern Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing Corridors on Interstate 75 and just 25 miles south of Chattanooga and 85 miles north of Atlanta, the area is within a day's drive of half the country's population.  Dalton is home to the Carpet and Floor Covering Industry, which is a 21st century innovator in cutting edge technology, applied science, global marketing and services, resulting in new high tech products and patents.

Troup County, LaGrange, GA

Scott Malone


Located less than an hour from the world's busiest airport in Atlanta conveniently located off Interstate 85 in 185, our city is a regional hub for advance manufacturing with a great job base. Our city is home to a wide variety of manufacturing and service business with abdundant infrastructure of water, sewer, natural gas and electricity to support growth expansion needs.

Laurens County, Dublin, GA

Beatriz Lleras


Laurens County and the City of Dublin believe in three basic tenents: location, leadership, and livability. Between Laurens County's location in the Business Heart of Georgia, passionate people, and refreshing lifestyle, the "Three L's" evolve into more than just a talking point. 

Liberty County, Hinesville, GA

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Roland E. Tolley


Located 30 minutes south of Savannah, Liberty County is strategically positioned on Interstate 95 with proximity to Interstate 16. With large master-planned industrial parks, available sites and buildings, an abundant workforce and a robust existing industry base, Liberty County is a prime location for manufacturing and distribution companies looking to expand or relocate their businesses. Companies, both foreign and domestic, have found Liberty County, Ga. to be a place where they can grow globally.

Floyd County, Rome, GA
TBIC Founding Member Georgia

Heather Lathbury Seckman


Situated amid seven hills at the convergence of three rivers, Greater Rome is a place like no other. In this idyllic place, an enviable quality of life and healthy economy thrive. We celebrate the old along with the new: Historical homes and public buildings carefully preserved for generations to come, and cutting-edge technology as progressive new headquarters and industries locate and prosper in Greater Rome. Here you'll find exceptional schools, state-of-the-art healthcare, cultural and recreational amenities and a house to fit all needs and desires.

Houston County, GA

Angie Gheesling


Houston County covers approximately 400 square miles and enjoys a close proximity to interstates, highways, airports and has rail access. The county lies directly along Interstate 75 and is within a short distance of Interstate 16. The county is also located 75 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 165 miles west of the ports of Savannah.Houston County has been experiencing unparalleled growth, growing from a population of 89,208 in 1990 to a population of 139,900 in 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Houston County in 2015 is projected to be 160,698.

Northwest Georgia, GA

Melissa Skinner


Top of Georgia is an economic development initiative that serves as a nonprofit fundraising arm to enhance the marketing efforts of the publicly funded Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority (NWGAJDA). We serve as a way for private individuals or companies to contribute to the economic well-being of the greater Northwest Georgia area including Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties.

Stephens County, Toccoa, GA

Tim Martin


The Stephens County Development Authority was established in 1965 with the goal of achieving continued, sustainable economic growth in our area of Northeast Georgia. The board members and staff are an active, forward-thinking team seeking to diversify our economy, encouraging business retention and expansion to improve the lives of our residents. The Stephens County Development Authority is the primary point of contact for economic development projects. It is a Georgia development authority and public body corporate and politic. 

Henry County, GA

Leah Brown


Henry County, Georgia is located only 20 miles Southeast of downtown Atlanta, with access to a superior talent pool and minutes from the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. With high quality and affordable housing, top-rated public schools and vibrant communities, Henry County is the place to connect your business in Atlanta's New South.

Henry County’s global connections and skilled labor force become home to leading companies in diversified industries, making our county a dynamic place to live, work and play. As the cornerstone of Atlanta’s New South, Henry County’s dynamic employers, modern industrial and office parks and sites, and exceptional quality of life offers a world-class workforce and a welcoming and diverse community, with 21st century infrastructure and extensive educational and career opportunities.

Walton County, Monroe, GA

Shane Short


We are a somewhat rural community located 40 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia off the I-20 corridor and less than an hour from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Walton County is a business friendly community that is aggressive in incentives for industry and has the quality infrastructure of highways, rail, water, sewer, gas, and fiber optics. 

Savannah, GA

Jesse Dillon


Propelling Business

Savannah exhibits a diverse industry mix with five traditional pillars of economic growth which include manufacturing, port logistics, healthcare, academic/military/government and tourism. Advanced manufacturing is critical to the Savannah economy, home to over 280 manufacturing companies and the headquarters for Gulfstream Aerospace. Savannah is home to the third fastest growing port in the World. The Port of Savannah is the single largest container port in North America, with 2 Class I railroads on terminal and 9 deep-water berths the Port of Savannah is the most efficient port in the county. Savannah’s talent pipeline is diverse, young and highly skilled. Among those contributing to Savannah’s workforce are graduates of the area’s colleges and universities, and the more than 4,000 servicemen and women who transition out of the local military each year.

Atlanta, GA

Contact: Nathan Regan


Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta with a mission to increase opportunity and prosperity for residents and businesses in Atlanta by strengthening the city’s economy and global competitiveness. We serve as the point of connectivity for our partners and constituents locally, regionally, nationally and globally. We build and lead coalitions through our powerful network of businesses, educational institutions, and civic organizations. Leveraging a portfolio of economic development tools, Invest Atlanta programs and initiatives focus on developing and fostering public-private partnerships to accelerate job creation/economic growth, neighborhood revitalization/investment, and innovation/entrepreneurship.

Cedar Valley, IA

TBIC Founding Member Iowa

Lisa Skubal


Be part of something greater - The Cedar Valley of Iowa

Grow Cedar Valley is a regional economic and community development corporation working to increase economic vitality and wealth in the Waterloo / Cedar Falls area and surrounding economic region. The Alliance & Chamber has approximately 800 investors that represent over 40,000 employees.

Effingham County Regional Growth Alliance, IL

Craig A. Nielson


Effingham County, Illinois is literally situated at the nation’s crossroads. It is the meeting point of I-57 (North-South) and I-70 (East-West). It is also a major junction for two Class 1 rail carriers, Canadian National Railway (North-South) and CSX Transportation (East-West). Local rail service is provided by Effingham Railroad with neutral access and services to both mainline providers. All of this allows for fast reliable connection to the region, nation and beyond.

If you are looking for a welcoming business environment, quality workforce, low cost of living and Midwestern values, you will find it in Effingham County, IL. From corporate headquarters to manufacturing plants to warehouse facilities, Effingham County is ideally suited. In addition, our local schools and businesses are working together to prepare the next generation with the skills necessary to lead and succeed through programs such as Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) and Construction Trades Education Curriculum (CTEC).

Greater Peoria, IL
TBIC Founding Member Illinois

Lenora Fisher


The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, in collaboration with our local economic and workforce development professionals, is a nonprofit organization driving economic growth in Greater Peoria, Illinois through targeted business and talent development and attraction. Our team of professionals offers a variety of support services to site selectors, developers, and business owners interested in considering Greater Peoria for their newest home.  

East Central Indiana Regional Partnership, IN

Mindy Kenworthy


Welcome to East Central Indiana.  Moving the Future of Business. Together.

This region, consisting of Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush and Wayne Counties, is centrally located in the US and an ideal location for new businesses and expansions.  There are plenty of reasons why.  It is home to thousands of diverse employers.  A skilled workforce with a strong history in innovation, manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, logistics and information technology.  Affordable homes, land and taxes.  World-class educational institutions.  Established transportation networks. Strong heartland values, admirable work ethics and an excellent business environment. 

