Here at WEDA, not only do we support community branding, but we bring your community goals to life through a tailored approach attracting sustainable businesses and economic partnerships. We take pride in our reputation as an expert in assisting expanding and relocating companies partner with the nation’s finest communities throughout the nation. For more than 20 years, WEDA has been the premier partner of choice for communities – both big and small, looking to create a solid economic foundation primed for growth and success. WEDA boasts over 75 Site Location Expert offices nationwide and solid success rate in supporting the economic development community through our team of project managers, marketing gurus, web developers, and finance experts.

The World Economic Development Alliance (WEDA) was founded in 1994 by Eric Kleinsorge with a very specific goal in mind: grow local communities while bringing business projects to life through strategic economic development partnerships. He is recognized in over 110 articles as an industry expert and has conducted interviews with well-known figures including: George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Jay Leno, Jerry Jones, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Dell, and many more.

When Mr. Kleinsorge isn’t initiating the handshake between partners, he’s traveling around the country speaking to the value of economic opportunities and “hidden gems” in American communities. He is well-known for professional speaking engagements, including:

  • Florida’s Governors Economic Council
  • American Economic Development Councils Annual Conference
  • Midwest Economic Development Councils Annual Conference
  • Iowa Economic Development Councils Annual Conference
  • Omaha Recognized Professional Developers Tour
  • Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Annual Conference

Mr. Kleinsorge is a Texas Tech Business and Advertising graduate and is the name behind the nation’s premier Economic Development portal, ed-link.net and the recently launched Choose Texas site selection campaign.

At WEDA, we keep the process going so you don’t have to.

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