United States of America

Ernest Lorraine Associates / Joel D. Burgess

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Office country location: USA
Coverage: USA
Members/principals: Martin Lewis & Christopher Carnaghan

Contact details:
Ernest Lorraine Associates
PO Box 303
Caledonia , MI 49316
Tel: +1 616 648 1493
Fax: +1 616 528 1749
Email: joel@ernestlorraine.com Website: www.ernestlorraine.com


Company Description:

Ernest Lorraine Associates (ELA) is a US-based business development firm that assists economic development organizations, government agencies, and private enterprise worldwide to identify investment and trade opportunities. ELA services includes trade facilitation, foreign direct investment, executive calling, business development campaigns, business retention and expansion analysis, investment attraction strategies, economic development strategies, target industry analysis, market intelligence, company identification, appointment setting, and outreach programs.  ELA has delivered value to clients across three continents in the public, private, and/or energy sectors.
ELA has delivered value to clients across three continents in the public, private, and/or energy sectors. Joel (Principal) has managed a diverse portfolio of over 60 market research initiatives. Joel earned his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College of the City University of New York, following a B.A. in Business Management Administration from Concordia University - Irvine, Irvine California and holds a real estate license in the State of Michigan.

Company Work Samples:

Australian State, Switzerland Canton, Major United Kingdom City, German State, US State Public Utility Company, Major US City Chamber of Commerce, Major US Cities, US State, Major French Cities, Austrian Manufacturer, United Kingdom Regional Economic Development Organization, US Healthcare & Insurance Company, US Management Consulting Firm, Site Location & Incentives Services Firm, International Trade Mission, Investment Attraction Delegation.


Member/Principle Biography:

Joel D. Burgess (Principal) started Ernest Lorraine Associates in 2008 after a 3 year tenure ending as Vice President of Whittaker Associates. Joel has managed a diverse portfolio of initiatives, both domestic and international, in the economic development, real estate, energy, and/or corporate sectors for trade or investment purposes.

Joel has worked initiatives in the following industry sectors:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Green technologies in building materials, wind mills, solar panels, etc.
  • Creative media
  • Digital Media including film and music
  • ICT
  • Health care equipment and instrument manufacturing
  • Agriculture and Food Processing (including Seafood)
  • Connected healthcare
  • MedTech & life sciences
  • Renewable, green and alternative energies
  • Alternative energy, particularly sugar and cellulose as feed stocks
  • Equipment manufacturing for wind and solar
  • Transportation, warehousing, logistics, & distribution
  • International Trade including logistics, transportation, warehousing, distribution
  • Financial services
  • Biotechnology research and development
  • Nursery, agricultural, and forestry product manufacturing
  • Oil & gas related (including, but not limited to, exploration, drilling, processing plants, gas field services, wellhead separation, field compression, pressure vessels)
  • Petro-Chemical refining and processing (includes water treatment, oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing)
  • Pipeline
  • Aerospace and aircraft parts and equipment manufacturing
  • Next generation automotive parts and equipment manufacturing
  • Metal manufacturing and fabrication
  • Plastic and rubber products manufacturing
  • Environmental services and safety technologies and geotechnical
  • Industrial machinery & equipment manufacturing
  • Legal, accounting, insurance, consulting, business process outsourcing
  • Deal & activities aggregators, back office/call centers
  • Leisure/tourism
Joel earned his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College of the City University of New York, following a B.A. in Business Management Administration from Concordia University - Irvine, Irvine California. Joel also holds a real estate license in the State of Michigan.


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