Economic and Regional Business growth is an important portfolio to most governments in developed countries. It’s extremely important for the countries economy that growing regions keep growing and that less developed cities and towns have a plan to stimulate growth.

Most regions tend to develop a focus for their economic development efforts based on a catalyst of existing organizations, local resources, attractions or skills. The ‘Silicon Valley’ region is one such example, as are other technical hubs,  popular wine regions, tourist areas and so forth.

Our network focuses on small to medium sized businesses, particularly those with a lifestyle component, unique technology or a regional interest. Regions currently being developed are:

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United States

Australia


New Zealand

Major Regions:


REGION 1: NORTHEAST
Division 1: New England Division 2: Middle Atlantic
Connecticut New Jersey
Maine New York
Massachusetts Pennsylvania
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Vermont
REGION 2: MIDWEST
Division 3: East North Central Division 4: West North Central
Illinois Iowa
Indiana Kansas
Michigan Minnesota
Ohio Missouri
Wisconsin Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota
REGION 3: SOUTH
Division 5: South Atlantic Division 6: East South Central
Delaware Alabama
District of Columbia Kentucky
Florida Mississippi
Georgia Tennessee
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Division 7: West South Central
Arkansas
Louisiana
Oklahoma
Texas
REGION 4: WEST
Division 8: Mountain Division 9: Pacific
Arizona Alaska
Colorado California
Idaho Hawaii
Montana Oregon
Nevada Washington
New Mexico
Utah
Wyoming



http://www.census.gov/geo/www/us_regdiv.pdf


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Major Regions:


Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

Major  Regions:


Northland –  Enterprise Northland
Auckland –  Auckland Plus
Waikato –  Opportunity Hamilton and Environment Waikato
Bay of Plenty –  Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
Tairawhiti-East Coast –  Gisborne Chamber of Commerce
Hawke’s BayVenture Hawkes Bay
Taranaki –  Venture Taranaki
Wellington –  Grow Wellington
West Coast –  Development West Coast
Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough –  Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency
Canterbury –  Timaru District Council
Otago
Southland
Chatham Islands
Wanganui and Manawatu




USA Regions defined


As well as stories about specific businesses the following regional resources are available on this site:

  • Government based Regional and Economic Development Organizations (EDO-G)
  • Private Sector based Regional and Economic Development Organizations (EDO-P)
  • Business Networking Groups
  • Career Advisors and Recruitment professionals