SPONSORS

Accrisoft

Accrisoft Corporation provides a finely tuned blend of technology and services that empower your economic development organization to accomplish your goals and better serve investors. Accrisoft Freedom™ is a comprehensive software solution that spans across your organization's operations, finance, marketing, and sales departments, allowing your entire team to work together harmoniously on a single platform.


Chairman's Club


www.accrisoft.com

DCI

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


Chairman's Club


www.aboutdci.com

EMSI

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


Chairman's Club


www.economicmodeling.com

ESRI

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


Chairman's Club


www.esri.com/econdev

ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry, with more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity, serving as job creators, drivers of GDP, and a critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the collection of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. In addition to being fiscal engines, they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate and participate in philanthropic endeavors. For the latest news from ICSC and the industry see www.thecenterofshopping.com.


Chairman's Club


www.icsc.org

OCO Global

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


Chairman's Club


www.ocoglobal.com

StateBook

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


Chairman's Club


www.statebook.com

Jacksonville Office of Economic Development

The Jacksonville Office of Economic Development's (OED) mission is to enhance the quality of life for all of Jacksonville by developing and executing policies that strengthen the economy, broaden the tax base, and create opportunities for advancement of the workforce and local small business enterprises. OED strives to provide economic opportunity to every family in Jacksonville. Working closely with partner organizations, OED oversees the City's economic development efforts.

JAXUSA Partnership

JAXUSA Partnership, a private, nonprofit division of the JAX Chamber, is Northeast Florida's regional economic development initiative. Using strategic research and targeted marketing, JAXUSA focuses on recruiting new companies and expanding our existing business community. Economic development partners in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties comprise the strong partnership that drives the business development process forward. JAXUSA works closely with the independent authorities - JAXPORT, JAA, JEA and JTA - to build infrastructure to ensure we have a sustainable business climate to offer companies. Talent is an integral part of the process, and our partnerships with CareerSource Northeast Florida and local colleges and universities help develop and attract a steady stream of skilled workers. The private-sector investors that fund our efforts make it possible to execute the objectives and strategies outlined for the region.


Co-Sponsor


www.jaxusa.org

Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) (previously known as Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)). Visit Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit organization charged with representing a specific destination and supporting the long-term economic development of communities through a travel and tourism strategy. Visit Jacksonville promotes the long-term development and marketing of Jacksonville, focusing on meeting and convention sales, leisure tourism marketing and service. Visit Jacksonville is the only organization dedicated 100 percent to selling, marketing and promoting Jacksonville and Northeast Florida to meeting professionals, business travelers, tour operators, and individual visitors.


Co-Sponsor


www.visitjacksonville.com

CareerSource Florida

CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board of business and government leaders charged with guiding workforce development for the state of Florida. CareerSource Florida provides oversight and policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida's 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers statewide. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity.


Platinum


www.careersourceflorida.com

Chmura Economics & Analytics

Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic development, workforce development, economic impact studies, custom publications, and data and software solutions. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy and business solutions. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Chmura was founded in 1999 and operates regional offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Spokane, Washington.


Gold Sponsor


www.chmuraecon.com

Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida's businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. In pursuit of its mission to diversify and expand the state's economy through job creation, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners to champion Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation. EFI is also the state's primary entity for trade and export development, supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. EFI launched "Florida - The Future is Here" to promote the state as the number one location for business.


Gold Sponsor


www.enterpriseflorida.com

Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company is the third-largest electric utility in the United States, serving more than 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. A strong economy is good business for all Floridians, and FPL is doing our part to encourage investment and job creation in our state. In 2011, we launched our Office of Economic Development to assist Florida's communities accomplish economic diversity and stability. We offer special electric incentives for growing businesses and provide capacity-building tools to local economic development practitioners so they can be more competitive. Learn more at www.PoweringFlorida.com and www.FPL.com.


Gold Sponsor


www.PoweringFlorida.com

POWER 10

Major campaigns to fund economic development budgets - that's what we do here at POWER 10. Make the Ask? Check. Use customized ROI to make the case to prospects? Check. Skilled at engaging and recruiting top-flight campaign leaders? Check. Able to bring in "new money" from existing and new sources? Check and check. To be clear - we are not "light touch" consultants. We will not check in with you once per month and ask how you are doing. We are operational campaign directors and we will be on-site working side-by-side and "in the arena" with you. Our focus is winning client campaigns. We look forward to meeting you and to a discussion of how to win your next campaign.


Gold Sponsor


www.gopower10.com

Resource Development Group

Resource Development Group was established in 1995 to provide experienced fundraising counsel to economic and community development organizations. RDG has worked with a wide variety of clients including chambers of commerce, community improvement corporations and economic development organizations at the local, regional and state levels throughout the United States. We conduct feasibility studies; best practice research and implementation; and board and organizational restructuring in addition to our customized capital campaign solutions. Although we handle projects of all sizes and scopes, our specific expertise is managing multi-faceted fundraising initiatives in complex regions comprised of multiple political jurisdictions.