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, IN

Chad Ruston


Northeast Indiana is an 11-county region that leverages partnerships by working together to increase business investment and attract and retain talent. Our region is made up of AdamsAllenDeKalbHuntingtonKosciuskoLaGrangeNobleSteubenWabashWells, and Whitley counties. Northeast Indiana is rich with diversity. Our intention is to collaborate, improve on what we have, and build new opportunities—together. Today, we have a total population of 779,167 and we welcome more than 60 global businesses. In 2014, Chief Executive Magazine named our state the No. 1 place to do business in the Midwest and No. 7 nationwide. In Northeast Indiana, the American dream is still alive. Whether you are looking to
buy your first home or grow your family, you can do that, and more.

Terre Haute, IN
TBIC Founding Member Indiana

Steve Witt 


As Terre Haute, Indiana’s Lead Economic Development Organization (LEDO), the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation drives development and attraction of targeted business to our community. We implement a focused strategy that aggressively addresses our challenges, works to keep Terre Haute/Vigo County dynamic and vibrant and positions the community for changes in the national and global economies.

South Central Indiana Economic Development Region, IN

Darrell Voelker


The South Central Indiana Economic Development Group is a regional partnership available to provide specialized knowledge and assistance for companies and site selection consultants.

Their services include site location assistance and customized research for business prospects considering South Central Indiana. They can provide cost of doing business analyses, utility rate estimates, community profiles and economic comparative information to help lead you through the difficult maze of identifying the prospective locations that best match your requirements.

The South Central Indiana Economic Development Group is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of South Central Indiana.

East Central Kansas, Emporia, KS
TBIC Founding Member Kansas

Kent Heermann


Emporia is a manufacturing, transportation, trade, medical and value added food processing area. Global companies with facilities here are Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Tyson Foods, Bunge, Cargill, and Hostess Brands. Being located in an agricultural area, our manufacturing plants have a much higher productivity and better work ethic. In fact Simmons Pet Food and Hostess brands have identified their Emporia facilities as the “Flag Ship” plants. Emporia State University and the Flint Hills Technical College provide an education workforce and customized for education for business.

Saline County, Salina, KS

D. Mitch Robinson


The SCEDO is created to be the community’s primary economic development entity with roles and responsibilities to include: industrial, commercial and retail recruitment; support of entrepreneurship and related business development; economic development research and strategic planning; marketing to business prospects and the creation and utilization of key metrics. 

Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS

Andrew Nave


Created in 2015 to expand on existing efforts aimed at making our region more competitive in job creation, talent attraction and capital investment, the Greater Wichita Partnership brought together the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC) and the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) to develop a unique, holistic approach to community growth. Today, the Partnership serves as the region’s economic steward—cultivating a rich and innovative environment to grow local businesses and industries. 

Together we are:

  • Growing primary jobs
  • Empowering local entrepreneurs
  • Developing the workforce of tomorrow
  • Recruiting and retaining talent
  • Improving perceptions
  • Strengthening our region’s urban core

Junction City, KS

Mickey Fornaro-Dean


The EDC is a ready resource for new or existing companies, for relocation or expansion, for any size company or any sector. Our businesses are success stories, from Foot Locker reaching markets and attaining productivity goals faster and more expeditiously, to Advanced Call Center Technologies, which started  with only 50 employees before quickly growing to a staff of 400, with another 300 jobs planned in the near future.
Our EDC slashes red tape and customizes incentive packages, drawing from local, regional, and state funds for maximum impact- for new businesses or existing business expansion. Our services are comprehensive, from site selection to commercial property listings, from data to demographics to small business development.

Franklin - Simpson Industrial Authority, KY

Dennis Griffin


Franklin and Simpson County is an idyllic town situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border and just forty minutes north of Nashville, Tennessee. Franklin/Simpson County is fortunate to be home to over forty industries and service companies with four different foreign countries represented. Franklin has an active downtown area with a variety of shops and galleries as well as concerts and festivals held throughout the year. Franklin offers a number of sports activities, gyms, dance classes and theater arts productions.

Fulton Hickman Counties, KY

Wendy Puckett


Fulton-Hickman Counties Economic Development partnership fosters a dual county effort in West Kentucky to provide a business-friendly climate for growth and opportunity. Both counties boast a reputation of diversified industry and a region with flexible workforce from which to draw. Logistic factors are key for any industry and this area is served by an array of major highways, railroads and slack water riverport on the Mississippi River. Consider Fulton and Hickman Counties for your next location or expansion project.

Graves County, Mayfield, KY

Ryan Drane


Graves County Economic Development, which is centrally located in Western Kentucky, works to support local industry and create economic growth through the development of business and industry in Mayfield, Graves County and the surrounding area of the Jackson Purchase Region of Western Kentucky. Our goal is to bring econonomic growth to our area through retention, expansion, and attraction. We strive to make our community a better place to work, live and raise a family.

With available buildings for a range of production, distribution or warehousing needs, in addition to abundant available land, Graves County is a perfect location to grow your business.

The low cost of living and high quality of life afforded in this centrally-located region of the United States is second to none. Western Kentucky is rich in heritage, creativity and diversity. From performing arts and Civil War battle sites to an agriculture history abundant in tobacco and crop farming, Mayfield and Graves County offer something for everyone.

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, KY

Wade Williams


Northern Kentucky is centrally located where the north meets the south, and the Midwest meets the Southeast. We are a key part of the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region - a thriving metro with 2.1 million people and nine Fortune 500 companies. We are the #1 location for population served within one day’s drive with three major interstates, the busiest inland water port in the US, two Class I railroads, and a top 5 regional world airport.

Marion County, Lebanon, KY


Tom Lund


Located in Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, Marion County is equidistant from Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort. Lebanon, the county seat, is within one day's traveling distance of two-thirds of the nation's population. In recent years, Lebanon has established itself as a center of trade, commerce, and industry in Central Kentucky. Our housing and residential opportunities are readily available and we have very modest tax rates as well as utility costs.

Murray - Calloway County, KY
TBIC Founding Member Kentucky

Mark Manning


Murray, Kentucky is a growing community with a small town atmosphere and excellent quality of life. In addition to a central geographic location located within a one day drive of 60% of the total U.S., Murray has very low crime, excellent schools and very good outdoor recreational qualities. We are home to Murray State University which has high quality programs in engineering, engineering technology, business and occupational safety. Leading industries include iwis Engine Systems of Munich as well as Briggs & Stratton, Pella Windows and more. We have excellent support for industries especially in the tool and die sector.

Morehead, Rowan County, KY

Bob Helton


Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company looking to expand or a high-tech startup, MMRC is the place for you. Our region features a full spectrum of businesses ranging from automotive supplies, retail distribution and logistics to custom manufacturing. We have an educated workforce, premium infrastructure, and rural atmosphere close to modern conveniences. We are home to Morehead State University, Rowan Campus of the Maysville Community & Technical College, and one of the nation’s best public school districts, as well at St. Claire Regional Medical Center. Our recreational areas include Cave Run Lake and The Daniel Boone National Forest. Our region is certainly a great place to work, live, and play.

