The Guild Partner Program

A First-of-its-Kind Networking Partnership

The Guild Partner Program aims to build strong, working relationships between economic development professionals and the industry’s top site selection consultants.

The program offers economic development organizations (EDOs) enhanced access to site selection consultants through intimate, partner-only networking events with Guild members, first-in-line access to register for the Guild’s Annual Conference and/or Fall Forum, recognition on the Guild’s website and more.

Become a Guild Partner

Want exclusive opportunities to connect with Guild members? The Guild Partner Program provides new benefits to EDOs and an unprecedented opportunity for networking through Partner-only events. The second enrollment period opens on November 1, 2021.

Join The Waitlist

Why Join the Partner Program?

  1. Priority access to register for Annual Conference or Fall Forum one week prior to the open registration period.
  2. VIP opportunity to attend small Partner-only networking events with Guild members. Events will be held both in conjunction with ongoing Guild in-person events and conferences and at specially scheduled Partner-only events held throughout the year.
  3. Recognition on the Site Selectors Guild website as a Guild Partner. Launched in 2021, the Guild Partner section of the website serves as a resource for Guild members and corporate executives, and includes Partner logos, a link to your organization, a key contact person and more. Visit the directory for more information.
  4. Priority access to sponsorship opportunities for Annual Conference and Fall Forum in advance of offering sponsorships to the general audience.
  5. Special lanyard recognition as a Guild Partner at all in-person events and conferences. Other special recognition opportunities may include banners, signage and recognition.
  6. Participation in Guild research efforts and thought leadership programs. Partners will, periodically, be exclusively included in Guild surveys to identify and understand emerging economic development trends and conditions.

Partner Enrollment

  • Enrollment is by organization, not by individual.
  • Partner enrollment and participation will be for a period of one (1) year.
  • The Guild will open its next enrollment period from November 1 – December 31, 2021.

Partner Dues

The following tiered dues structure is designed to equitably allow participation by organizations of different sizes and resource capabilities.

  • Small Community EDOs (Operating budget under $500K): $1,500 per year
  • Midsize Community EDOs (Operating budget $500K-$1M): $2,500 per year
  • Large Community or Regional EDOs (Operating budget over $1M): $3,500 per year
  • Statewide/Multistate/National EDOs (Operating budget over $1M): $5,000 per year

For priority access to register for the Annual Conference or Fall Forum, the number of attendee slots available for purchase in advance will be based on the level of investment as follows:

  • $1,500 per year will have the opportunity to purchase one (1) registration slot in advance to either the Annual Conference or Fall Forum.
  • $2,500 per year will have the opportunity to purchase (1) registration slot in advance to either the Annual Conference or Fall Forum.
  • $3,500 per year will have the opportunity to purchase two (2) registration slots in advance to either or both the Annual Conference and Fall Forum.
  • $5,000 per year will have the opportunity to purchase two (2) registration slots in advance to either or both the Annual Conference and Fall Forum.

Meet Guild Partners

Use our interactive partner directory to browse through Guild Partner profiles and learn more about participating economic development organizations and their communities.