About Us

 

NAVIGATING OPTIMUM SITES FOR YOUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.

Navigating the complex landscape of site selection takes time, and if location alternatives are not considered carefully, costly mistakes can be made in the process. That’s why Strategic Development Group spends what it takes to identify and secure a competitive location that helps you get the most out of your project.

But we don’t stop at finding you the right site.

From a complete site analysis to incentive negotiation, we partner with you at every step, working through the logistics, labor demographics, and other critical factors you need to consider, as well as the opportunities you haven’t yet thought of, so you can feel good about your decision – and the future of your company.

And while we’ve built a reputation for our site selection solutions with private sector companies, it’s our work with the public sectors and communities that allows us to offer a more comprehensive perspective. With proven experience and capabilities, we continue to build relationships in the public sector that generate detailed insight on the strengths and offerings of each community to every business client, while at the same time, advising community development groups on what makes them more attractive, and, as a result, more successful.

With access to our principal team and complete transparency at every stage of site selection, we offer an approach that isn’t just strategic. It’s meaningful. And it can work for you.

Trusted site selection service from the team that knows it best.

Mark
Williams

President

Jeannette
Goldsmith

Vice President

Danielle
Campolo

Senior Principal

Mac
Farr

Consultant

“The site location and incentive negotiation services provided by Strategic Development Group were a critical component of Nutramax Laboratories’ successful multi-state evaluation of locations for its expanded manufacturing and headquarters.  We value and depend on their honestly and superior ability to produce tangible results.”

– DR. ROBERT W. HENDERSON

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES

LKQ is extremely pleased with Strategic Development Group’s services as it related to our Nashville Headquarters site selection.  They helped LKQ find the best location for our North American headquarters, while negotiating a significant incentive package to help reduce our initial and ongoing project costs.  Their ability to navigate this process, while serving as our liaison with State and local economic development entities, was particularly useful for this project, as well as for many of our other ongoing distribution and warehousing projects.  They exceeded expectations and provided a professional environment that facilitated plans and actions for all involved.

– SY FINKELSTEIN

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE REAL ESTATE, LKQ CORPORATION

“Strategic Development Group has been a trusted partner for over a decade, providing essential site selection and incentive negotiation services, most notably with their involvement in our siting of a new, state of the art micro-mini mill in Durant, Oklahoma. Their proven expertise and commitment to our success has been invaluable.”

– CHIP GOODING

VICE PRESIDENT OF TAX, COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY

“Strategic Development Group truly understood that our project needs were evolving. Their fluid and flexible approach helped us to reach our project goals and timelines during our multi-state evaluation of sites for a new manufacturing facility in New Castle, Indiana. SDG’S ability to present concise summaries of site conditions, development costs, incentives and recommendations were critical for our management’s ability to make a final site location decision.”

– TED MOORE

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, MICRONUTRIENTS, INC.

“Strategic Development Group provided significant value through their site selection and incentive negotiation process, resulting in Sumiden’s new wire manufacturing facility in Dayton, Texas. SDG’S ethical and unbiased practices made us feel confident in our final site location and, ultimately, our investment.”

– JON CORNELIUS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER, SUMIDEN WIRE PRODUCTS CORPORATION

Fostering communities for a better future.

We believe that community is the building block of successful business and that the health of every future workforce depends on what we do to make a difference for the youth of today.

Our philanthropic contributions include:

Corporate social responsibility is at the core of our business culture, and we’re proud to make a positive and lasting impact on communities near and far. Whether we’re donating time or funding, our contributions are made to those organizations that we believe enhance quality of life, especially for our youth, so that they have access to the tools they need to compete and succeed in tomorrow’s workforce.