MMRC is located within six hours to over 50% of the nation’s population and personal income. Direct access to Interstate 64 and business aviation ensuring efficient and profitable transportation. Over 300 acres are available for development. Our Regional Business Park offers a wide range of state and local economic development incentives.

Paducah - McCracken County, KY

Greg Anderson 


Paducah, Kentucky is located at the confluence on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland Rivers.  Our history is built around the river and logistics industries.  Today, Paducah serves as a regional hub for healthcare, retail, and industry.  

Warren County, Bowling Green, KY

Jason Lemle


The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for South Central Kentucky's Business Community. We provide valuable services to our partners, advocate a positive business environment and stimulate economic development for South Central Kentucky. Values are the standards that influence every aspect of our lives. Values provide the direction to our organization's decisions. In all that we do, let us demonstrate our core values:

  • Inclusiveness: We embrace behavior and actions that respect and honor the background, diversity and contributions of all in our community.
  • Integrity: We believe in demonstrating the strength, moral principles, honesty and ethics that warrant the trust of the community.
  • Leadership: We believe the community can only grow and prosper if we have the courage to be bold in our vision and stand by our convictions.
  • Service: We value a commitment to service and believe responsibility and duty are imperative to enrich the community. 

Hopkinsville-Christian County, KY

Mark Lindsey


More and more site selectors are putting Southwestern Kentucky on top of their lists. Why? Sites here offer the whole package to regional and international companies.

  • Excellent selection of first-rate buildings and sites
  • Certified data center site - 315 acres
  • The most comprehensive Work Ready Program in America - Certified in the three-county region
  • Located within a day’s drive of most major U.S. cities
  • Proven international success stories. (Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Mexico and more)

South Western Kentucky is the second-fastest growing MSA in America. Whether you’re in Automotive or Agriculture, Distribution or Food, Machinery, Plastics or Printing, you’ll discover industrial-strength benefits for your business.

Danville-Boyle County, KY

Jody A. Lassiter, JD


Develop Danville, Inc., is the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, an alliance of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Heart of Danville Main Street Program, Main Street Perryville, and the local governments of Boyle County, Kentucky, and its Cities of Danville, Junction City, and Perryville.

Henderson and Webster County, KY

Tony Iriti


Ascension Parish, LA

TBIC Founding Member Louisiana

Kate MacArthur


Strategic location on the US Gulf Coast with barge/dock access on the Mississippi River, 3 Class 1 railroads, highways, an interstate, feedstock pipelines, and an existing trained labor force all in a high population growth area located between the major metropolitan areas of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Come experience the Ascension Advantage. 

Southwest Louisiana, LA 

George Swift


City of Battle Creek, MI
TBIC Founding Member Michigan

Joe Sobieralski


Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU), a private, nonprofit corporation, has received international acclaim serving as the business development arm for the city of Battle Creek. BCU is an enduring alliance of public, private and community leaders, guiding the nation’s first and most successful base conversion into Michigan’s largest modern industrial park - the 3,000-acre Fort Custer Industrial Park.

Cornerstone Alliance - Benton Harbor & St. Joseph, MI

Rob Cleveland


Cornerstone Alliance is a non-profit, investor-governed economic development organization primarily focused on increasing employment opportunities, private sector capital investments and the local tax base in Michigan’s Great Southwest with specialized business services offered in economically distressed areas.

Southwest Michigan First, MI

Ron Kitchens 


Southwest Michigan First is an organization of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic success in Southwest Michigan. Founded in 1999 on the principle that the most powerful force for change is a well-paying job, the organization works across all industries throughout the seven counties making up the Southwest Michigan Region.

Looking to expand, locate or start something new? Southwest Michigan First’s people and services are focused on connecting community capital to respond to its customers’ needs, wants and desires to generate meaningful results. 
Community-driven, Southwest Michigan First is committed to company growth, government and education alignment, acceleration of its vibrant core communities, talent development and communication of its regional advantages.

TBIC Founding Member Minnesota

Brian W. Hanson


APEX is a private sector-led business development engine established to promote sustainable growth in the APEX region. APEX investor-members represent many of the largest and most influential organizations in the region with a vested interest in business attraction, expansion and retention.

APEX business and economic development efforts focus on areas including aviation, technology, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, the organization has impacted over 4,300 jobs in the region, resulting in a regional payroll of over $174.9 million and contributing to over $24 million annually in state and local taxes.

Joplin Regional Partnership, MO
TBIC Founding Member Missouri 

Kevin Welch


The Joplin Region of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma has earned a reputation as the Heart of Work for two key reasons. First, when you look at a map of the United States, you’ll see that we’re located right in the heart of the nation, with a network of highway, rail, and access to water transportation that gives local companies fast connections with the world.

Just as important, their region is known for a highly skilled and self-motivated workforce. Their residents are direct descendants of the people who transformed America’s frontier into highly productive land and communities. They share that sense of determination and a willingness to get the job done.

Kansas City, MO

Jill McCarthy


The Greater Kansas City region spans a large area of the U.S. Midwest across 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri and is home to 2.1 million people. Kansas City is an extraordinarily livable city in the heart of North America and at the new edge of the tech frontier, with one of the world’s most comprehensive Smart City projects in Kansas City, Missouri. Its location in the center of North America offers a unique competitive advantage for supply chain operations with two-day delivery access to 85% of the U.S. population. A strong Euroopeon business influence exists with many companies from accross the continent investing in the Kansas City region. Kansas City offers affordability, capacity for growth, accessibility, and a culture of collaboration.

DeSoto County, Hernando, MS

Jim Flanagan


DeSoto County is the fastest growing county in the State of Mississippi and Memphis MSA. Home to over 200 manufacturers and distributors, our economic base was established in the mid 1950’s with the consolidation of our public schools (now the largest and highly rated in the State), county wide land use controls and industrial recruitment. This commitment to providing a safe, secure, pro-business environment has not wavered, anchored in large part by our focus on a unique, unified approach to our economic development efforts among all public and business partners. Our annual average is 12 new industrial locations and 15 industrial expansions. The only new speculative industrial space constructed in the Memphis MSA over the past 10 years has solely occurred in DeSoto County and presently we have over 3 million square feet under construction. 

Golden Triangle, MS

Jenniffer Pridmore


The Golden Triangle references a North Mississippi region encompassing Columbus, Starkville and West Point. A multi-modal destination, the region boasts heavy-duty water, rail, road and air ways for product and source movement. Three industrial parks serve world-class clients and feature 3 TVA certified mega sites. World class education opportunities, low cost of living and a diverse quality of life all make the Golden Triangle an ideal location.

Greater Jackson, MS

Cody Coker


The Greater Jackson Alliance is a regional alliance organized to develop and implement a marketing strategy to promote Greater Jackson, to enhance cooperation between the various governmental jurisdictions in Greater Jackson, and to facilitate and coordinate economic development efforts for Greater Jackson.

Lauderdale County, Meridian, MS

Welcome to Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi. We are a progressive, proactive, and pro-business community that prioritizes quality economic development. Meridian is located within one day's drive (11 hours) of 55% of the US population. Located at the intersection of two major interstates (I-20 and I-59), three US highways (US 11, US 45, and US 80), and two major state highways (Mississippi 19 and Mississippi 39), Meridian is recognized as the strategic transportation center of the South.

