Came across best marketing tool implemented by cities throughout the United States. Economic Development Representatives are dispatched by cities to conventions of all sorts scouting for companies to be able to move to their business community. Many are out to set up their city booth at a convention where they are marketing the opportunities available and the potential mutual economic growth .
One of the recent convention in the City of Anaheim attracted many of scouts from everywhere including as far as Waikiki Beach Hawaii.
COME TO WAIKIKI FOR MORE THAN FUN, YOUR VACATION ENDLESS, AND YOUR OPPORTUNITY HAVE NO BORDERS. THE CITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.
Cities are welling to pay most of the moving cost, giving perks, and singing long term contracts. For the right company and the selected business venture. Some of the conventions charge up and more than $100,000 for setting up a both to market their city marketing tools including visual and printed literatures. There is a huge interest in recruiting companies and business entrepreneurs to conduct business in Hawaii and elsewhere. Tremendous interactions on broader level for the business community. For example, having the word out that the City of Rancho Santa Margarita is building new shopping center at x location and ABC company have already signed a 20 years lease with the developer as his construction group begin breaking ground well move competitors and new opportunists to seek further details about the city data and possible immediate move to be able to benefit from similar consumers traffic.
Economic Development Agencies are great for everyone, The city, the people, and for businesses everywhere. The EDA representative from Hawaii was an expert in marketing and advertising. He also possessed an excellent Communication Skills and PR. He told me that his City have no budget when i asked about the cost of setting up the booth as i mentioned that the previous NAM convention was asking for $100,000 and up for the two days event in Anaheim Convention Center and that they have it open only for selected potential buyers visitors.
Ref: EDA is different in functions than the City Development Agency with one is about constructions, renovating, and remodeling the city image, and EDA is about economic growth such as businesses, jobs, vacancy , and local economy.