Jeannette T. GoldsmithVice President Strategic Development Group
Founded in 1999, Strategic Development Group is a highly specialized site selection consulting firm focused on identifying optimum locations, maximizing the value of incentives and minimizing risk for companies across a wide range of industries. In addition to site selection, Strategic Development Group offers economic development consulting to help attract new capital investments and, ultimately, new jobs.
From Bridgestone and Boeing to Tupperware and BP, Strategic Development Group’s growing list of satisfied clients and long-term relationships are a testament to their diligence and efficiency at every level of the site selection process. No matter the challenge, clients of various sizes and industries, enjoy the accessibility and collaboration of Strategic Development Group’s leadership team and trust them to find the best locations for the best value through a process of only the highest ethical standards.
Geographic Areas Served:
- North America
- United States
Industries or Specialties:
- Advanced Manufacturing
Areas of Expertise: Jeannette’s background spans more than 20 years in site location consulting, incentive negotiations, and economic development consulting. Her specific experience includes a heavy focus on manufacturing (specifically, aerospace, logistics, advanced materials and automotive sectors), as well as office sectors. Recent clients include Suntory, Boeing, Nissan North America, Suncoke Energy and Vought Aircraft. Among Jeannette’s most notable projects, are Nissan North America’s headquarter relocation from Los Angeles to Nashville, the Boeing 7E7 Final Assembly siting project and the Vought Aircraft / Alenia Aeronautica 7E7 supplier site project.
Her most recent economic development assignments include evaluating automotive assembly sites for NCRR and developing and implementing a site certification program for Mississippi Power Company. In addition, she recently completed an economic development strategic plan for Transylvania County, NC and Citrus County, FL. Jeannette has designed several site certification programs, including the South Carolina Department of Commerce Certified Site Program, the Mississippi Power Certified Site Program and the site evaluation program for Duke Energy.
Goldsmith Strategy 2012-2017
McCallum Sweeney 2001 – 2012
Fluor Global Location Strategies 1998-2001
Notable Past Clients:
- Alenia Aeronautica
- American Titanium Works
- Eastman Chemical Company
- PSS World Medical (McKesson)
- Suncoke Energy
- Vought Aircraft Industries
BA in Government and Economics, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Masters in Public Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC
In the News:
- Don’t Overlook Quality of Life When Evaluating America’s Top Sites
- SSG Excellence in Economic Development Awards