Advisory Forums & Services

Looking to bring Site Selectors Guild members to your community? Get feedback on specific business attraction/retention issues impacting your community? A professional site selector speaker for your next event?

The Site Selectors Guild offers opportunities for economic development organizations and other related entities to engage SSG members for Advisory Forums and other services.


What is an Advisory Forum?

An Advisory Forum is one of the most effective ways a region can market itself to site selectors and enhance business attraction efforts. SSG works with states, regions, and communities to provide officially sanctioned Advisory Forums where attendees have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading location strategists.

Hosting an Advisory Forum provides EDOs a unique opportunity to showcase your state, region, or community to professional site selectors, who will provide an assessment of your community’s strengths and opportunities as a destination for new office, technical, and/or industrial business investment.


Announcing Our NEW Process: Customize Your Advisory Forum

You can now customize your Advisory Forum to fit your timeline and budget. When you apply to host an Advisory Forum, you determine the event details, the number of consultants you’d like to attend, and the fee. Site selectors who are interested and available will respond to your request. You can then select who you would like to attend from the responding consultants.

With this new process, you can ensure that you bring the right site selection consultants to your community at a price that fits your budget. SSG representatives are also available to advise you, as requested, on the overall structure of the proposed event to help ensure a quality and successful Advisory Forum.


Additional Advisory Services

SSG offers a range of advisory services that provide EDOs unique opportunities to engage and receive input from Guild members, including:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Economic development website reviews
  • Feedback on marketing collateral
  • Request for Information (RFI) critiques


To inquire about hosting an Advisory Forum in your community or other advisory services, please complete this online form.

Any questions, please contact Angela Rogers at

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Advisory Forum

Fill out the online application to host an Advisory Forum in your community.

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