Bill Hannah


Madison County, MS

Madison County, MS

Joseph P. Deason


The Madison County Economic Development Authority, or MCEDA as they are known locally, offers a broad array of economic development, business development, and corporate site location assistance services to new and expanding businesses and industry.

Madison County offers a stable, decidedly pro-business climate and a hardworking, educated workforce that understands and appreciates the value of a good job. The cost of doing business in Madison County is among the lowest in the U.S. And they are centrally located in one of the fastest-growing regions of the United States with close proximity to key U.S. markets and also fast-growing Central and South American economies.

Hinds County, MS

Blake Wallace


The Hinds County Economic Development Authority's mission is to establish, maintain, and carry on a program of diversified economic development that results in the realization of Hinds County serving as the primary business and employment center for the Jackson metropolitan area.

Lee County, Tupelo, MS
TBIC Founding Member Mississippi

David Rumbarger


Tupelo/Lee County is the population, manufacturing, retail and center for Northeast Mississippi–offering a high quality of life and a broad range of attractions. With exceptional workforce development programs including European-modeled apprenticeship programs, Lee County boasts one of the highest manufacturing workforce concentrations in the US, and is home to many international companies including Toyota, Philips, Grammer, and more.

Tunica County, MS

Charles Finkley 


The Tunica County Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1953 by a forward thinking group of local businessmen in order to begin the process of industrial development in Tunica County. The Chamber is governed by a Board of Directors and employs professional staff to manage the business.  In 2004 an Economic Development Foundation was formed to support economic development efforts and this organization is also managed by the Chamber.

Itawamba, Pontotoc and Union Counties, MS

Gary Chandler


Itawamba, Pontotoc and Union Counties are situated in Northeast Mississippi's hill country.  The three counties have long standing traditions in manufacturing.  Manufacturings make up of the total workforce hovers above 30%.  The region is home to a diverse composition of manufacturers today including automotive and automotive components, steel and metal products, and furniture and other wood products. Recreational opportunities abundant with water related activities along the Tenn Tom Waterway in Itawamba County and running and biking excursions along the Tanglefoot Trail in Pontotoc and Union Counties. 

Great Falls, MT
TBIC Founding Member Montana

Brett Doney


Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to lead Great Falls economic development efforts to promote growth, diversification, and the creation of high wage jobs. 

Our trade area includes 13 counties stretching from the Eastern slope of the Rockies to north to the Alberta border. 

Our funding comes from a variety of sources public & private.  The funding is divided in the following manner:

  • 50% by our private investors  (made up of over 150 of the leading companies and property owners in the Great Falls region)
  • 25% by our local public investors (made up of the City, County, Great Falls International Airport, Schools and Universities)
  • 25% through our operations of loan funds and business services.

Our success is made possible by the extraordinary efforts of our partners. Truly, the community spirit of Great Falls is one of our most powerful competitive advantages. We see our role as engaging, leading, guiding and facilitating regional efforts to build a prosperous and sustainable future.

Big Sky Economic Development, MT

Marcell Bruski


Greensboro - Guilford County, NC
TBIC Founding Member North Carolina

David Ramsey


Greensboro-High Point, NC is home to Honda Aircraft, Daimler Trucks, Proctor & Gamble, Syngenta and Volvo North America, among others. These companies depend on our uncongested transportation system as well as the area’s access to three international airports (Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte). Our workforce is connected to advanced training opportunities in mechatronics, robotics, engineering and business thanks to seven colleges/universities.

Rowan County, NC

Contact: Rod Crider


When considering economic development needs, Rowan County, North Carolina is second to none. Their communities offer an unmatched combination of available infrastructure, reduced business costs and market access.

Rowan EDC are strategically located in central North Carolina and the rapidly growing Southeast region, with direct access to interstate highways, rail, and both international and regional airports including their own Rowan County Airport.

Rowan County has a well trained and available workforce to meet changing business needs, as well as a thriving business environment and a welcoming quality of life.

Winston-Salem, NC

Robert Leak, Jr.


Winston-Salem Business Inc. is the only local agency that conducts external economic development marketing. WSBI promotes Winston-Salem and Forsyth County as an excellent business location and provides unparalleled customer service to clients and consultants interested in locating businesses in our community.

Simply, it’s our business to bring new business to our city and county. From manufacturing to information technologies, WSBI focuses on bringing new companies and their latest technologies to the area. The annual marketing efforts include targeting industries and companies in specific sectors (Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Office & Data Centers, Life Sciences, Green business) through various media including print advertising, direct mail, website, email newsletter, direct visits, events, and trade shows.

Omaha, NE
TBIC Founding Member Nebraska 

Andrew Schilling


Cumberland County, NJ
TBIC Founding Member New Jersey

Steven Paul


Cumberland Grows a joint initiative between the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Development Corporation. Our goal is promoting the municipalities of Bridgeton, Hopewell, Maurice River, Stow Creek, Deerfield, Lawrence, Shiloh, Commercial, and Upper Deerfield New Jersey by attracting new businesses and investment. The Western and Southern part of Cumberland County provides an excellent opportunity to grow your business with access to major markets such as the Greater Philadelphia Area, New York Metropolitan, and Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan areas. Giving the region access to over 40 million people within an 8-hour driving distance and 40 percent of the U.S. Population within a day’s drive. Growing in Cumberland County gives you an opportunity as well to global markets. Having access to three international airports (Millville, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City) and shipping ports (Camden, Paulsboro, and Salem) Cumberland County is not only affordable but has thousands of acres of developable space ready for you to locate and grow your business.

Greater Gallup, NM
TBIC Founding Member New Mexico 

Patricia Lundstrom


At Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation we are dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you make the important decisions. We provide the same exceptional service to business whether relocating from out of state or expanding right here in Gallup – McKinley County. Based on the region’s strengths, three priority economic base clusters have been identified for targeted business development and industry recruitment in the City of Gallup / McKinley County region: transportation, energy and health.

Albuquerque, NM

Gary Tonjes


Dramatic improvements to New Mexico's business climate have made Albuquerque an even better choice for companies considering expansion.

Three Rivers Development Corporation, NY

TBIC Founding Member New York

Betsey Hale


We help to strategically plan economic and industrial development initiatives in our community. This includes intown/downtown projects and business development support, working with community leaders within the Bath, Corning, Big Flats, Horseheads and Watkins Glen areas of the Southern Tier of New York.

"The mission of the Three Rivers Development Corporation is to maintain and promote the economic viability of the Southeast Steuben County through Board and staff service to the public and private sectors in the fields of planning, housing, commercial and industrial development, and community renewal."

We will contiinue to provide leadership, facilitation, and technical assistance to businesses and communities primarily in the Corning area, with expectations that we will participate in Southern Tier regional activities, to improve the atmosphere for business development, and help bring about long-term sustainability for the communities.

Rockland County, NY

Lucy Redzeposki


Located in the southeastern part of New York State — just 15 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge, Rockland County is a major crossroads with easy access to interstate highways and all tri-state airports.

Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) focuses on building Rockland’s economy by creating and attracting new businesses and retaining and expanding existing businesses to stimulate job growth as a way of improving the quality of life in Rockland County. Its role is to coordinate the operations of economic development programs and services for business and industry in Rockland County.

