March 23, 2017
Tucson, AZ—The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior site location advisors, honored six outstanding economic developers and economic development organizations with the 2017 Excellence in Economic Development awards at the Guild’s annual conference, March 15, 2017.
Winning professionals and Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are nominated by SSG members and are selected based on mastery of process; ingenuity and creativity; going above and beyond; political acumen; staying power; and personal, caring touch.
The 2017 SSG Excellence in Economic Development award winners are:
- Dave Smith, Brunswick-Glynn County Development Authority (Georgia)
- Tom Brymer, Town of Westlake (Texas)
- Casey Barnes, Orlando Economic Development Commission (Florida)
- Charleston Regional Development Authority (South Carolina)
- Roanoke Regional Partnership (Virginia)
- Invest Macedonia (International Award)
“All of our award winners this year are outstanding,” said Mark Williams, SSG Board Chairman. “Each recipient provides a unique example of what it takes to be a successful economic developer.”
The Excellence in Economic Development Awards were created to promote positive interactions between site selection professionals and EDOs, to encourage innovation by highlighting EDO best practices, and to introduce and advance high standards for the site selector profession.
About The Site Selectors Guild
The Site Selectors Guild (SSG) is a professional association comprised of the world’s leading corporate location advisory consultants to companies looking to build or expand. The mission of SSG is to advance the profession of corporate location strategy by raising the awareness of the value professional location strategy and site selection services create for corporations, sharing thought leadership and best practices, developing and nurturing relationships between SSG members, economic development organizations and corporate stakeholders and contributing to policy discussions that affect location strategy and the future of the profession.
All members of SSG have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, SSG brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable, top quality resource for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.