NOTICE TO VISITORS: Although this
website remains available for reference, the content is no longer being
actively updated, nor are we performing project referral work for
professional advisors as in 2001 - 2008. Many of the links and search tools
may still be useful.
If a decision is taken to resume active updates to this website at some
point, it will be announced here and involve substantial changes to the
content and website design. No such change is foreseen at this time
(December 2010) - at least until the US economy improves. For now, the focus
of our work is reflected at
ShortListNews complements our reference websites, market research
work, and independent referral services for executives and their
professional advisors, including economic development organizations in the
USA and worldwide.
New custom search tools support
business site selection and other decisions as executives plan investment projects
to expand operations in new
independent project research and referral service, somewhat like a global concierge
in this niche market. We assist executives at growing companies who are facing site selection decisions
for new, relocated, or consolidated operations.
project referrals are confidential, but this website also helps
economic developers and professional service providers to
more executives and advisors
as they do online market research for expansion projects in new business
|September 2009 analysis of
Business Roundtable CEO Survey
results. They didn't see this recession coming ... and still don't see
any end in
sight. Sales expectations are starting to recover a little, but not
job creation or investment.
October 2008 analysis of the
interests of our visitors through the Search:
Americas tools. April 2009
|Date, Source, Topic,
summary, and link for details
Ask us about targeted online
|USA News: Oct 1,
2009 - The quarterly Business Roundtable CEO Survey results are at our
2002-2009 analysis, No glimmers of hope found here.
|USA PR: Jan 9, 2009
- webinar about the Satyam
Computer Services scandal in India and offshore IT
|USA News: Nov 5 2008 -
directory of US governors has been updated for election results
|USA News: Sept 11
2008 - The quarterly Business Roundtable CEO Survey results are at our
2002-2008 analysis, including their latest PR.
|USA PR: September 9,
2008 Cityscape USA event
in New York City for commercial real estate developers and global
|USA PR: Alaska -
August 12, 2008 - fDi magazine had an interview about investment in Alaska with
Governor Sarah Palin, now candidate for Vice President with Senator
|Media: July 2007
- Fortune magazine has released their new Global 500 list. We
share our point of view on the
changing global distribution of it.
|USA News: May 10,
2007 - The White House has announced a new
Open Economies Policy Statement which includes the
Invest in America initiative at the US Department of Commerce.
(see background details, PR,
Regional News: April 23, 2007 - fDi magazine
announced the selections for the 2007
Cities of the Future awards.
July 15, 2009 -
French auto workers threaten to blow up factory - Comment:
How will the "Invest in France" economic development marketers spin this
story for potential foreign investors? See also:
French Nortel workers secure talks after blow-up threat - Is
this a new trend for labor negotiations?
Executive Summary research tools: Search groups of
selected websites for the specialized market knowledge, surveys, or
"thought leadership" articles which professional services firms share on
global business growth issues - without millions of irrelevant results
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New: many industry research sources have
been added - see Research
our new Search: Americas feature -
for the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The state search tools make it easy
to find content on over 2000 local economic development and chamber of
Search: Europe feature covers
Media Search Tool for multiple
economic development magazines
Easily compare their content on
business development topics and potential locations of interest, which
may include sponsored advertorial content.
Online business news - published in 12 countries and in 7
Our analysis of Business Roundtable
CEO Survey 2002-2008 Results
Directory Visits on our reference website
selective directory of
humanitarian, charitable, and philanthropic community services, as
well as our
"green" directory with resources related to sustainable economic
referrals for capital investment project planning.
Bruce Donnelly TEL 847-304-4655 Chicago.
Growth from 200,000 to 600,000+ visits per year in just 3 years
Chart of monthly website visitors, 2004 - 2008
Which were the "hot states"
or regions among our
600,000 visitors in 2007?
analysis of 2006 - 2007 visits to our
state economic development directories is an indicator of the diverse
geographic business interests of
Analysis of US investment
project trends since 1994.
|Our directory of
local, national, and
international business forums makes it easier to find organizations
through which global business leaders collaborate on issues related to
world affairs, foreign relations, global trade and competitiveness, as
well as economic development issues and corporate or personal
What is ShortListNews.com?
This is a new way to consolidate and openly share useful information in this
niche market through online collaboration among many professionals.
Direct Investment Solutions is a global reference guide and independent
referral service - like a concierge service for executives in this niche -
to support business location strategies and site selection decisions by
sharing over 25,000 resources and contacts worldwide.
together three networks of contacts to share knowledge which can help
executives to plan capital investment projects in new locations.
|Professional service providers specialized in this
|Economic development professionals|
|Executives responsible for business location decisions||
Contact us to discuss how our
work can support corporate project plans as well as economic development and
professional services marketing by helping to introduce relevant contacts to
each other more efficiently.
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the "Add to Google" button. There are many other custom search tools
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Please refer to the Add News guidance in this regard. We will feature
qualified professional contributors of useful content through our Links page
or in other ways as appropriate.
Search: Americas service makes it easy
to search through multiple states in a region as well as multiple counties,
cities and other local economic development websites within any US state. This
unique research tool for business site selection decisions covers all US
states, Canada, and Mexico.
share relevant news, press releases, professional insights, global contacts,
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