REDC provides access to marketing, technical assistance, government contracting programs, information and referrals. Additionally, it houses and administers the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and provides counseling space for the Rockland County chapter of SCORE.

Genesee County, NY

Christopher Suozzi


The Genesee County Economic Development Center is your partner in maximizing the abundant educational, infrastructure and market assets that surround the Buffalo-Rochester Metro Corridor.

Access 2.3 million residents in a short commute, New York’s second and third largest cities, and over 17,000 engineering students in our universities, the best deal in the country on hydropower and Interstate 90 to move your products to 1/3 of the US Population in 10 hours.

The GCEDC has constructed seven development-ready parks that connect our assets and our professional team. WNY STAMP, 1,250 acres, is the largest available mega-site in New York for nanotechnology, photonics, semiconductors and advanced agriculture. Smart investments are met with fast, professional responses and massive electrical, gas, water, sewer and internet capacity.

Allegany County, NY 

Craig Clark


Centrally located among the major cities of the North East, Allegany County, NY is closer than you think. Our interstate highway access and close geographic proximity to 51 % of the U.S. and Canadian population is only eclipsed by our high-quality workforce. If you think New York State means high costs, a cost of living that is 23.7 % lower than the national average, three nationally-ranked colleges, and an unexpected wealth of skilled blue-collar labor; the only real surprise is that you aren't doing business here yet. 

Auglaize County, Wapakoneta, OH
TBIC Founding Member Ohio

Gregory Myers


Auglaize County, Ohio is at the center of the highly profitable U.S. and Canadian markets—within a day’s drive of 50% of population and 60% of manufacturing companies—with cost-savings in speed to market and proximity to supply chain. Labor costs are lower than national averages, but productivity is higher. We have many shovel-ready industrial sites with aggressive incentives. We have many opportunities for FDI success.

Lawrence County, OH

Bill Dingus


The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation was formed in 1983 and was designated the economic development agent for the City of Ironton and Lawrence County. The goal of the agency is job creation and retention as well as to provide assistance in community enhancement projects such as the construction of parks and community centers throughout the county to help the citizens of Lawrence County.

It is a prime area located within a day’s drive of most of the nation’s major eastern and central metropolitan areas. Lawrence County has a reliable, trainable, available workforce; and provides a high quality of life that includes affordable and reliable utility service, excellent medical care and five nearby colleges.

RGP Northwest Ohio, OH

D. Paul Zito


Toledo is located in Northwest Ohio on Lake Erie’s western shore, within a day’s drive of half the U.S. and Canadian markets. Its geographic location makes it an ideal site for transportation, distribution and integrated logistics.

Located just 45 miles from Detroit, Toledo is a major center for the automotive industry. Fiat Chrysler pumps out 300,000+ Jeep Wranglers annually, and nearby GM Powertrain has received more than $1 billion in investments over the last eight years.

This region is blessed with a diverse manufacturing industry base that includes food processing, energy, steel. With dozens of spec buildings and sites ready for immediate occupation.

Businesses will find a trained workforce backed by an educational system of more than 200,000 undergraduate students. Major headquarters in Northwest Ohio include Owens Corning, Marathon Petroleum, Owens Illinois and Dana Corporation.

Ohio has the lowest taxes in the Midwest, and that makes Northwest Ohio an extremely profit-friendly business climate for companies locating here.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, OK

James Collard


The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is the federally-recognized government of the Potawatomi people and exercises governmental jurisdiction in an area bounded by the North Canadian River, the South Canadian River, the Pottawatomie-Seminole County boundary (on the east), and the Indian Meridian (on the west).

Chickasha - Grady County, OK

Cody Mosley


Located a short 35 minute drive down I-44 from Oklahoma City, Chickasha, Oklahoma offers businesses everything they need to relocate or expand. With a low cost of living and well-educated workforce, Chickasha attracts some America's finest professionals. Easy interstate access, international airports nearby and a fully updated technological infrastructure make Chickasha the perfect place for your business.

Duncan - Stephens County, OK
TBIC Founding Member Oklahoma

Lyle Roggow


In 1993, the citizens and businesses of Duncan created the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) to promote the development of existing businesses, attract new businesses, and diversify Duncan's economic base. DAEDF has been good stewards of their responsiblity for over 20 years. By simultaneously building up the local infrastructure (supporting expansions in construction, schools, hospitals, museums, and civic facilities), establishing relationships throughout the community and state, and ensuring that there is a well-trained and vital workforce, DAEDF created an attractive business climate. 

Economic Development for Central Oregon, OR
TBIC Founding Member Oregon

Roger J. Lee


Founded in 1981, EDCO is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders. Our mission is to create a diversified local economy and a strong base of middle class jobs in Central Oregon. To do this, we focus on helping companies do the following:

Move. We attract and guide outside employers through the relocation process as a resource for regional data, incentives, talent, site selection and more.

Start. We mentor and advise scalable young companies from concept to exit on issues such as access to capital, critical expertise, and strategy.

Grow. We partner with local traded-sector companies to help them grow and expand.

Portland, OR

Larry Holt


Greater Portland Inc (GPI) provides support and services to companies seeking to relocate or expand in Greater Portland, a region that spans two states and seven counties. A true public-private partnership model, GPI is supported by more than 70 public-sector partners and private investors who are committed to advancing regional economic development through job growth and investment. GPI and our partners are shaping the region’s economic future and marketing Greater Portland to the world. 

Clearly Ahead Development, PA
TBIC Founding Member Pennsylvania

Rob Swales


Formerly known as Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation, Clearly Ahead Development has rejuvenated their brand by redeveloping their name and logo.  Clearly Ahead has provided economic development services since 1999.  This redevelopment has occurred to create a distinct brand identity within Clearfield County.  With a quality brand comes a quality staff.  Currently, Clearly Ahead has five staff members and is PEDA certified.  Our mission is to “Proudly Serve the Community to Create Growth and Opportunity in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.”

Mercer County, PA

Randy P. Seitz


Penn-Northwest Development Corporation, Mercer County’s lead economic development agency, makes it easy!

As Mercer County’s lead economic development agency, Penn-Northwest strives to benefit our region and make our community a better place. We are a regional player in community and economic development, providing corporate expansion solutions for new and existing industry.

Penn-Northwest provides assistance, training, advice, and guidance to agencies and organizations throughout Mercer County and works to help complete priority projects important to our community. Specifically, Penn-Northwest endeavors to reach short-term goals while taking significant steps toward multi-year goals for economic development through new industry recruitment; a local business calling program, B.A.T. (Business Action Team); and local entrepreneurship and workforce development.

Clarendon County, SC

George Kosinski


Located on the eastern side of Central SC, Clarendon County has a lot to offer. Formed in 1785, the county was named after Edward Hyde, “Earl,” one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina. The county seat, the Town of Manning, is two miles from I-95 and 35 miles north of I-26. Clarendon County is growing rapidly, with an astonishing 21% growth in population since 1990. Clarendon County is business ready, with industrial buildings ranging from 12,000 to 144,000 square feet. Additionally, the county is home to five industrial sites located throughout its 607 square miles of business friendly soil. Intestate 95 runs through the center of the community and the Port of Charleston is a short 80 minute drive.  Based on its strategic location along I 95 products produced in Clarendon County can reach upwards of 66% of the USA market in a day’s travel time. In addition Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE): is within 60 minutes travel time. We were also recognized as the first certified work ready community in the state.  Clarendon County is ready for Business.

