Site Selectors Guild Announces Guild Partner Program

Site Selectors Guild Announces Guild Partner Program

March 31, 2021

Site Selectors Guild Announces Guild Partner Program

New Program Gives Economic Developers Enhanced Access to Site Selection Consultants

March 31, 2021 – Today the Site Selectors Guild launched the Guild Partner Program, a first-of-its-kind networking partnership between economic development organizations and site selection consultants. The Site Selectors Guild is the only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants.

The Guild Partner Program aims to build strong, working relationships between economic development professionals and the industry’s top site selection consultants. Program benefits include the opportunity to attend intimate, partner-only networking events with Guild members, priority access to register for the Guild’s Annual Conference and Fall Forum, recognition on the Guild’s website and more.

The Guild conducted an online and telephone survey of 275 economic developers to gauge the most-valued benefits for the new program.

“As we gathered feedback from the economic development community and looked for ways to advance the Guild’s mission to create meaningful connections between Guild members and economic developers, we felt the Guild Partner Program would be a valuable new offering,” said Jay Garner, Site Selectors Guild board chair and president of Garner Economics LLC. “The new program is also part the Guild’s strategy to create and offer more new products and content for economic development organizations.”

Enrollment in the Guild Partner Program is by organization, not by individual. The first enrollment period will run from April 1 to May 31, 2021 and space will be limited to the first 100 economic development organizations (EDOs) that sign up. EDOs that join during this time will be considered founding partners. The Guild will open a second enrollment period from October 1 – October 31, 2021.

“Economic development is an increasingly dynamic and challenging industry,” said Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Site Selectors Guild. “We are looking forward to welcoming our founding partners to this program and new opportunities for our members to engage with them.”

To learn more about the Guild Partner Program benefits and pricing, visit


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. In the past three years alone, Guild members facilitated the announced creation of approximately 165,000 jobs and $90 billion in announced capital investment. Guild membership is the highest standard in the site selection industry. For more information, visit or follow @siteselectguild on Twitter.