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Don Schjeldahl


DSG Advisors
Cleveland, OH

DSG Advisors is a consulting platform that harnesses expertise in corporate location selection and economic development best practices. With more than 30 years’ experience in corporate consulting, company founder Don Schjeldahl is a leading expert in corporate location strategy and community/property selection for manufacturing and specialized industrial facilities.

DSG Advisors are experts at investigating a wide spectrum of production and supply chain factors that influence location strategy and supply chain network optimization.

North America
Energy Automotive Chemicals and Plastics
Advanced Manufacturing Food and Beverage Media
Paper Aerospace, Aeronautics and Aviation
Alkermes Pharmaceuticals Amy’s Kitchen Armstrong World Industries
Avery Dennison Avon Cosmetics Carvel-Celebration Foods
Colgate–Palmolive Deschutes Brewing Dole Fresh Vegetables
Eaton Marine Ghirardelli Chocolates Lindt & Sprungli
Pepsi Cola Sierra Nevada Brewing Sundstrand Corporation

Past employment includes the following:

  • DSG Advisors – 2013-present
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing – Mills River, NC, 2011-2013
  • Austin Consulting – Cleveland, OH, 1984-2011

Don Schjeldahl has a BA in Economic Geography from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Industrial Geography from Wayne State University.

  • You must love travel if you’re a site selector. I’ve worked projects in 49 states (still waiting for that project in Hawaii) and 12 countries
  • I love everything outdoors – kayaking, mountain biking, photography
  • It’s all about family