Advisory Forums & Services

Opportunities For Your Community

If you’re looking to bring Site Selectors Guild members to your community, receive feedback on local business attraction and retention issues, or need a professional site selector speaker for your next event—look no further. The Site Selectors Guild offers opportunities for economic development organizations and other related entities to engage Guild members for Advisory Forums and other custom services.

Host an Advisory Forum

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General Information

A Site Selectors Guild Advisory Forum is one of the most effective ways a region can market itself to site selectors and enhance business attraction efforts. The Guild works with states, regions, and communities to provide officially sanctioned Advisory Forums where economic developers and their stakeholders have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading location strategists.

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

Benefits and Agenda

What’s Included?

During an official Guild Advisory Forum, three to five (or ten if you like!) members will tour and inspect a community or region to get a high-level understanding of the workforce, available properties, community assets and amenities, and the overall business climate for a particular target industry or industries. Based on this first-hand field inspection, as well as knowledge from conducting site selection projects across the country and internationally in numerous communities, the Guild consultants will then provide valuable live feedback and high-level recommendations as to how the area can be more competitive in its business attraction and economic development efforts.

A typical Guild Advisory Forum occurs over the course of three days, tailored to the community or region where it’s held. The tours and the number of consultants can be customized depending on need, geography, budget, industry focus, and other factors. The event begins with an introductory dinner and overview on evening one, follows with a full day of touring, field inspections, meetings and another working dinner, and culminates the next day with panel discussions to discuss findings and conclusions with the Guild consultants, presented to an audience of the client’s choosing. This panel discussion will provide specific feedback and high-level recommendations on ways to become more competitive for business investment, and provides education to the community stakeholders on how business location decisions are made and what other leading economic development are doing to attract business investment.

Cost

What is the Pricing?

Pricing depends on the number of consultants. A fully coordinated three consultant Advisory Forum in the U.S. starts at $19,000 plus airfare expenses for three consultants with experience in the industry sector(s) of your choosing. Prices increase proportionately for larger Forums. A deposit of 20% of the total fee is due upon contract execution, with the balance due at the conclusion of the event.

Additional Information

If you’re interested in a different type of event or consultant engagement, please contact us.

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Key Contact

Angela Rogers

President & Founder, Angela Rogers Group

[email protected]
(501) 904-5228