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14.  Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

14.  Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

Approved: May 1, 2007

Address: 756 N. Milwaukee Street

  Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone/fax: 414-287-4100

Geographic Area: The seven (7) counties of southeastern Wisconsin:  Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha (including Targeted Employment Areas within the cities of Racine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Focus of Export/Economic Growth Activity:  Business and professional services; Financial activities and business process services; Health services and medical technology; Manufacturing; Printing and printing support; Wholesale Trade and distribution; and Hospitality and Entertainment.

Point of Contact: Timothy R. Sheehy, President

13.  Global Century Development Group I, LP (Global Century)

13.  Global Century Development Group I, LP (Global Century)

Approved:  April 18, 2007

Phone/fax:

Geographic Area: The contiguous geographic area of Houston’s Chinatown encompassing the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #15 (TIRZ), a 60-block area bounded by Preston Street on the North, Dowling Street on the East, St. Joseph parkway on the South, and Chartres Street on the West. Focus of Export/Economic Growth Activity:  will concentrate on financing and developing commercial and mixed-use real estate within the GCRC geographic area in the following five (5) target industries: Hotel and Hospitality; Retail; Mixed Use Residential; Commercial Office; Restaurant & Entertainment.

Points of Contact:  Mr. Dan Nip, President

Global Century Development Group I, LP

12. CMB Export LLC 

12. CMB Export LLC      

Approved: August 15, 1997 

Reaffirmed by USCIS:  April 18, 2007

Contact: 

Address:   Address of Regional Center

Corona Professional Center, 400 S. Ramona Avenue, Suite
212AA,

Corona, CA 91719

Phone/fax: 800-238-8022

Geographic Area: CMB Export LLC development area which is
related to former military bases  located in the counties of Sacramento, San
Bernardino and Riverside CA Focus of Export/Economic Growth Activity: export activity
related to development of military bases; air cargo, sea port development as export
centers

Point of Contact: Patrick F. Hogan, President 

CMB Export LLC

10. Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

10. Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development 

Approved:    June 26, 1997

Reaffirmed by USCIS: March 19, 2007

Address:  National Life Bldg., Drawer 20,  Montpelier, VT  05620

Phone:   (802) 828-5202 

Geographic Area:  State of Vermont

Focus of Export/Economic Growth Activity:  Export-related
companies; tourism, hospitality and Commercial Resorts Development.

Point of Contact: John Kessler, General Counsel

 

9. Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center, Inc. (WORC, Inc.)

9. Whatcom Opportunities Regional Center, Inc. (WORC,
Inc.)  

 

Approved:    October 13, 2006

Address:   P.O. Box 2803

Bellingham, WA 98227

1305 11th Street, Suite 301

Bellingham, WA 98225

 

Geographic Area:  the legal boundaries which constitute Whatcom
County, Washington.

Focus of Economic Growth Activity: capital investments and
job creation in assisted   

living facilities for the elderly within Whatcom County 

Point of Contact:   Rob Pochert, CEcD, EDFP, Executive
Director

   K. David Andersson, Attorney

8.  Mayor's Office of Economic Development (New Orleans)    

8.  Mayor's Office of Economic Development (New Orleans)    

Approved:    January 18, 1994

Reaffirmed by USCIS: February 16, 2007

Address:   Mayor's Office of Economic Development

      1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1150

      New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone/fax:       Office: 504-658-0919

Geographic Area:   Orleans Parish and the City of New
Orleans

Focus of Export/Economic Growth Activity: International
Trade Center; export-related companies

Point of Contact:  Chase Story, International Liaison

    504-658-0919

E-mail: cstory@mayorofno.com

 

7.  The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Vernon Regional Center

7.  The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Vernon Regional Center                                        

Approved:   December 27, 2005

Address:  4305 Santa Fe Avenue   

   1500 Market Street

   Vernon, CA 90058

Phone/Fax:  (215)496-8020; (215)977-9618

Geographic Area:  The legal boundaries which constitute the
city of Vernon, CA.

Focus of Economic Growth Activity:  Food Products processing
and manufacturing; apparel manufacturing; transportation and warehousing;
household furniture and furnishings. 

Point of Contact:   Bruce V. Malkenhorst, Executive
Director     

Lincoln Stone,  Attorney

6. Capital Area Regional Center

6. Capital Area Regional Center

Approved: November 25, 2005

Geographic Area: Legal boundaries of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC) and the contiguous adjacent areas of Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia, and the city of Alexandria, VA.

Focus of Economic Growth Activity: Mixed hotel, retail, office and residential space; a soccer stadium; conference center space, and industrial space.

Current Project: Diversified RE Fund- Watergate Hotel & Condominium Project

Officers
Michael R. Sears, Founder & Managing Principal
John Tung, Founder & Managing Principal
Michael L. Kolodner, Managing Principal
Yu Ping, Ph.D. Managing Principal

5. Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) 

5. Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) 

Approved:       December 2004

          Address:    200 East Grand Avenue

      Des Moines, Iowa 50309

           Phone/Fax:    (515)242-4700/(515)242-4809

       Geographic Area:  77 Rural and Small Urban Counties
in Iowa

       Point of Contact:    Mr. Michael T. Blouin, Director,
IDED

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