Jeannette Goldsmith is President of Goldsmith Strategy, a firm dedicated to assisting companies and organizations navigate the economic development arena through incentive negotiations, consulting, and facilitation services.
With almost 20 years of experience, Ms. Goldsmith’s background is concentrated in site location and economic development consulting. Prior to starting Goldsmith Strategy, she was Principal with McCallum Sweeney Consulting for 11 years and Project Manager with Fluor’s Global Location Strategies.
Ms. Goldsmith’s specific experience in site location consulting includes projects in both the manufacturing (specifically aerospace, advanced materials, and energy sectors) and office sectors. Her specific responsibilities have included project alignment, site and community evaluations, and incentive negotiations. Her most recent project experience includes incentive consulting for Cytec Engineered Materials in Winona, Minnesota ; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Greenville, TX.
Other significant projects include American Titanium Works, which announced in November 2008 that it will be building a titanium mill in South Carolina; siting a new carbon fiber plant for Cytec Engineered Materials; a final assembly location for Alenia Aeronautica’s C27J aircraft; and working with Eastman Chemical Company on the analysis of potential locations for a new PET plant. Ms. Goldsmith was also involved in Nissan North America’s headquarter relocation from Los Angeles to Nashville. In addition, she served as the project manager on the Boeing 7E7 Final Assembly siting project, as well as the Vought Aircraft / Alenia Aeronautica 7E7 supplier site project.
Ms. Goldsmith’s most recent economic development assignments include the development of comprehensive strategies for Citrus County, Florida and Transylvania County, North Carolina. In addition, Ms. Goldsmith was responsible for the development and implementation of the South Carolina Department of Commerce Certified Site Program; the Mississippi Power Certified Site Program; and the mega-site identification and certification program for the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Ms. Goldsmith achieved a Masters of Public Policy from Duke University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Smith College. Ms. Goldsmith was honored with the Graduate Student of the Year Award from the Terry Sanford Institute in 1995 is a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and the International Economic Development Council.
Ms. Goldsmith is married with two children and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
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