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Economic Development Support Experts

American Market Access is backed by thirty years experience gained from roles as an Economic Developer for State-level agencies and a major utility, as well as years of Economic Development support to city, regional and State-level organizations in both the US and Europe.

John D McCahill

President, American Market Access

John McCahill is an Economic Development professional with more than twenty years of industry experience.  His Economic Development career began with the New Jersey Division of International Trade, where he served as Manager of Inward Investment for the State.  He subsequently joined the Economic Development Department of a major US utility, where he managed a $30mm Economic Development Fund and an incubator supporting middle market international firms getting started in the US.

Early in 2001, John established American Market Access to continue working in the Economic Development field on an independent basis.  Since then, he has worked on numerous Economic Development projects with EDOs throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.  Projects cover a wide range, from lead generation campaigns to organizing European trade show missions.  In fact, he has participated in dozens of European trade shows and speaks what one native referred to as “remarkably good German for an American”. He has hosted many visiting delegations and has organized numerous international missions, including Ministerial-level Missions to Europe and Asia.

John has his undergraduate degree from Albright College, pursued his graduate studies at Lehigh University, and did additional coursework at both Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University.


During the summer months, John is a lifeguard captain in the Beach Patrol of the town of Bradley Beach, NJ.

Meet the

American Market Access Team

Lori Bright
Administrator, American Market Access

Lori Bright is the administrative foundation at American Market Access. She brings many years of office management experience to the firm, and since joining the team more than eight years ago, has also developed an excellent understanding of the Economic Development field. In addition to supporting many AMA projects, Lori also provides logistical support for business development efforts and visiting clients.

Lori earned her degree at Centenary College, and leverages considerable experience with small firms and within the healthcare industry, as well as strong organization skills and a keen attention to detail.  A fellow Jersey Shore resident, Lori is an avid beach walker and sea glass collector.

Our Philosophy

Founded on the belief that business is still about people, trust and relationships,  American Market Access offers clients a personalized, hands-on approach, together with a combination of talent and experience rarely found in a firm serving this segment of the market.


With a focus on helping both foreign and domestic EDOs, as well as small and mid-size firms, American Market Access is dedicated to supporting our clients through the often complex process of business development or expansion in the world's markets.

EDOs We've Worked With

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