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Episode 36 – Manufacturing Re-shoring: Post-COVID 19 Tipping Point

In this week’s episode of Site Selection Matters, Guild President Rick Weddle speaks with Greg Burkart, Managing Director and Practice Leader with Duff & Phelps, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the dynamics of manufacturing location activity around the world. Greg explores manufacturing re-shoring and how it will impact stated, regions and cities in the years ahead.


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Episode 35 – Insights into Location Resilience as a Factor in the Post-Pandemic Era

This episode takes a deep dive into site location in the post-pandemic era as Rick Weddle interviews a distinguished panel of Guild members about economic resilience. Listen as Mark Williams, President of the Strategic Development Group, Angelos Angelou, founder and Principal Executive Officer of Angelou Economics, Von Hatley, Managing Director of Jones Walker Consulting, Jerry Szatan, owner of Szatan & Associates, Ken Maly, Senior Managing Director for Location Strategy with Newmark Knight Frank, and Seth Martindale, Senior Managing Director of CBRE share their informed insights into how location resilience will impact site location in the future. If you listen to one podcast this year, this should be it!


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Episode 34 – Site Location in the Post COVID-19 Era

Guild President and CEO Rick Weddle talks with Tom Stringer, Managing Director and Service Leader for Site Selection and Incentives with BDO, about site location work in the Post COVID-19 Era.


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Episode 33 -Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Redrawing Europe’s Borders

Elias van Herwaarden of Location Perspectives talks with Guild President Rick Weddle about how the COVID-19 pandemic may be redrawing Europe’s economic borders.


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Episode 32 – Reshoring in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mark Williams, President of the Strategic Development Group, discusses the concept of reshoring with Guild President, Rick Weddle. Hear how reshoring is impacting economic development and how COVID-19 is impacting the site location business overall.


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Episode 31 – Incentives in the Age of COVID-19

Listen to Andy Shapiro with Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company talk with Guild President Rick Weddle about the state and local financial incentive climate in the post COVID-19 economic environment.


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Episode 30 – So, you had an investment attraction strategy. What now?

In this episode of Site Selection Matters, Guild President Rick Weddle talks with Andreas Dressler of Location Decisions about investment attraction strategies in the post-COVID-19 world in which we live today.


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Episode 29 – Food Industry Trends in the Time of COVID-19

Guild president Rick Weddle interviews Jerry Szatan, Founder and Principal of Szatan & Associates, about current food industry trends and how this sector wiill be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jerry takes a deep dive into the overarching trends that are most prevalent in the food industry today and how these trends may be impacted by consumer shifts and operational changes amidst COVID-19.


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Episode 28 – The Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturers and Supply Chains

Listen to host Rick Weddle interview Michelle Comerford, Guild board member and Industrial and Supply Chain Practice Lead at Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company, about the effect of COVID-19 on manufacturers and the manufacturing supply chain. Hear how we can expect the crisis to shift the way both manufacturers and consumers operate as we look toward recovery from this global crisis.


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Episode 27 – When Site Selection Goes International

In this week’ episode, host Rick Weddle, President of the Site Selectors Guild, interviews Dennis Donovan, Principal of Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting, about the site selection process abroad. Dennis walks us through the site selector’s role in international corporate location decisions and how International Promotion Agencies (IPAs) can better position communities abroad for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).


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Episode 26 – The Impact of the United States, Mexico, Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement

Guild CEO Rick Weddle and Consul General Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada for the US Southeast in Atlanta, GA discuss the USMCA Trade Agreement and its impact on economic development and competitiveness.


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Episode 25 – Competing in a New Era of Manufacturing

In this week’s episode, Guild CEO Rick Weddle interviews Von Hatley, Managing Director at Jones Walker Consulting about major trends in the advanced manufacturing industry. Von and Rick dig deep into shifts in manufacturing and how they are affecting our economy, workforce and site selection decisions.


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Episode 24 – The Economic Development Implications of Solar Power

Join Site Selectors Guild President, Rick Weddle, as he discusses the economic development implications of solar power with Will Hearn, Director of Site Selection and Real Estate for Origis Energy.


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Episode 23 – Corporate Perceptions of the Site Location Industry

Guild President, Rick Weddle, speaks with Robyn Domber, VP of Researchg at Development Counsellors International (DCI), about the role of research in economic development and site location. In this episode, Rick and Robyn also discuss a recent study by the Guild to better understand the perception of the site selection profession and familiarity with the Guild among corporate executives.


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Episode 22 – Preparing for BREXIT

Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Site Selectors Guild, speaks with Elias van Herwaarden, Principal with Location Perspectives, about the UK’s long-awaited and controversial exot from the European Union, also known as BREXIT.


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Episode 21 – High-Impact Opportunities in Life Sciences

In this week’s episode, host Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Site Selectors Guild, speaks with Bob Hess, Vice Chairman of Global Strategy at Newmark Knight Frank, about one of the most critical and high-impact economic drivers in the U.S. and globally: life sciences, which includes biosciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Rick and Bob discuss the breadth of the life sciences industry, which accounts for almost two million jobs that call for a diverse set of talented workers.


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Episode 20 – Top 5 Predictions for 2020

This podcast is a special year-end episode of Site Selection Matters featuring five leading experts in site selection and economic development as they make their top predictions for the year ahead. Hear Guild President Rick Weddle interview Didi Caldwell with Global Location Strategies, Dennis Donovan with Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting, Larry Gigerich with Ginovus, Kenny McDonald with One Columbus and 2020 IEDC Chair, and Gregg Wassmansdorf with Newmark Knight Frank as they pull back the curtain and discuss the global economy, US-China relations, the future of work and more.


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Episode 19 – Workforce Trends, Talent Migration and the Rise of Nomadic Workers

Listen to Site Selectors Guild President, Rick Weddle, discuss workforce trends, talent migration and thre rise of nomadic workers with Andrew Phillips, LinkedIn Senior Account Executive and US Market Economic Development Lead.


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Episode 18 – Top Ten Mistakes Companies Make in Site Selection

Mark Williams, President of the Strategic Development Group discusses the top ten mistakes companies often make in site selection. Hear Guild President, Rick Weddle, talk with Mark about his experience and his observations of companies’ site location errors that have enormous short and long-term cost consequences.


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Episode 17 – How to Prepare for Site Visits

In this week’s episode of Site Selection Matters, Rick Weddle talks with Mike Mullis and Denise Mott from J.M. Mullis about the RFI/RFP process and how to effectively prepare for a successful site visit. Hear the inside story on how to move a community from a company’s short list to a site visit and, ultimately, a successful project location.


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