Colleton County, SC

Heyward L. Horton


Colleton County is located in the coastal Lowcountry region of South Carolina along Interstate 95. It is home to the Lowcountry Regional Airport (RBW), one of the largest general aviation airports in South Carolina, offering 3 runways and 500+ airside acres. It is only an hour’s drive to the Charleston International Airport (CHS), Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), the Port of Charleston, and the Port of Savannah, as well as the aerospace hubs surrounding the Boeing Dreamliner facility in Charleston and the Gulfstream facility in Savannah. 
With fully developed industrial sites along I-95, Colleton County offers excellent access to transportation routes. Worldwide manufacturers as diverse as Floralife, Crescent Dairy and Beverages, and Meter Bearings Group have located their operations here. These successful industries enjoy low operation costs, a business-friendly environment and access to state of the art workforce training.

Colleton County is located in the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina and is served by the Colleton County Economic Alliance, Inc., as well the regional economic development organization, SouthernCarolina Alliance.  Our team of economic development experts is here to assist you with all of your site location needs.

Colleton County is located in the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina and is served by the Colleton County Economic Alliance, Inc., as well the regional economic development organization, SouthernCarolina Alliance.  Our team of economic development experts is here to assist you with all of your site location needs.

Worldwide manufacturers as diverse as Floralife, Crescent Dairy and Beverages, and Meter Bearings Group have located their operations here.  These successful industries enjoy low operation costs, a business-friendly environment and access to state of the art workforce training.

Midlands Technical College - Enterprise Campus Authority, SC

Charlton L. Whipple 


The Enterprise Campus Authority is organized and operated for the purpose of: (a) creating and advancing the educational opportunities of the students and employees at Midlands Technical College (“College”) by promoting and supporting economic development in the College’s service area; (b) attracting private investment to support the creation of new jobs at the Enterprise Campus; (c) managing, developing, marketing and operating real property, specifically, the Enterprise Campus, on which new or current manufacturing and commercial enterprise may locate and expand; and (d) working diligently to recruit business and industry to the Enterprise Campus, in part to support the economic development and educational mission of the College.

Newberry County, SC

Rick Farmer 


Newberry County is located in the Midlands region of South Carolina. Situated on Interstate 26 and adjacent to the metropolitan statistical areas of Columbia and Greenville, Newberry County is positioned for growth. The Newberry County Economic Development Office works with existing and prospective business and industry to facilitate investment and economic growth in the county.

Oconee County, SC
TBIC Founding Member South Carolina

Emily Hodge


Oconee County (SC) is a vibrant community of nearly 77,000 residents which offers companies a pro-business population and an unmatched quality of life with great proximity to Clemson University. Oconee County is home to over 60 industry-related companies and boasts a labor shed of over 632,000 people. The county is South Carolina’s northwestern-most county, situated on the Interstate 85 corridor, and is the closest South Carolina community to metro Atlanta, yet offers easy proximity to all of Upstate South Carolina’s assets, in particular the South Carolina Inland Port.

SouthernCarolina Alliance, SC

Kay Maxwell


South Carolina is home to some of the most successful and innovative companies in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and technology industries. These business sectors are a key component to their region’s economic success. Thanks to their business friendly environment, their close proximity to major transportation outlets,  workforce and tax incentives, a multitude of industries have found success in the Southern Carolina region of South Carolina.

South Carolina’s exceptional economic climate helps companies hold down operation costs and increase their return on investment. With some of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the nation, the most affordable power in the Southeast, low construction and real estate costs, and a cost of living 12% below the national average, South Carolina provides manufacturers with an overall lower cost of operation.

Their region has prime sites immediately available for almost every kind of industrial purpose. Facilities range from free-standing buildings of a few thousand square feet to developed sites of more than 5,000 acres ready for custom-designed structures to meet the most complex industrial requirements. Most of the sites are state-certified at the highest level by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, making them “shovel ready” for almost any industrial need.

Greater Chattanooga, TN

Charles Wood


The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP) represents a 16-county, three-state area surrounding Chattanooga, TN – the manufacturing magnet of the South and a flourishing technology and entrepreneurial hub.
GCEP serves as your one stop point of contact for coordinating among city, county and state agencies for support with site location, customized research and business and community connections throughout the region.

Lewisburg - Marshall County, TN

Greg Lowe


Lewisburg has a 100-year reputation as a manufacturing hub with 55 manufacturing operations in Lewisburg and Marshall County. In the past five years, we have worked with eighteen existing industry expansions and ten relocations or start-ups totaling over $128M in capital investments. Located on I-65, Lewisburg provides one-hour proximity to Nashville, TN and Huntsville, AL. Lewisburg sits in a nine county workforce area of 400,000 out of a total population of 1,000,000 providing a multi-skilled employment region with an average commute time of 26 minutes.

Maury County, TN

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Travis Groth


Maury County, the 4th fastest growing county in Tennessee, is part of the Nashville MSA and is located 45 minutes south of Nashville. It is the fastest growing county in terms of manufacturing in Tennessee and has consistently been ranked in the top 10 in Tennessee and top 100 among counties in the US for growth and investment.

Memphis, TN

Eric K. Miller


Cedar Hill, TX

Allison J.H. Thompson


Where Opportunities Grow Naturally

Cedar Hill’s robust development has made it a prime location for retail, commercial, technology, industrial, healthcare, residential and recreational opportunities.  Located in the beautiful hill country environment of Joe Pool Lake and the Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill, Texas is the natural choice for those who want big-city amenities with a small-town ambience. 

  • 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas
  • US 67/Rail-served Business Park
  • Pro-business environment with a workforce of over 1 million within a 30-minute drive time
  • Low taxes, low cost of living, quality education, over 3 million sf of retail, and Class A office space
  • To facilitate ad energize relocation and expansion, Cedar Hill offers aggressive economic development incentives

Frisco, TX

Jason Ford


Frisco, Texas is located in Denton and Collin Counties, approximately 25 minutes north of downtown Dallas, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. Frisco is known for business with new corporations calling Frisco home each day. One of the fastest growing communities in Texas, Frisco’s population has grown more than 300 percent since the 2000 U.S. Census. Supported by strong infrastructure, exceptional leadership and quality commercial developments, Frisco has been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 places to live in the United States. Offering a strong economy through diversification, corporate vitality and quality of life, Frisco is proud to be known as a city with progress in motion.

City of Arlington, TX

Marcus Young


At the center of the largest metropolitan area in the state ranked best for business, home to three professional sports teams, the largest business park in North Texas, and one of the fastest growing research institutions in the United states, there’s a lot happening in Arlington.

Arlington, the third largest city of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, has fought its way to prominence and along the way has developed a reputation for being a business-friendly city that is willing to do what it takes to get deals done. When tasked to with making Arlington home to the General Motors Assembly Plant, the city built a lake to properly expand its water source. Celebrating over six decades in Arlington, General Motors continues to believe in Arlington’s community, and recently announced a $ 1.4 billion investment in Arlington Assembly – the largest single facility investment in the United States this year.

Arlington remains an open and accommodating destination for business and investment. It realizes that companies and their employees are the backbone of the community. It’s a big city that still holds strong to its small-town roots – where officials are accessible, economic development is prioritized, and businesses are free to pursue their dreams.

