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2018 Fall Forum in Greenville, South Carolina


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Forgotten Factors in Site Selection

Corporate site selection is an infrequent occurrence for most companies. As a result, the employee or ad-hoc team assigned to design, direct and execute the site selection process often does not have the depth of experience or expertise to ensure an optimal outcome. Without the benefit of a site selection professional, the risks to the […]


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Key Takeaways from the 2018 Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum Breakout Sessions

The core of our 2018 Fall Forum was five breakout sessions lead by Guild members centered on issues that impact economic development. The discussions and presentations focused on the conference theme—the risk of complacency— and how each area might be impacted. Below are the key takeaways from each breakout session. Breakout Session 1: Investment in Quality of […]


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Greenville Hosting Site Selectors 2018 Fall Forum Sept. 10-12

Conference attracts top location consultants and economic developers The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, will hold its 2018 Fall Forum in Greenville, S.C., from September 10 – 12. The Forum will bring economic developers and site selection consultants from around the globe to the Hyatt Regency Greenville. […]


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Why should you hire a site selector?


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Guild Members in the News

Guild Members in the News is our quarterly roundup of the latest and greatest news stories featuring our members. Enjoy these insights from Guild members in some of the world’s top publications. Mark Sweeney weighs in on the impact of controversy in site selection decisions. Angelos Angelou explains record low unemployment across the United States […]


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What is The Site Selectors Guild And Why You Should Care?

This post originally appeared in Inside Indiana Business on July 8, 2018. Founded in 2010, the Site Selectors Guild is an organization comprised of the top site selectors in the world. Membership carries the highest professional standards in the site selection industry. The members of Guild are peer-selected after a rigorous application and personal interview process, […]


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Are Your Incentive Programs Outdated?

States compete for the jobs of 2020 with the tools of 2005 (or 1995) As companies continue to incorporate advanced technologies, digital infrastructure and new ways of working, their footprint and location needs are in constant flux. With every business cycle, new entrants emerge that seek to disrupt and displace industry icons previously thought to […]


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Site Selectors Guild Elects New Board, Unveils Visual Identity

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, elected a new board and unveiled a new visual identity at the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio in March. Along with the election of new board members, Didi Caldwell was elected chairman of the board. Caldwell has been a […]


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Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference


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Key Takeaways from the 2018 Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference Breakout Sessions

The core of our 2018 Annual Conference was seven breakout sessions lead by Guild members focusing on that impact economic development. The discussions and presentations focused on the conference theme—disruptive technologies— and how each area might be impacted in the future by advancing tech. Below are the key takeaways from each breakout session. Breakout Session […]


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Guild Members in the News

Guild Members in the News is our quarterly roundup of the latest and greatest news stories featuring our members. Enjoy these insights from Guild members in some of the world’s top publications. What questions should you ask about site selection? Darin Buelow challenges executives to start asking the right questions. Michelle Comerford explores the impact […]


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VIDEO: Site Selectors Guild Conference brings Economic Developers to Cincy


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2018 Annual Conference Preview

The Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference provides a unique and unmatched opportunity for networking and interaction between SSG members and economic developers. Our goal is to always host an exceptional conference and promote learning, networking and relationship building by offering a conference setting and program that is stimulating, thought-provoking and ultimately helps everyone become better […]


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2017 Year in Review and 2018 U.S. Site Selection Forecast

In 2017, site selection announcements in the U.S. continued to be robust in terms of dollar investment size and job creation. Continued growth across most regions of the U.S. has been fueled by moderate GDP growth, controlled inflation, low energy prices, global economic growth and increasing demand. Key site selection announcements span a variety of […]


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SSG Excellence in Economic Development Awards

In the months leading up to the Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference, a committee of Guild Members will begin the difficult work of selecting the Annual Excellence in Economic Development Award winners. The awards program is an important part of the Annual Conference, and, since its inception, has complemented the mission of the Guild by: […]


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It takes a village: Leveraging regional ecosystems to build a competitive workforce

Hardly a day goes by that you don’t see a report or an op-ed about how machines and computers are going to replace humans in the workforce, often referring to workers like they’re obsolete. Meanwhile, leaders around the world are placing even greater importance on skills of human workers and they’re struggling to find skilled […]


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All About The Site Selectors Guild’s Advisory Forums

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG) currently conducts regional Advisory Forums throughout North America in partnership with local or state economic development organizations. The Forums typically include four to six SSG members and span two or three days. Like a typical “Fam Tour,” the Forums provide a community, region, or state with an opportunity to showcase […]


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Working with International Companies – a U.S. Perspective

As a country, the United States’ most watched metropolitan regions struggled to rebound after the Great Recession. Now, forward-thinking regions and states are developing and implementing strategies around high-wage job growth, with an eye on foreign investment and exports. This is wise considering that foreign firms operating in the U.S. pay an average of $17,000 […]


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Transportation & Utility Infrastructure

For companies deciding where to invest in new or expanded facilities, transportation and utility infrastructure are often top on the list of location factors. For this reason, Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are well advised to know the details of local infrastructure and support ongoing investment in such, to ensure the community can compete for new […]


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