The state-owned trade and investment agency NRW.Global Business is the partner for all companies when it comes to investment projects and settling in North Rhine-Westphalia, developing growth markets and networking with international business partners. NRW.Global Business conducts international location marketing for Germany's No. 1 investment location and “Europe’s heartbeat”, North Rhine-Westphalia, and promotes foreign direct investment here worldwide.

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business. By connecting, innovating and growing opportunity for all, the Chamber is laying the foundation for tomorrow’s workforce and economy.

The Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department was established by ordinance of the Mayor and Commission on February 5, 2013. To be the primary point of contact for industries, large commercial developments, site location consultants, and state economic development organizations interested in doing business in Athens-Clarke County.

The mission of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce is to lead the business community by serving as its advocate, promoting our region, enhancing the business climate and promoting quality membership programs and services.

Augusta EDA works to recruit new manufacturing, distribution, assembly and related industrial facilities to Augusta, Georgia, and we focus on the expansion of our many fine existing industries. Augusta EDA also promotes the area as one of the best locations for cyber, national and regional corporate headquarters, customer service centers, major retail investments, hospitality ventures and life sciences projects.

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia and one of the top three chambers in the nation, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more.

Conexx is the premier organization connecting Americans & Israelis via business. Conexx powers a dynamic network of companies and individuals committed to value driven and result oriented relationships. Founded in 1992, Conexx is recognized for consistently delivering value to companies seeking business relationships, to government and economic drivers, to entrepreneurs and innovators, and to all those looking to connect with Israel and create value in support of the special bond between Israel and the U.S.

Clayton County is a suburban community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta. We have a relaxed and neighborly feel like a small town, but with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. An attractive lifestyle, business opportunities, a fine public educational system plus a university, and numerous excellent health care facilities make Clayton County a highly attractive place to live, work and play.

The mission of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is to be the catalyst that attracts, supports, and advances business interests in DeKalb County, Georgia. DeKalb Chamber strives to be the convener of partnerships and facilitator of solutions. We equip business members with information and access to resources; advance education and workforce development, economic development and public policy.

For over 100 years the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has worked to keep, grow and create jobs to make Georgia a better state for business. Our advocacy, policy and thought leadership help us ensure Georgia’s economic competitiveness, attract new investments as well as promote growth and prosperity for all business. As the state’s largest business advocacy organization our areas of focus include both state and federal issues.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting an aggressive business environment and making a positive contribution to the community by serving as a resource for information, a voice for business and a valuable link to government. Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia, USA, is an ideal location to do business and strive to help you maximize your success in every arena.

The mission of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is to be the catalyst for economic development, business growth, and quality of life in North Fulton. Influence and Advocacy are a primary strategic focus for the Greater North Fulton Chamber. This means advocating for your business is a top priority.

The mission of the Gwinnett Chamber is to strengthen existing businesses, facilitate the growth of quality job opportunities, and enrich the community’s quality of life. The Gwinnett Chamber is the forum for business, government, education, healthcare, arts/culture/entertainment, and philanthropic and public-service communities to come together to advance our region’s economy and enrich Gwinnett’s quality of life.

Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is both a geographic area and a coalition of more than 15 counties and economic development entities all dedicated to supporting Georgia’s life science and technology growth. Anchored by the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport, with Atlanta on one end and the University of Georgia in Athens-Clarke County on the other, Georgia’s Innovation Crescent has quietly emerged as one of the leading life science and technology clusters in the nation.

Invest Atlanta is the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. Its purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increased opportunity and prosperity for the people of Atlanta. Invest Atlanta is a government authority comprised of the Urban Residential Finance Authority, Downtown Development Authority and the Atlanta Economic Renaissance Corporation.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) is a 159-year-old organization that today represents businesses, colleges and universities, and nonprofits across the 29-county region that makes up the nation’s ninth largest market. MAC works to position metro Atlanta as a top-tier global region by focusing on three key areas: economic development, public policy and promotion.

The Office of Economic Development is responsible for all attraction, retention and workforce development needs for Newton County and its five municipalities. The City of Covington and Newton County are both aggressive and forward thinking governmental agencies known for being business and industrial friendly. Tax abatements, job tax credits and waived permitting fees are routine in return for significant job creation and capital investment.

Partnership Gwinnett is a public-private initiative dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Gwinnett County, Georgia. Since 2007, Partnership Gwinnett has worked with its local partners to attract and retain jobs, cultivate capital investment, support educational institutions, foster workforce development, and contribute to the exceptional quality of life found in Gwinnett.

In 1998, an economic development strategic planning joint venture, initiated by the Rome City Commission, Floyd County Commission and the Rome Floyd Chamber, was created: The Rome-Floyd County 20/20 Strategic Plan. The plan adopted 20 ambitious goals to be accomplished in the next 20 years to make the community a better place to work, invest and live.

Savannah Area Chamber is the voice for the business, foster cooperative partnerships and enhance our members’ success. The Chamber will be the leading influence promoting a positive climate to strengthen the prosperity of our region by establishing a business environment regarded as the best in the nation.

At the Savannah Economic Development Authority, our mission doesn’t get any clearer: to help create, grow and attract new job opportunities and investment in the Savannah region. Whether a business is looking to relocate to the Savannah region or an existing business is ready to grow and expand, SEDA is the centrifuge of a propeller, making the connections, helping propel the business to success.


Report Highlights Best Practices in Bioscience Economic Development

Every two years, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) publishes a biennial BIO Economic Development Best Practices Report that catalogs state and regional economic development initiatives.  The best practice examples contained within this report highlight the critical facets that foster high-performing industry and the long-term success it has maintained.
The report reaffirms that successful industry development initiatives are built upon the following four key building blocks for company creation and expansion:
• Access to angel and venture capital
• Workforce development initiatives
• Technology Transfer Systems
• State of the Art facilities
Investments in these 4 areas yield results. The bioscience industry’s total economic impact on the U.S. economy, as measured by overall output, totaled $2 trillion in 2016. This impact is generated by the direct output of the bioscience industry combined with the indirect (supply chain) and induced (employee spending) impacts.