New Webinar Series: “Inside Site Selection: Industries & Insights”

The Guild’s four-part, live webinar series will shed light on hot industries and timely topics in corporate location strategy. Guild members will cover everything from advanced manufacturing and logistics to site visits and the future of incentives.

The series will run from September 2020 – January 2021 and feature a diverse group of Guild member panelists. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during our live Q&A.




Urban, Suburban Or Rural? COVID-19 & The Changing Landscape Of Site Selection Webinar

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the Site Selectors Guild hosted a webinar panel on how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact corporate location preferences in the year ahead.

Guild CEO Rick Weddle led the discussion with Guild Board Chairman Jay Garner of Garner Economics, Vice Chair Chris Lloyd of McGuireWoods Consulting, and Guild members Bob Hess of Newmark Knight Frank and Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group.




Doing Deals During COVID-19 Webinar

On Wednesday, June 3, the Site Selectors Guild hosted a webinar titled, “Doing Deals During COVID-19.” The discussion dug into topics including best practices for hosting virtual site tours, capitalizing on reshoring opportunities and programs and incentives that would make communities more competitive in this new environment.

Guild CEO Rick Weddle moderated the panel and was joined by Site Selectors Guild Board Chairman, Jay Garner of Garner Economics and Guild members Didi Caldwell of Global Locations Strategies, Greg Burkart of Duff and Phelps and Larry Gigerich of Ginovus.



Site Selection After COVID-19: Predictions From The Experts Webinar

On Tuesday, April 21, the Site Selectors Guild hosted a webinar titled, “Site Selection After COVID-19: Predictions From The Experts.” The discussion focused on the Guild’s recent research findings on the impact of COVID-19 including, an uptick in on-shoring especially in the pharmaceutical and life science industries, dwindling demand for office real estate as technology allows more remote work and guarded optimism that corporate location decisions will resume in late 2020 or 2021.

Guild CEO Rick Weddle moderated the panel and was joined by Guild board members Jay Garner of Garner Economics LLC; Chris Lloyd, McGuireWoods Consulting; Michelle Comerford, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company; Gregg Wassmansdorf, Newmark Knight Frank.



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Guild members represent the world’s leading corporate location advisors across every industry, sector, and function. This year, the Guild welcomes four new members and advance three from associate to full membership.

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We conduct regional Advisory Forums throughout the world in partnership with local or state economic development organizations and IPAs.

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