Our team of seasoned professionals includes five principals, three of whom are owners and has more than a century of collective experience in the art and science of economic development fundraising. We have managed more than 150 economic/community development funding engagements generating over $1.5 billion in operating revenue for our client organizations.


Gold Sponsor


www.rdgfundraising.com

Site Selection Magazine

Site Selection Magazine is the leading U.S.-based magazine covering the corporate real estate and economic development industries. For over 60 years, Site Selection has delivered strategic location intelligence to corporate executives charged with managing their organizations' property assets and choosing locations around the world in which to build new facilities or expand existing ones.

The magazine tracks business-expansion activity and economic development trends with proprietary tools and techniques resulting in authoritative, comprehensive reporting. These include the New Plant database of new and expanded facility announcements, which serves as the basis of much editorial content, including area rankings and awards.

Readers turn to Site Selection for insights into location trends in their industries and forces shaping an area's business climate - labor availability, operating expenses and logistics attributes, for example.

The magazine is considered must-read material due to the large capital investment associated with establishing new facilities. Insights gained in industry reports, area spotlight reports and other content routinely factor into decisions involving new facilities. This translates into economic expansion - jobs - for the areas that attract new companies.

Site Selection is the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and the FDI Association.


Gold Sponsor


www.siteselection.com

Business Facilities

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

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

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

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only matchmaking event that connects corporate executives and site consultants that have active projects with economic development organizations from across North America. Representatives from Fortune 500 and mid-sized growth companies, plus leading site consultants meet with EDOs to discuss their relocation or expansion projects in prescheduled and confidential one-on-one meetings.


Silver Sponsor


www.businessfacilities.com

Coastal Cloud

Coastal Cloud, a Salesforce.com Gold Level Partner, is a disruptive IT consulting company that delivers innovative business solutions built upon leading edge cloud computing technologies. Our team of experienced business technology consultants are 100% Salesforce Certified and 100% On-Shore. We have enjoyed significant market success from our headquarters in Palm Coast, Florida and are embarking on our next US expansion with new solution centers serving the country from Louisville, Kentucky and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our focus on nimble, innovative, citizen-focused technology solutions for state & local government organizations could help you accelerate your Economic Development success immediately. Please contact our team to learn more about our Economic Development Customer Relationship Management Quickstart Platform today. See us at www.coastalcloud.us.


Bronze Sponsor


www.coastalcloud.us

CSX Transportation, Inc.

CSX Transportation, Inc. is the largest railroad in the Eastern United States helping customers and communities grow through the most environmentally friendly and safest mode of transportation. CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs. Integrate rail into your logistics platform and give your community an advantage in the global economy.


Bronze Sponsor


www.csx.com

Infinity Global Solutions

IGS is a diversified economic development and government relations firm, located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, specializing in the creation of private/public partnerships, incentive negotiation and strategic planning. We have the knowledge and experience to produce new investments, new jobs and new opportunities for companies and communities of every size.


Bronze Sponsor


www.igs-us.com

National Community Development Services

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


Bronze Sponsor


www.ncdsinc.net

Aerial Focus

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


Exhibitor


www.aerialfocusinc.com

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

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


Exhibitor


www.convergentnonprofit.com

GIS WebTech

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


Exhibitor


www.giswebtech.com

rel8ed.to

Rel8ed.to analyzes Open and Public Data on the world around us. We create a complete and unique picture of businesses for researchers who need to know their market inside and out. Mixing predictive analytics and compelling interactive technologies with our Advanced Business Data, we help clients understand trends and make better decisions with data. Advanced Economic Development departments use rel8ed.to's Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to make better decisions on programming, site selection, and market-building strategies.


Exhibitor


www.rel8ed.to

SVAM International

ProTRACKPlus is a cloud based software solution for Economic Development Organizations (EDO). It provides comprehensive Decision Support and Performance Tracking software solution for EDOs. It has been designed and built to address all of the Key Quality Management Areas for EDOs. It provides a powerful platform to manage various aspects of a business strategy enhancing the performance, efficiency and effectiveness.

SVAM International, Inc. is a global IT service provider offering solutions and consulting services to both public sector and corporate clients. We deliver value and competitive advantage to our customers with high quality, cost-effective software and related services that improve access to critical information, automate business processes, and help personnel collaborate.


Exhibitor


www.myprotrackplus.com

Expansion Solutions

Expansion Solutions is one of the fastest-growing publications and websites in the economic development field. Economic developers rely on its proven formula for generating contacts of potential prospect companies in the industries they target. The magazine also provides effective ways to reach high-value prospects with targeted media in both print and online formats. Published bi-monthly, the magazine features content focused on geographic and industry-specific articles from thought leaders in site location consulting, business, and government.


Media Partner


www.ExpansionSolutionsMagazine.com

fDi Intelligence

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


Media Partner


www.fdiintelligence.com

DHR International

For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 60 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. DHR's renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base.

DHR is the only major search firm with a dedicated Economic Development practice group that specializes in identifying top performing leaders for a diverse range of public-private partnerships that foster economic prosperity.


Lanyard Sponsor


www.dhrinternational.com