How We Do It

For businesses looking to expand or locate in Northeast Ohio, Team NEO provides access to success. We offer:


Team NEO takes a private sector approach to the location selection process. We understand and respect the need to remain confidential.

Business Case

Team NEO helps you answer the critical questions associated with why you should establish or expand an operation here. Location decisions should be based on the potential to drive revenue, lower costs and risks and improve shareholder return. To this end, we employ a full-service econometric research staff that provides business insights and comparisons to facilitate the selection process. We also employ and partner with industry and business location experts to ensure ease of doing business in the entire Cleveland Plus region.


Team NEO brings together the combined strengths of the region's economic development organizations and major city chambers to provide you with the best options that meet your needs.


Northeast Ohio provides unparalleled access to top business and civic leaders for companies seeking partnerships. Team NEO has the connections to bring the appropriate state, local and private sector resources into the relocation process. We help expedite the process by making necessary local connections for the clients we serve.

Market Entry

  • Identify customer and supply networks
  • Public/private partnership development
  • Connections to public relations and media relations services
  • Connections to financial, legal and accounting services
  • Relocation assistance

Taxes, Incentives & Financing

  • Tax comparison analysis
  • Local tax structures
  • State and local incentives/grants
  • Financing alternatives

Site Search

  • Land and building options
  • GIS mapping
  • Site history
  • Zoning and land use
  • Permits
  • Environmental remediation assistance
  • Soils testing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation and logistics

Talent and Demographics

  • Market and demographic analysis
  • Talent availability
  • Future labor pipeline analysis
  • Wage/compensation analysis
  • Workforce panel development
  • Education assessment and programming
  • Workforce trends
  • Recruiting support

Specific Foreign Investor Services

  • Offices in Munich and Frankfurt
  • German-, Dutch-, French- and Spanish-speaking staff
  • U.S. subsidiary openings
  • International partnerships