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SITE SELECTORS GUILD AND DCI FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP

New York, NY — August 20, 2019 —The Site Selectors Guild (the Guild), the professional association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, today announced a new partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI) – a marketing agency specializing in economic development and tourism.

The two organizations have begun cooperating to promote the site selection profession, to highlight the achievements of the Guild and its member firms and to deliver value to corporate location decision-makers and economic developers worldwide. This collaboration has been quick to yield results, including eight podcasts in a continuing series called Site Selection Matters (available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and others), and preparations for a DCI-led session at the Guild’s upcoming Fall Forum, in Plano, Texas Sept. 9-11. In spring of 2020 the Guild and DCI will be releasing the first annual “State of Site Selection” report, documenting the latest corporate location trends and projecting the near-term outlook for activity around the globe.

“As we approach two auspicious milestones – the Guild’s 10-year anniversary and the centennial of the entire site selection profession – our highest priority is to draw attention to the value that site selectors create on behalf of companies seeking to deploy or reposition operations and for communities eager to attract new jobs and investment,” said Andy Shapiro, Site Selectors Guild board chair and Managing Director at Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company. “DCI was the obvious partner as we take these crucial next steps; we are looking forward to leveraging the synergies and capabilities of our two organizations.”

“We have worked with Guild members informally for years, often facilitating interaction with our clients, and we’re thrilled with the opportunity to leverage our full suite of marketing and creative services to elevate this partnership,” said Julie Curtin, president, economic development, DCI. “We are always looking for ways to bring fresh thinking to the economic development world, and that coupled with our experience in marketing locations to corporate executives, makes DCI a great fit to take the Guild’s brand and its members service offerings to the next level.”

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About The Site Selectors Guild

The Site Selectors Guild is the only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants. Guild members provide location strategy to corporations across the globe and for every industry, sector, and function. Founded in 2010, the Site Selectors Guild is dedicated to advancing the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting integrity, objectivity, and professional development. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience. Guild Membership is the highest standard in the site selection industry. For more information, visit siteselectorsguild.com or follow @siteselectguild on Twitter.

About Development Counsellors International

Development Counsellors International (DCI) is the leader in travel and economic development marketing — increasing visitors and business inquiries for places across the globe. Since 1960, DCI has worked with more than 450 cities, regions, states and countries, helping them attract both investors and visitors. DCI specializes exclusively in all phases of economic development and travel marketing. DCI has offices in New York, Denver, Toronto and Los Angeles. For more information, visit aboutdci.com or follow @aboutDCI on Twitter.