City of Longview, TX
TBIC Founding Member Texas

Wayne Mansfield


Nestled in the “Piney Woods of East Texas”, the City of Longview is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas. Strategically located on Interstate 20, Longview is a prime location for growth. With a population of 82,000, Longview is centered in a 12-county region MSA and attracts a diversified labor force of 320,000 workers. Boasting capacity of 52 million gallons of water per day, as well as an abundance of other critical utilities, Longview is well positioned for growth and development.

Mexia, TX

Susan Cates


Mexia is located on US Highway 84 approximately 90 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. US 84 links the two primary north-south interstates in Texas. Just 22 miles to Interstate 45 and 35 miles to Interstate 35, Mexia is perfectly located as a distribution hub. 93% of the United States population is accessible within 48 hours of Mexia via highway travel! In addition, Texas Highways 171 and 14 provide redundant access to major distribution centers assuring the Mexia business community of uninterrupted logistics systems.

Mexia is located in Limestone County. A business-friendly environment encourages companies to relocate to our community and thrive here! Low cost of living with a high quality lifestyle encourages employees to make their home here.

McAllen, TX

Ralph Garcia


Straddling the Rio Grande at the southern limits of Texas, the McAllen/Reynosa metroplex is one of the most dynamic urban centers on the United States-Mexico border. Within a mere 15-mile radius lives a combined population of more than 2 million people, many of whom are truly binational citizens living and working on both sides of the border. The McAllen Economic Development Corporation believes a city should be more than just a site for you to do business. McAllen EDC believes a city should be a place where you live, work and play.

They will help you become better established in the most strategic area for advanced manufacturing, research, and development. They are also the right place if you are looking to cut costs, become more competitive, and have a vision to be the best company you can be. With a current manufacturing labor force of over 125,000 an average age of 27 years and an annual population growth rate of between 1.5% and 2.0%, labor availability will not be an issue.

Conroe, TX

Fred Welch


As America’s fastest growing city, Conroe is a prime location for a growing business as a very livable community with a low crime rate, excellent health care and education and an incomparable quality of life.

Conroe Park North and Deison Technology Park offer affordable shovel-ready land. Reliable utilities, access to major freeways, Bush IAH and the Port of Houston nearby, a skilled workforce and competitive incentive packages make Conroe a natural choice.

Paris, TX 

Michael Paris


Residents of Paris think of their home as the best small town in Texas. Their mission statement is to plan, promote, finance, and construct opportunities for the retention, growth, and attraction of business that enhance the level of employment, the economic base and the quality of life in Paris and Lamar County, Texas.

Paris has commercial building sites available to suit the needs of your business or industry.

Pharr, TX

Marcela A. Beas


With numerous robust industries, including agriculture, finance, technology, healthcare, and transportation, convenient access to domestic and international markets, a highly educated workforce, and low cost of living, Pharr is the most attractive location for new and expanding businesses in South Texas. The City of Pharr is a place where businesses and entrepreneurs can find a support system that includes critical economic resources. We continuously offer initiatives that pave the way for regional companies to find success in the global marketplace.

Rio South Texas

Matt Z. Ruszczak


Situated on the sunny shores of the Gulf of Mexico and fertile banks of the Rio Grande, the Rio South Texas Region is home to a young population of 3.5 Million people, slightly less than 1.5 Million of which reside off the northern riverbank in the U.S., and over 2 Million who call the southern riverbank in Mexico home. The region’s median age is below 30 and both riverbanks are connected by 13 international bridges. 

Beyond the bridges, the region is blessed with multi-modal infrastructure in form of interstate highway connectivity, commercial rail service, multiple airports, access to the Gulf Intercostal Waterway, a deep-water sea port, cross-border pipelines, and coming soon, a SpaceX launch facility. In addition to a plentiful workforce pool and a wealth of transportation options, Rio South Texas’ strategic location on the U.S.-Mexico Border also grants companies the benefit of access to each country’s cost benefits, the region’s Free Trade Zones, as well as markets around the world thanks to free trade agreements with 65 countries. 

Pflugerville, TX

Amy Madison


The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation’s mission is to make the City of Pflugerville a regional employment center by actively pursuing opportunities in the areas of business retention, expansion and attraction through the promotion of economic and community development.

Victoria, TX

Dale Fowler


The Victoria, Texas region is supremely equipped to put you in touch with the world with the presence of a shallow draft barge port, a deep water port, three Class I railroads, a commercial airport, and an interstate-quality highway US Hwy 59; the designated I-69 superhighway.

Victoria’s premier location in the geographic center of Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi places us within a 2 hour drive of 4 of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation and more than 7 million people. Victoria Texas is the industrial, educational and cultural hub of a seven county region.

A strong core industry cluster of manufacturing and petro-chemical operations fortifies Victoria’s vibrant and diverse economy. Qualified, shovel-ready sites and significant community investments in workforce development make Victoria, Texas an optimum location for your business.

Waco, TX

Kristina Collins


Deep in the heart of Texas, Waco is perfectly located within a 90-minute drive of Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin for weekend trips out of town or transporting products to a diverse clientele. Deciding where to live in Greater Waco may take awhile because of the diversity of housing options—from historic homes in close-in neighborhoods to a Texas ranch! Lakeside and riverfront homes are attractive to many as are planned developments in the suburbs. Increasingly, young professionals and empty nesters are moving downtown where lofts and apartments enable residents to be “out and about” enjoying restaurants, parks, cultural amenities and the Brazos riverwalk. Housing costs in Greater Waco are 87 percent of the national average.

The Waco Texas region is a great place to call home and conduct business, with an outstanding array of community assets—from arts to education and big-time college sports to recreation—coupled with a strong, diverse and growing economy to support further improvements in its quality of life.

Weslaco, TX

Marie DcDermott


The Economic Development Corporation of Weslaco (EDCW) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the creation of jobs through recruitment of new industry and helping existing companies relocate and/or expand. Our objective is job creation and adding wealth to the city of Weslaco.

The EDCW serves as a catalyst in increasing economic wealth and growth in Weslaco by fostering a positive business environment; assisting and facilitating investment in business interests in Weslaco; and adding value to Weslaco’s tax base.

Weslaco's central location to Texas and Mexico allows logistics companies to distribute products fast and efficiently.

East Montgomery County, TX

Frank McCrady


The East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Houston along Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 NAFTA Corridor, amid robust population growth in the region's northeast quadrant.

Created in 1997 through Senate Bill 921 and ratified by local voters, the East Montgomery County Improvement District is at the forefront of economic and community development activities within its 158 square miles located just north of the Montgomery/Harris County line, Kingwood, and the northern city limits of Houston, making it the largest improvement district in the nation. The District collects a $.01 - $.015 sales tax on all sales taking place within its borders. These monies are in turn used to promote and maintain economic and community development activities in East Montgomery County.

Their economic development program provides cash, land, infrastructure and other forms of incentives in return for jobs being created in the District. Their community development program provides funding for local non-profit and community needs to enhance the quality of life for residents. Finally, their educational scholarship program provides $1,000 to every graduating high school student or GED recipient within the District to further their education through college courses. It also provides 20 $500 merit-based scholarships for current college students who graduated from schools in East Montgomery County and want to continue their college education.

Brownsville TX

Mario Lozoya



Brownsville is located on the Southernmost tip of Texas, united by the Rio Grande River from its Mexican sister city, Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The area has become a hub for international trade and commerce due to its ideal geographic location, solid infrastructure and logistics, valuble resources, pro-business climate, a young skilled workforce on both sides of the border, low labor costs, and the region's overall low cost of living. 

The Borderplex Alliance, TX

Marcos Delgado


The North American Borderplex is home to 2.5 million individuals and one of the world’s largest bilingual workforces.

The region boasts five major universities, three medical schools, and three military installations. We are the seventh largest manufacturing hub in North America and a globally competitive advanced manufacturing center, with over 340 significant manufacturing operations, employing over 275,000 individuals in the region.

The North American Borderplex has a powerful regional story to tell - one of enormous growth, a vast workforce, large, long-term manufacturers, comprehensive logistics and transportation network and some of North America’s largest military assets. Some of the region’s competitive assets include international border location; world-class manufacturing infrastructure; strong universities and research; medical schools; large U.S. military bases; life science centers of excellence; tourism; and a vibrant binational, bilingual culture.

Kilgore, TX

Jana Russell


Kilgore is located east of Dallas on Interstate 20 and is considered a manufacturing center in the Northeast Texas area.  A full 20% of employment is in goods producing sectors.

KEDC’s mission is to enhance a business climate that is conducive to job creation and retention improving the standard of living for Kilgore residents.

Our vision is a diverse economy that attracts and retains high impact projects and quality jobs.

We value high impact results with outstanding customer service.

New Braunfels, TX

Chester Jenke


Communities like New Braunfels are unique. Refined by old-world German and Hispanic heritage and complemented by an affordable and unmatched quality of life, it’s no wonder we now rank as the second fastest-growing community in the United States. New Braunfels also boasts exceptional transportation networks, multiple universities within a 30-minute drive, and a pro-business leadership, tax and regulatory environment. 

New companies such as Boon-Chapman, Seasons Group, Calendar Holdings and TaskUs have already realized the advantages of a growing, well-trained, 500,000-person-strong workforce. These recent expansions and relocations have further strengthened our industry bases in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and distribution, and aviation businesses.

Hampton Roads, VA
TBIC Founding Member Virginia

Amy Parkhurst


Recognized by the International Economic Development Council, The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) is one of 46 Accredited Economic Development Organizations (AEDO) in the nation. Representing 9 cities and 2 counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia's Hampton Roads region, HREDA highlights the unique assets of our 11 localities while emphasizing the collective strengths of the region.

The mission of the Alliance is to market Hampton Roads as the primary region of choice for economic investment and business expansion and to serve as the area’s lead regional economic development and marketing organization to recruit and encourage new and expanded business development and a talented business employment pool to locate in Hampton Roads.

Halifax County, VA

Brian Brown


Halifax County, Virginia is ideally positioned to help foreign companies expand their operations to the United States. Globally we are positioned on east coast, mid-Atlantic region and therefore able to do business with Europe and the U.K. during the same business day. Our extensive, well-kept and high-speed highway system puts Halifax just 3 hours’ drive from Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Defense industry’s headquarters; less than 10 hours’ drive of 60% of the U.S. population and its largest markets and suppliers; just 2 ½ hours’ drive west of and on the same highway as the Port of Virginia – the east coast’s deepest natural seaport and full intermodal facility; and a 1 ½ hours’ drive of three international airports including daily direct flights to London and Paris. Halifax, VA has build-ready sites, graded and appointed with robust and affordable power, water, sewer, natural gas and data. The southern woodlands and agricultural lands allow us to support strong wood products and value-added ag-processing.

University of Virginia Research Park, VA

Deborah van Eersel


Drug discovery, radar technology, and injury biomechanics are just a few of the research developments happening every day at the University of Virginia Research Park. 

By providing state-of-the-art facilities and working in tandem with the University of Virginia, local economic development partnerships, and the region’s top employers, the UVA Research Park serves as a catalyst for the creation and enhancement of research and business collaboration for the economic and societal benefit of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Central Virginia region, and the nation.

Virginia's Growth Alliance, VA

Jeff Reed


Strategically located midway between Richmond, the capitol of Virginia, and Raleigh, the capitol of North Carolina, Virginia's Growth Alliance is in the perfect position to help your company grow. Advanced transportation infrastructure, extensive fiber broadband, and dedicated people are ready to serve you.

Brunswick County, VA

Charlette T. Woolridge, Ph. D.


Brunswick County Department of Economic Development is here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county’s business climate, we’re ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you’re a start-up or well-established player.

Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance, VA

Joshua M. Lewis


Located at the crossroads of interstate 81 & 77, two major east coast interstates, the region is ripe for opportunity and investment.  Equipped with some of the best greenfield sites in Virginia, as well as a low-cost business environment.  Lower taxes, lower utility rates, and lower cost of living provide for lower than average wages.

 Access to a premier United States engineering institute at Virginia Tech and state of the art workforce development programs.  In turn 20% of the region’s labor is employed in manufacturing industries.  Due to these assets many international companies operate and thrive in the region.  Learn how We Build it Better in Virginia’s i81-i77 Crossroads.

Richmond, VA

Olga Molnar


Lewis County, WA
TBIC Founding Member Washington

Eric Sonnenberg

Matt Matayoshi


Lewis County’s economy has historically been based on natural resources, especially forest products, which continue to play a major local component. Recently however our community has begun to diversify into other types of industries. Now we represent diverse sectors of the economy including energy production, manufacturing, and distribution. The community is supportive of the new industry and continued diversification of business. 

New River Gorge Development Authority, WV
TBIC Founding Member West Virginia

Joseph Brouse


The New River Gorge Regional Development Authority initiates, facilitates and supports the community and economic development efforts within the counties of FayetteNicholasRaleigh and Summers located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. The NRGRDA stimulates the regional economy through business expansion and retention efforts, including an extensive portfolio of financial services, the management of sites for new companies locating to our region, and serving as a point of access for local service providers which offer a variety of technical assistance for business owners.  Our extensive economic development partner network consists of federal, state and local business service providers, including chambers of commerce, business and community leaders, workforce training organizations, schools, colleges and universities and government agencies and other partner agencies and representatives as needed.

Laramie County, WY

Anja Bendel 


Cheyenne LEADS is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving as the economic development entity for the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. LEADS is funded by the Cheyenne business community with more than 300 corporate and individual dues-paying members, and through contracts with the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County, and the Cheyenne-Laramie County Joint Powers Board. LEADS can assist non-retail businesses in all phases of relocation or expansion in the area.

Innovative in encouraging growth, Cheyenne LEADS is the owner of the Cheyenne Business Parkway, a 900 acre business park with 300 acres still available in parcels ranging from 4 acres to 60 acres, and the North Range Business Park with 740 total acres of which 220 are available in 10 parcels from eight acres to 45 acres. Both business parks are shovel ready and enjoy immediate access to I-80.

Cheyenne LEADS will position Cheyenne and Laramie County as a location of choice for new and expanding businesses. Attract jobs that provide livable incomes by encouraging new capital investment in a strong, diversified economy. Foster employee training and workforce development. Be a countywide, community-based organization. Be a positive force in statewide economic development.

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